Birthday Party Caboose

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 caboose is not part of the train rides and does not move – train tickets are NOT included in the rental.
However, if your party is scheduled on one of our Ride Days, you may purchase tickets online in advance at regular ticket prices.
On some weekends, caboose rentals are timed to coincide with convenient train departures after the rental period.

The 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 rents for $125 for two hours. Parties may be booked for 10 a.m. until noon; or 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. If you would like the caboose from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., you can book both rental periods for $225.

For questions, please email someone will reply to you, normally within two business days, but please be patient and courteous with our all volunteer staff.