Located on the grounds of what was once the largest train yard in Southwest Michigan, the New Buffalo Railroad Museum is home to exhibits and collections recalling New Buffalo’s proud heritage as a railroad hub for both the Pere Marquette and Chesapeake & Ohio (also known as the Chessie System). The rail line behind the Museum still carries CSX freight trains through the stanchions of one of the original coal towers. Visitors can stroll through the Chessie Box Car and Troop Pullman Sleeper Car. Everyone can operate the hand-crafted model train layout that delights visitors of all ages.
Founded in 1989, the Museum not only exhibits artifacts relating to the rail industry, it houses items of historic interest and value to the greater New Buffalo area. A gift to the endowment fund held at the Berrien Community Foundation ensures the New Buffalo Railroad Museum will continue to be a place to learn about our area's strong connection to the railroads and provide a place for visitors to gather.
You can donate online by selecting the DONATE button below or send a check written to BCF/New Buffalo Railroad Museum to:
Berrien Community Foundation
2900 S. State Street, Suite 2E
St. Joseph, MI 49085