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Wheaton Miniature Train and
Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel

in Wheaton Regional Park

2002 Shorefield Road
Wheaton, MD 20902


Ticket Information
Miniature Train
Party Room Rentals

Contact us:
Train Infomation: 301-563-7545
Party Room Reservation: 301-650-2880

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Wheaton Train and Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel will be open on the weekends in April, open weekends and some weekdays in May (see below) and open 7 days a week in June through August 28.

Please note that for safety and mechanical reasons, the train cannot operate when there is any rain/condensation on the tracks. If the train closes due to inclement weather/track conditions, it will reopen as soon as the tracks are dry and it is safe to operate. Please check our Facebook page for same-day updates on weather and closing/reopening notifiations.

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.

Train & Carousel Ticket Information

Tickets good for one ride on either the train or carousel are $2.00 each. Riders under the age of two years old may ride the train and carousel for no fee with a paying adult. All riders age 2 and older MUST purchase a ticket. Get a book of 10 for $18.00 and save 10%!

2016 Wheaton Train and Carousel Schedule


Hours of Operation (weather permitting)

Party Room Rentals

April 2016 -
September 2016

April: OPEN Saturdays and Sundays 10am-6pm

May: OPEN Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day 10am-6pm
OPEN Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-6pm

June 1-August 28: OPEN Saturdays, Sundays and, Weekdays 10am-6pm

August 29-September 2: CLOSED

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

Party Rooms available at in-season rates

October 2016

OPEN on selected dates for Halloween Train

Party Rooms Unavailable

November 2016

Train CLOSED for the Season

Party Rooms Unavailable

December 2016 - early April 2017

Train CLOSED for the Season

Party Rooms available at off-season rates


Miniature Train History

C.P. Huntington steam locomotive

The miniature 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. Passengers depart the train station
for a 12 minute tour of the park’s forests and
meadows, over a trestle bridge and past Pine Lake.

Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel History

Ovid Hazen Wells CarouselChildren young and old are enchanted by this
historic symbol of bygone days.The beautiful
Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel was built by the Herschell Spillman- Company of Tonawanda,New York in 1915.
It features 33 jumping horses, three zebras and two chariots, making it a mixture of Herschell-Spillman(circa 1905-1915), Spillman Engineering (circa 1920)and, Allen Herschel (circa 1920) carvings.

In the 19th century, carousels were common features at city parks, carnivals, state fairs or resorts, and thousands of beautifully decorated, hand-built structures with delightful hand-carved animals were manufactured. Of the thousands produced during that time, only a few hundred survive. From the 1960s until 1981 this carousel was operated on the Mall in Washington, D.C., when it was acquired by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and relocated to Wheaton Regional Park.

Party Room Rentals at Wheaton Train & Carousel

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Wheaton Train & Carousel: What a Great Place for a Party!

The Party Rooms at the Wheaton Train and Carousel are perfect for your child's next birthday party or family celebration!

  • The spacious Train Station Party Room party room features a fun train motif, and can accommodate up to 60 people.
  • The Carousel Party Room is a good, affordable option for smaller parties. It can accommodate 15 people, and is available during the regular season.
REGULAR Season Party Room Rentals

As part of a Regular Season (March 25-September) party package at Wheaton Train & Carousel, you'll get:

  • Use of the party room
    Train Station Party Room: Choose from three party times: 10am-Noon or 1-3pm or 4-6pm
    Carousel Party Room: Choose from three party times: Noon-2pm, 3-5pm or Noon-5pm
  • Complimentary tickets
    Train Station Party Room: 20 complimentary tickets for a two-hour party
    Carousel Party Room
    : 10 complimentary tickets
    Each ticket is good for one ride on either the train or the carousel.
  • Use of tables, chairs and refrigerator
  • 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-Season Party Room Rates (March 25 through September 2016)
Train Station Party Room (max 60 occupants)
2 hours
10am-Noon, 1-3pm, 4-6pm
$ 200.00
5 hours
10am-3pm or 1-6pm
$ 400.00


In-Season Party Room Rates (March 25 through September 2016)
Carousel Party Room (max 15 occupants)
2 hours
Noon-2pm, 3-5pm
$ 50.00
5 hours
$ 100.00
OFF-SEASON Party Room Rentals

The Train Station Party Room is available for party rentals in the off season (Saturdays and Sundays only from December though March). Neither the train nor the carousel are running, so rental rates more affordable than ever! Fee includes use of tables, chairs and refrigerator.

Off-Season Party Room Rates (December 2015 thru March 24, 2016)
Train Station Party Room
2 hours
10am-Noon or 1-3pm
$ 125.00
5 hours
$ 250.00

The Carousel Party Room is not available in the off-season.

Questions? Call us at 301-563-7545 or email WheatonTrainCarousel@MontgomeryParks.org

Book Your Party ONLINE!

We are now taking reservations for the 2016 season for parties at the Wheaton Train Station and Carousel Party Rooms. Book your party online at www.ActiveMONTGOMERY.com.

If you already have a ActiveMONTGOMERY account and know your login and PIN, you're ready to go! If you don't, 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 - 4pm.

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 Wheaton 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:
    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.

More Great Places to...

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


From I-495 take Exit 31 for Georgia Avenue/MD 97 North. Follow Georgia Avenue for almost 3 miles, then turn right onto Shorefield Road. Continue on Shorefield Road until you reach the parking area.

Click for map directions

How Are We Doing?

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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.

REV. 4/22/16