Birthday party caboose rentals are closed for 2022 due to COVID-19 health precautions.

Celebrate a special occasion in our Birthday Party Caboose at the North Carolina Railway Museum! Our vintage 1913 caboose is available for rent as a party room for birthdays and other events. Tables and chairs are provided, so all you need to do is bring the party favors, decorations, refreshments and guest of honor!

The party caboose is not part of the train rides and does not move.
Train tickets are NOT included in the rental.

Birthday Caboose Train tickets for the same day before or after the party can be purchased online in advance.

The stand-along caboose has two ‘rooms’ – this is a real caboose, so these rooms are narrow. The larger room seats 12-15 children or 8-12 adults. The second room has a small table to store your party items, etc. There is an outdoor public area outside of the caboose with picnic tables, available to all of our visitors on a first-come, first-serve basis in our rail yard.

The caboose rental is $125 for pre-scheduled two hour periods on train operation days.

Make your online reservation here for the birthday caboose. You will see available Saturday dates on our calendar by month. If you see “$125” listed, click on it, as that is an available date to rent the caboose. This page can be slow to load, so wait a few seconds for the page to populate available days. If the day is grayed out, there is not a birthday caboose offered on that day.

For questions, please send us an email and a volunteer will respond–please be patient.