Birthday Party Caboose

Celebrate a special occasion at our Birthday Party Caboose at the North Carolina Railway Museum!

The Price of the Birthday Caboose Rental is $150.

New Hope Valley Railway offers an option to rent the Stationary Birthday Party Caboose, hosted in the Museum’s 1913 Vintage Caboose 335. The Birthday Caboose is not part of the train rides and does not move.

One-hour round trip train ride tickets in passenger cars after the party can be purchased online in advance. The Birthday Caboose package includes a train ride for the birthday child/person.

Also, all your birthday party guests will be able to visit the Museum’s collection of antique train cars, including the Southern Railway Combine Baggage Car and Railway Post Office #188, artifacts and historic train memorabilia, and a G-scale model railroad layout.

Birthday Party Caboose Package includes:

¨ 2 hours for the party in our Museum’s vintage 1913 Caboose 335 (The Birthday Caboose is not part of the train ride and does not move).
¨ Admission to the NC Railway Museum.
¨An outdoor area in front of the Birthday Caboose with a picnic table reserved for the birthday party.
¨ Free Ride Ticket for the birthday child/person on a standard one-hour round trip in passenger car pulled by historic locomotive after the birthday party.
¨ Tables and chairs (see below for details).

So, all you need to do is bring the party favors, decorations,
refreshments and guest of honor!

The stand-alone caboose has two rooms. This is a real caboose, so the rooms are narrow. The large room seats 12-15 children or 8-12 adults. The second room has a service table (6-ft x 30-inch) to display your party items as well as a small built-in desk (41-inch x 37-inch). The cupola of the caboose is the upper-level observation area of the caboose and requires climbing up vertical stairs for access. In addition, there is one (1) picnic table in front of the Birthday Caboose that accommodate up to 8 children or 6 adults. Each Birthday Party Caboose ticket includes an option to order 1 free standard train ride.

Make your online purchase for the Birthday Party Caboose Today!

For availability and reservations of the Birthday Party Caboose go to the Buy Tickets tab and look for the day and ride time indicating Train Ride + Birthday Party Caboose. The Birthday Party Caboose will be available for the party 2 hours and 15 minutes before the train departure time. Actual party time is limited to 2 hours.

The Birthday Party Caboose tickets may be ordered for certain ride times each day on Hop Into Spring, Brew ‘n’ Choo, Thomas in the Garden Day, and Slow Down Sunday ride days.  Go to the Buy Tickets tab and look for the day and ride time indicating Train Ride + Birthday Party Caboose option to order.  As with all seats/rides, once it is sold out for that day, it will no longer appear on the Buy Tickets event ordering list.

The Birthday Party Caboose is available for more than just birthdays! Our caboose is perfect for any small, private gathering.


Please go to the Schedule page to see what days and time we offer the Birthday Party Caboose

For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) please click here.

If any additional questions, please send an email to [email protected] and a member of the Birthday Party Caboose Team will contact you as soon as possible.