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Wheaton Miniature Train and
Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel

in Wheaton Regional Park

2002 Shorefield Road
Wheaton, MD 20902
301-563-7545 Train Information
301-650-2880 Party Room Reservations

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Ticket Information
Miniature Train
Party Room Rentals


The Wheaton Train & Carousel are closed for the winter. Weather permitting, the train and carousel will reopen the last week of March, 2016. Please check back for updates!

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 other riders ages 2 and older must purchase a ticket. Get a book of 10 for $18.00 and save 10%!

Miniature Train

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

Children 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.

During 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 Station

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Reserve Your Dates for the Wheaton Train & Carousel Party Rooms!

The Party Rooms at the Wheaton Train and Carousel are perfect for your child's next birthday party or family celebration! If you have questions after reading the brochure, call us at 301-563-7545 (please be sure to leave a message if a live person doesn't answer!).

  • 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 (maximum 15 people, only available during the regular season)

As part of a Regular Season birthday party package at Wheaton Train & Carousel, you'll get:

  • Use of the Party Room for two (2) hours
    Choose from 10am-Noon, 1-3pm or 4-6pm for the Train Party Room
    and Noon-2pm or 3-5pm for the Carousel Party Room
  • Use of tables, chairs and refrigerator
  • 20 complimentary train tickets for a two-hour party in the Train Party Room, and 10 with the Carousel Party Room. Each ticket is good for one ride on either the train or the carousel.
  • 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

Book Your Party at the Wheaton Train and Carousel ONLINE!

We will be accepting reservations for spring and summer parties at the Wheaton Train Station and Carousel Party Rooms. You will be able to book your party online at www.ActiveMONTGOMERY.org. For instructions on how to book your party room online, please click here.

How to Book Your Party Room Online
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 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 ActiveMONTGOMERY, please call 301-495-2580 M-F 10am - 2pm.

Go to www.ActiveMONTGOMERY.org 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 “Wheaton Train & Carousel.” On the next page, click and hold the arrow next to the empty “Function” box, and choose between “Wheaton Train Party Room 2 hours” or “Wheaton Train Party Room 5 hours.” Then pick your date, and available options for both the Train Party Room and the Carousel Party Room will appear. Check “Book” and click “Add,” and you’re on your way!

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.

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Date of last update: July 21, 2014 AI