Discover the Glory Days of Railroading!
For more details and ticket information see our Tours and Events Page.
Roundhouse Tours: Beginning April 1
Ferroequinologist Tours: March 25, April 29, May 20, June 24, July 22, August 19, September 30, October 7, November 11
Founder’s Tours: May 13, November 4
Family Roundhouse Tours: Fridays and Saturdays, June – August
*Father’s Day Steam Weekend (Roundhouse Tours with Live Steam Traction Engines): June 16-17
Roundhouse Railcar Rally: July 14th and 15th
Touch a Truck, Touch a Train: July 29
*Steam to Victory: September 8-9
Evening Lantern Tours: October 20, 21, 27, 28
Light Up Sugarcreek: December 2
*Santa Comes to the Roundhouse: December 9
Holiday Gift Shop Hours: December 8, 15, 16
(Events with a * denote events where we will be running steam-powered train rides at the museum.)
The Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum is more than just a museum and collection. It is a living, breathing roundhouse where talented restoration specialists work to preserve the locomotives, railroad cars, tools and machinery of the glory days of railroading. Public tours are offered seasonally (April thru November) on Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays.
Needing a place to safely store and restore his fleet of railroad old-timers, our founder Jerry Jacobson acquired 34 acres of farm land located immediately adjacent to the Ohio Central Railroad main line track, and right alongside a road named Smokey Lane. Today the site consists of storage tracks, a store house, coal dock, wood water tank, ash pit, back shop and the jewel of the site, a complete, working, 18-stall, brick roundhouse surrounding a 115-foot turntable and turntable pit. Other than a few, small roundhouses recently built for railroad museums, we believe that this is the first full-sized, working roundhouse built in the U.S. since 1951.
The Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum was constructed and is maintained with private funds donated by the Jerry and Laura Jacobson Foundation, Inc., a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) entity.
Visitors to the Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum experience an immersive trip back into the heyday era of steam locomotives and travel. Highlights of our guided tour are: an 18-stall, accurately reconstructed brick roundhouse surrounding a 115-foot turntable, the largest private collection of steam locomotives in the world, and a fully functioning, working back shop where skilled Roundhouse staff actively continue to restore and repair steam locomotives. Additionally, visitors will discover the tools used to keep locomotives on the rails, the bells, whistles and lights that made these engines unique, and much more.
Public tours are offered seasonally (April thru November) on Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays. Tickets can be purchased here.
Explore our Roundhouse Reports for the latest news on restorations, programs and happenings at the Age of Steam Roundhouse.
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Want to bring home a great gift item that is adorable and sure to be loved? Then look no further than our own Felix the Roundhouse cat plushies! These adorable plushies were modeled after and approved by our own chief mouser and mascot Felix.— Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum (@AoSRoundhouse) February 10, 2023
A fun toy and great gift for all! pic.twitter.com/ll2yjEOFGw