menu
» Back to: » Parks home » Carousel and Trains » Miniature Train

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 - updated information available here

Follow us on Join Wheaton Ice Arena on Facebook! Facebook

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. The train's five passenger cars carry visitors on a scenic two-mile ride through the Cabin John Regional Park (about a 15-minute ride). A party room at the Cabin John train station is available for rentals (details below).

Miniature Train Area Miniature Train Depot Miniature Train - Waiting for Boarding Passengers Miniature Train - Leaving the Station
Click thumbnails for larger picture

Announcements

Update The Cabin John Miniature Train is open for the season! Weather permitting, it will then be open weekends 10am to 6pm in April and May and begin full time operations in June. Please remember the train does not run when the tracks are wet. To find out if we are closed due to rain or wet tracks please visit our FaceBook page for an updated status. Reservations for Spring and Summer 2016 Party Room Reservations begins online on Tuesday, February 16 at ActiveMontgomery.org. Directions on how to book online are below.

WEATHER ALERT: In the event of inclement weather, please check www.MontgomeryParks.org/weather or call 301-495-2595 for updates on closures, cancellations, and delays and other weather-related updates from Montgomery Parks.

Ticket Information

Tickets good for one ride are $2.00 each, and children under age 2 may ride free with a paying adult. Riders age 2 and older must purchase a ticket. Buy a book of 10 at the train station for $18.00 and save 10%! Tickets may be purchased at the Train Station during normal operating hours (sorry, not available for online purchase).

2016 Cabin John Train Schedule

Train Dates & Hours of Operation (weather permitting)

Party Room Rentals

December 2015 -
March 24, 2016

Train CLOSED for the season

Party Room available at off-season rates.

March - April 2016

March 25 - April 1 - OPEN for Spring Break 10am – 6pm

Party Room available at in-season rates.

April 2016 -
September 2016

April: OPEN Saturdays and Sundays 10am-6pm

May: OPEN Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day 10am – 6pm

June 1 - August 28: OPEN daily 10am – 6pm

August 29 – September 2: CLOSED

September: OPEN Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day 10am-6pm

Party Room available at in-season rates

October 2016

OPEN on selected dates for Eye Spy Halloween Train

Party Room Unavailable

November 2016

Train CLOSED for the Season

Party Room Unavailable

December 2016 - early April 2017

Train CLOSED for the Season

Party Room available at off-season rates

Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Program Access Office at 301-495-2477 (Voice), MD Relay 7-1-1 or 800-552-7724 or ProgramAccess@MontgomeryParks.org to request a disability modification. Visit www.MontgomeryParks.org/access for more information.

Rent the Cabin John Train Party Room!

Train Station Party Room Train Station Party Room

The Party Room at the Cabin John Miniature Train Station is perfect for your child’s next birthday party or family celebration. Information is available on our brochure. 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, you'll get:

  • Use of the Party Room for 2 hours for $200 OR 5 hours for $400
  • 2 hour time slot choices: 10am - 12pm; 1pm - 3pm or 4pm - 6pm
  • 5 hour time slot choices: 10am - 3pm or 1pm - 6pm
  • Use of tables, chairs and refrigerator/freezer
  • 20 complimentary train tickets for a 2 hour party in-season March 25 - September (40 complimentary train tickets for a 5 hour party in season). Additional train tickets may be purchased the day of the rental, if needed.
  • Special photo opportunity for the birthday child on the locomotive engine (in-season March 25 - September)
  • Special "no-wait" priority seating on the first train ride for your whole party (in-season March 25 - September)
    In-Season Party Room Rates (March 25 through September 2016)
    Train Station Party Room
    2 hours 
    10am-Noon, 1-3pm, 4-6pm
    $ 200.00
    5 hours
    10am-3pm or 1-6pm
    $ 400.00

Common questions: How do I pickup my tickets the day of my party? Who will open the room for me? Will staff be onsite? How do I schedule my party's train ride? You can find the answers here. Need to know what size tablecloths to purchase? Find our Party Room floor plan here.

If you have questions after reading this information, please e-mail CabinJohnTrain@MontgomeryParks.org.

Book Your Party Online

For your convenience, book your party online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org. The party room is available by reservation only. Availability is limited and time slots fill quickly, so please book your party well in advance of your preferred date. Dates and times of availability can be found online (see "How to Book Your Party Room Online" below).

If you already have a ActiveMONTGOMERY account and know your login and PIN number, you're ready to go! If you don't have a ActiveMONTGOMERY account, why not sign up for one right now? It's free and only takes a few minutes. If you have questions about ActiveMONTGOMERY, please call 301-495-2580 M-F.

How to Book Your Party Room Online
  1. Go to www.ActiveMONTGOMERY.com.
  2. Click on the middle of three boxes marked "Facilities" (between "Activities" and "Memberships")
  3. Click on "Quick Reserve"
  4. Login to your account, or click on "Create Account" if you do not have one already.
  5. Click on the “Reservation Group" and select "Parks Cabin John Train.”
  6. Select the date you are interested in; if you want to change the date, make sure to click "Check Availability" again to update the results. You will see a screen that looks like this:
    CJT 
    The times listed correspond to the facility name on the left.
  7. Enter the event name at the top of the table (for example, "John's 5th Birthday Party").
  8. Select the reservation that you are interested in by clicking on the first checkbox and the rest of the greyed-out boxes will check off to show the entire reservation. Note: a red check means that the timeframe is unavailable.
  9. Click the "Calculate Charges" button and see what will be the rental fee.
  10. After reading the waiver by clicking on the description, enter your initials to agree to the waiver.
  11. Click "Reserve."
  12. Enter your payment information on the next screen and click "Continue" to complete your order.

How to Cancel a Party Room Reservation
To receive a refund, please submit your cancellation in writing at least fourteen (14) days prior to the rental date. A $25 cancellation fee will be subtracted from your total refund. You may e-mail your cancellation notification to: CabinJohnTrain@MontgomeryParks.org.
No refunds will be issued if the cancellation request is submitted fewer than fourteen (14) days prior to the rental date.

More Great Places to...

Other places to party in the parks: Ice rinks and Wheaton Sports Pavilion

Directions

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.

Click here for map directions

How Are We Doing?

Please let us know how we are doing by filling out a quick 10-question online survey

Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Program Access Office at 301-495-2477 (Voice), MD Relay 7-1-1 or 800-552-7724 or ProgramAccess@MontgomeryParks.org to request a disability modification. Visit www.MontgomeryParks.org/access for more information.

Date of last update: August 26, 2015