Discover the Glory Days of Railroading!

2023 EVENTS

Thank you for making 2022 a very successful year at Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum. We are happy to share a preview of events planned for 2023. For more details and ticket information see our Tours and Events Page.

Winter Speaker Series: February 9, March 9 at 6pm

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 Weekend Roundhouse Tours with Doughty Valley Steam Show: June 16-17

Touch-a-Truck: 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

OUR HISTORY

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.

ROUNDHOUSE TOURS

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

ROUNDHOUSE REPORTS

Explore our Roundhouse Reports for the latest news on restorations, programs and happenings at the Age of Steam Roundhouse.

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