Posted 06/22/2020 Iron Spike Model Train Museum

Published by Claire Saucier · 2 hrs ·

Until further notice the Children's Train Room will remain closed. Sorry for any disappointment.


Published by Claire Saucier · May 20, 2020·

Iron Spike Model Train Museum will reopen to the public on June 3, 2020 at 10 am.

As a BIG Thank You to those who purchased memberships while we were closed due to COVID-19 our first week will be a Members Only week.

While the Museum was closed we introduced a new Membership Program. You can find all the details under the membership tab on this site. There's a membership to fit every wallet. And it is a good value too! It's an even better value if you purchase your membership before June 3. By doing that you will get 13 months for the price of 12. Of course, you can buy your membership during that first week but you will miss the sale.

When we open, our volunteers will be wearing masks for everyone's protection. We will ask you to wear a mask for the same reason. Feel free to bring your own. We will be taking every visitor's temperature. Visitors with a fever of 100.4 or higher will not be admitted to the Museum. You will be asked to provide contact information in the guest book so we can contact you in case we receive information about a COVID-19 exposure. We will be controlling the number of people in our smaller rooms to maintain social-distancing.

We are still struggling with what to do about the Children's Train Experience. We are keeping that room closed for a while longer to avoid spreading any germs or bacteria through our young visitors.

Anyone unwilling/unable to comply with these few policies will be asked to leave. We value your health and safety. We hope we'll be able to relax soon.

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Published by Claire Saucier · May 10, 2020·

Happy Mothers' Day to all the moms out there. We sure miss seeing you.

I'm taking this opportunity to share the news that Iron Spike cannot open for regular business this Friday, May 15th. Our volunteers are in the category of MOST VULNERABLE as they are mostly seniors, and many have underlying health conditions. They've stayed healthy so far and we know no one wants that to change.

If you are looking to shop the Recycled Railroad, give us a call (636-283-5166) and we'll do that by appointment only, starting on May 16th. If you shop that day, we will honor the 3rd Saturday Market Discount of 10% off your total purchase. Call this week to schedule your Shopping Experience!

We will continue to take material donations by appointment only also.

When we do open, we may begin with small tours at scheduled times which will require reservations to keep our groups small. Not sure when the Children's Train Experience will be able to open.

If you have suggestions for safe operations when we open, please send them our way. We are listening.

Until then, the Membership sale will continue! Free admission for 13 months for the price of 12, with activation delayed until we are able to open! Just go to the Membership tab on our website to find the level that suits your pocketbook.

Iron Spike, Inc is a 501(c)(3) public charity museum in Washington Missouri, dedicated to the preservation and display of model railroading and railroad history. All listings benefit the museum and come from donations.

In the interest of public safety and an abundance of caution, Iron Spike Model Train Museum will be closed until further notice to try and help minimize the spread of COVID-19. This decision reduces the Museum's regular income by at least 75%. Your donation, at this time in particular, will help the Museum continue once the contact restrictions can be eased.

The Museum is an important part of the local landscape and draws over 5000 visitors each year to Washington, MO. Your support during this crisis would be greatly appreciated.

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Do you have a Lionel and want to expand? We have large selection of vintage track available of all shapes. Also vintage HO engines, cars, etc. Large selection of Village items for detailing your home train layout. Come in and check it out!!

November 22, 2019

Iron Spike adding rails for placement of a Caboose outside on site soon to be delivered.

November 29 - December 12.

Christmas Tree sales at Iron Spike sponsored by the Washington Optimist Club and Iron Spike Model Train Museum

December 13-December 21.

Christmas Tree sales at Iron Spike sponsored by the Washington Optimist Club and Iron Spike Model Train Museum

Just one more way you can help support Iron Spike. When you shop on Amazon, and we KNOW you do, choose AmazonSmile and designate Iron Spike as your chosen charity. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to US at no extra cost to you. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are right around the corner...we appreciate your support.

  • Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 2 PM – 5 PM

  • 1498 High St., Washington, Missouri 63090

  • Limited Capacity · Reserve a spot and confirm details to attend

The Polar Express movie will start at 2:15 pm on Sunday, December 22nd. Iron Spike will provide free popcorn. Soft drinks may be purchased for $1 each.

At the end of the movie (4:00-5:00 pm) A Most Famous Christmas Visitor will make an appearance for the children who attend this showing.

Please note: We are asking you to reserve seats because of limited capacity. We hope you will be able to honor your reservation. As a courtesy to others just send a FB message or call the Museum (636-283-5166) to cancel if your plans change.