The Rail City Historical Museum is a museum of a museum. It houses a static display of thousands of steam-era railroad photographs and memorabilia from a multitude of railroads as well as the complete history of Rail City Museum during its construction and operation from 1952 to 1974. The museum is located in the former New York Central Railroad station from Deer River, NY. Built in 1873, it was one of many original railroad structures dismantled and reconstructed by Dr. Groman at the site of Rail City Museum. After 21 years of neglect following the closing of Rail City Museum in 1974, the former Deer River Station was renovated in 1995 and re-opened as the Rail City Historical Museum in 1997.
For three years (1997, 1998 & 1999) the Rail City Historical Museum had routine hours of operation from Memorial Day to mid-October of each year. From 2000 to 2014 the museum was open by appointment only during the same period. In 2015 we felt that the museum had run it's course and we closed it at the end of the 2015 season. If you have any questions we can be reached at RCHM@railcitymuseum.com. We are also available at (315)-635-6250. Thank you for you interest in the original Rail City Museum and the Rail City Historical Museum.