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2002 Shorefield Road
Wheaton, MD 20902
301-563-7545 Train Information
301-650-2880 Party Room Reservations
From ice skating and tennis to nature programs and fall special events and festivals, you’ll find fun, convenient and affordable ways to entertain your entire family in Montgomery Parks! Check out information on sports and athletic classes, nature and outdoors programs, ways to explore History in the Parks, Special Events , and more things to do! Start planning fall fun for the entire family today.
|Train and Carousel Dates & Hours of Operation||Party Room Rentals|
|November||Train and Carousel closed for the season||Both Party Rooms unavailable|
|December 2014 -
early April 2015
|Train and Carousel closed for the season||Train Party Room available at off-season rates. Carousel Party Room unavailable|
Tickets good for one ride on either the train or carousel 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%!
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.
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.
The Party Rooms at the Wheaton Train and Carousel are perfect for your child's next birthday party or family celebration! We are now accepting reservations for December 2014 and January - March 2015 rrentals. Download a copy of the 2014 Wheaton Train & Carousel brochure here for all the information you'll need, including "Frequently Asked Questions." 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!).
As part of a Regular Season (April 12 - September 30, 2014) birthday party package at Wheaton Train & Carousel, you'll get:
We'll begin taking reservations for parties for the Winter/Off-Season (December 2014-early April 2015) at the end of September 2014.
We're now accepting reservations for spring and summer parties at the Wheaton Train Station and Carousel Party Rooms. NEW in 2014! You can now book your party online at www.ParkPASS.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 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.
Go to www.ParkPASS.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!
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