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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

Download or view the 2015 CABIN JOHN TRAIN BROCHURE here, with operating hours and Party Room rental information

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
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Hours & Schedule

Operating Hours and Party Room Schedule



December, 2014 -
March 29, 2015

Train closed for the season

Party Room available at
OFF-season rates

April to September



April: Open during MCPS Spring Break
April 4 - 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26, 10am-6pm
May: Open Memorial Day, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-6pm
June 1-August 30: Open Daily, 10am-6pm
September: Open Labor Day, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-6pm

Party Room available at

IN-season rates

Open October 10 & 11, 16-18, 23-25 and 28-31 for the annual Cabin John "Eye Spy" Halloween Train event

Party Room unavailable


Train closed for the season

December 5, 2015-
March 20, 2016

Train closed for the season

Party Room available at
OFF-season rates

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Cabin John "Eye Spy" Halloween Train Opens October 10!

It's fun, not frightening! Ride the Cabin John "Eye Spy" Halloween Train! Opens October 10.

The Cabin John "Eye Spy" Halloween Train was designed to delight younger kids (under 8 years old) - it's all about fun, not fright!

Each child will receive an Eye Spy card before boarding the train. As the train winds its way through the woods of Cabin John Regional Park, kids can look around to find Halloween friends hiding there, and mark them off their Eye Spy card.

We'll also show free Halloween movies outside the train station, and have other fun Halloween activities for the kids. Costumes are encouraged!
Please bring canned food items for your neighbors in need--we'll give your donations to Manna Food.


Saturday & Sunday, October 10 & 11
Saturday & Sunday, October 17 & 18
Saturday & Sunday, October 24 & 25
Saturday, October 31


Friday, October 16
Friday, October 23
Wednesday, October 28
Thursday, October 29
Friday, October 30


  • Tickets go on sale Thursday, October 1 at
  • Admission: $6 per person (children under age 2 ride free with a paid adult)
  • Trains run on the half-hour (1-8pm on Saturdays and Sundays, 3-8 on weekdays)
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your chosen departure time.
  • Your ActiveMONTGOMERY confirmation is your ticket, so be sure to bring it with you!

*Purchase tickets for specific departure times at Hover over "Activities" and click on "Events," then pick your date.
Your ActiveMONTGOMERY confirmation is your ticket, so be sure to bring it with you!

If you'd like a frightening Halloween option, head over to the Haunted Train and Creepy Carousel at Wheaton Regional Park!

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).

Train Station Party Room Train Station Party Room

Rent the Cabin John Train Party Room!

The Party Room at the Cabin John Miniature Train Station 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, you'll get:

  • Use of the Party Room for 2 hours for $175 (plus a $50 refundable security deposit)
  • Choice of a time slot: 10am - 12pm; 1pm - 3pm or 4pm - 6pm
  • Use of tables, chairs and refrigerator/freezer
  • 20 complimentary train tickets (in-season April - September) - additional tickets may be purchased the day of the rental, if needed
  • Special photo opportunity for the birthday child on the locomotive engine (in-season April - September)
  • Special "no-wait" priority seating on the first train ride for your whole party (in-season April - September)

Party Room reservations for the 2015 regular operating season (April 4 - September 27) are currently being accepted and reservations are required. Information can be found on our brochure. Common questions: How do I pickup my tickets the day of my party? Who will open the room for me? Will staff be onsite? 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

Book Your Party Online

For your convenience, book your party online at 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). Information is also available in our brochure.

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 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, check “Book” and click “Add,” and you’re on your way!

To book a party over the phone, please call 301-650-2880, leave a message, and we’ll call you back (M-F). We’ll take your credit card info (MC or VISA) over the phone. Please note the best way to secure your preferred date and time is to book online where you get an instant confirmation after payment and you don't have to wait for a return call.

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:
No refunds will be issued if the cancellation request is submitted less than fourteen (14) days prior to the rental date.


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: August 26, 2015