DeQuincy Railroad Museum

Address

400 Lake Charles Avenue
Dequincy, LA 70633

(337) 786-2823

www.dequincyrailroadmuseum.com

Date of Official Change:

November 30, 2015

Description:

The DeQuincy Railroad Museum was founded in 1974 and occupies the entire building of the Kansas City Southern Railroad Depot built in 1923 located in the DeQuincy Historic District and the depot is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The history museum's mission is to acquire, preserve, and display railroad artifacts of a bygone era and to present a visual history of the role of the railroad industry in DeQuincy's founding as well as its role in the development of the region and state. Of the thousands of railroad artifacts displayed in the museum, most have been donated by area residents, the railroad industry, and visitors.

Throughout the year, our larger waiting room is used by local nonprofit organizations for meetings and events and is also available for rent for private functions. Without the support of our mayor and city council, and our visitors, we could not continue to operate.

On the museum grounds you will find a 1913 steam locomotive, two vintage cabooses, and a 1947 Pullman passenger coach. An outdoor stage, a covered picnic area, playground equipment, and restrooms are conveniently located here.

Louisiana Railroad Days Festival is held during the second weekend of April each year.

Donations appreciated

Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Program Fees:

We are a nonprofit group and do not charge admission; therefore, we are totally dependent upon our gift shop, rental fees, and visitor contributions to operate the museum / If you wish to become a member Annual/Individual $5.00;
Annual/Family$10.00; Lifetime $100.00

Languages:

English

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

November 30, 2015

Wishlist:

contributions to operate the museum

Volunteer Opportunities:

Agency does not utilize volunteers

Year Incorporated:

1974

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

400 Lake Charles Avenue
Dequincy, LA 70633

Contacts

Available Staff

Primary Contact

DeQuincy Railroad Museum

(337) 786-2823

Phone Numbers

DeQuincy Railroad Museum

(337) 786-2823

Legal Status:

Non-Profit

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