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Cabin John Miniature Train

Cabin John Regional Park

7410 Tuckerman Lane
Rockville, MD 20852
301-765-8670 Train Information
301-650-2880 Party Room Reservations
2014 Cabin John Train brochure

Along with the many fine features in this popular park, both children and adults are entranced by a ride on the miniature train.  The train is a replica of the 1863 C.P. Huntington, a 4-2-4T steam locomotive purchased by the Southern Pacific Railroad and named in honor of Collis P. Huntington, President of the Southern Pacific Company. A party room at the Cabin John train station is available for rentals.

Miniature Train Area Miniature Train Depot Miniature Train - Waiting for Boarding Passengers Miniature Train - Leaving the Station
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Due to Rain and Wet Tracks the Eye Spy Halloween train for Saturday Oct. 11 will be canceled. If you purchase tickets on line the money will go back to your parkpass account so the money can be used to buy tickets for another day. If you wish to get a refund, Please email


Ride the Cabin John "Eye Spy" Halloween Train!

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Looking for something fun to do this Halloween that won't give your younger kids nightmares? Ride the "Eye Spy" Halloween Train at Cabin John Regional Park! Your kids will have fun looking for familiar friends and animals hiding in the woods and marking them off their "Eye Spy" card, while you sit back and enjoy the ride! We'll show family-friendly Halloween movies each night, too!

Running Dates
Friday and Saturday, October 11-12, 17-19 and 24-26
and everyday from Wednesday, October 29 through Saturday, November 1
The train departs on the half-hour.
Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 8:00pm
and weekdays from 3:00-8:00 pm.
$5.00 per person, and children under age 2 ride FREE with a paying adult
Purchase Your Tickets Online
No waiting in line for hours! Purchase your train tickets online at* for the specific time you'd like to ride. Click on the "Programs/Activities" tab up top, then click on "Special Events." After you've paid, a small printer icon will appear--click on that to print your ParkPASS confirmation. This confirmation is your ticket, so be sure to bring it with you. Trains leave on the half-hour. Please be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your departure time.
*If you don't have a ParkPASS account, you can sign up for one here. If you have any problems, please call us at 301-495-2580 [M-F, 10am-2pm].
Help the Hungry
Bring canned food donations with you, and we'll donate it to Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg. Thank you for your generosity!
Inclement Weather
For your safety, we can't run the train if the tracks are wet (even if it's stopped raining). Please check our Facebook page (Cabin John Train) for weather and operating updates.
Refund Policy
If you've purchased train tickets and the train cannot run on that date/time, we will refund the purchase price of your tickets to your ParkPASS account, which you can use to purchase tickets for another day/time (or put toward another Parks class or program). We can also refund your money if you prefer.

If this looks too tame for you, check out the Wheaton Haunted Train and Creepy Carousel!

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Book Your Party at the Cabin John Train ONLINE!

NEW in 2014! You can now book your party online at We're now accepting reservations for spring and summer parties in the Cabin John Train Party Room.

If you already have a ParkPASS account and know your login and PIN number, you're ready to go! If you don't have a ParkPASS account, why not sign up for one right now? It's free and only takes a few minutes. If you sign up on a Friday, it could take up to 48 hours to get your login and PIN numbers emailed to you; turnaround is quicker if you sign up Monday-Thursday, or Sunday. If you have questions about ParkPASS, please call 301-495-2580 M-F 10am - 2pm.

How to Book Your Party Room Online
Go to and click on the blue “Rental Information and Booking” tab up top, then click on “Book Facility by Location” at the bottom of the page. Then in the “Complex” box, scroll down to find “Cabin John Train.” On the next page, click and hold the arrow next to the empty “Function” box, and choose between “Cabin John Train Party Room 2 hours” or “Cabin John Train Party Room 5 hours.” Then pick your date, and available options for the Train Party Room will appear. Check “Book” and click “Add,” and you’re on your way! To make your reservations by phone or in person, see the 2014 Cabin John Train brochure


Hours & Schedule

2014 Cabin John Train & Party Room Schedule



December, 2013 -
April 11, 2014

Train closed for the season

Party Room available

at off-season rates

April to September

Operating Schedule

April: 12-20, 26 & 27 ---------------------- 10am-6pm

May: Weekends & Memorial Day -------- 10am-6pm

June 1-August 24: Open Daily -------- 10am-6pm

August 25-29, 2014: Closed

September: Open Labor Day & Weekends 10am-6pm

Party Room available

at in-season rates

Open select dates for "Eye Spy" Halloween Train event

Party Room unavailable


Train closed for the season

December 2014-
early April 2015

Train closed for the season

Party Room available

at off-season rates

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Ticket Information

Tickets good for one ride are $1.75 each, and children under age 2 may ride free with a paying adult. Get a book of 10 for $15.75 and save 10%!

Cabin John Train Party Room Rentals

Train Station Party Room Train Station Party Room

Reserve the Cabin John Train Party Room for Your Party!

The Party Room at the Cabin John Miniature Train is perfect for your child’s next birthday party or family celebration. The spacious Train Station Party Room features a fun train motif and can accommodate up to 50 people. As part of the birthday party package during the Regular Season (spring, summer and early fall) you'll get:

  • Use of the Party Room for 2 hours (choose from 10am-Noon, 1-3pm or 4-6pm)
  • Use of tables, chairs and refrigerator/freezer
  • 20 complimentary train tickets
  • Special photo opportunity for the birthday boy or girl on the locomotive engine
  • Special "no-wait" priority seating on the first train ride for your whole party

In the winter and early spring, the train is put to bed, but the Party Room at the Train Station is still available for fun from December through March at reduced, off-season rates! The party room is heated with restroom facilities.

There may still be a few off-season (December, 2014- April , 2015) dates available; call us for more information. We're now taking reservations for the 2014 Regular Season (April 12-September 30). Weekend dates go fast, so reserve online today or call us!

Winter 2014 Party Room Bookings

If you have questions after reading the brochure, please call us at 301-650-2880. Please be sure to leave a message if a live person doesn't answer, and we'll get back to you.


From I-270 take Exit 1A and merge onto Old Georgetown Road/MD 187.  Turn left onto Tuckerman Lane and continue to the park entrance.

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Date of last update: March 18, 2014 CFH