Support the Museum


Make a difference in our community

At West Florida Railroad Museum, you can experience the impact the railroad had on the Panhandle first-hand! As a non-profit organization, we rely on the support of members, donors, and partners to continue bringing local history to life and educating our community. Support for the museum comes in many shapes and sizes, but they all make a difference!

A young boy playing on one of the train cars and pointing at something inside the train


As a non-profit organization that does not charge admission fees, we rely on donations from amazing individuals like you to fund education programs, exhibits, and museum activities. Your gift of any amount will help ensure the Museum can continue to preserve and display important pieces of local history.

We also invite donations of items from the railroad industry, especially from the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and the Sant Louis-San Francisco Railway.

Become a member

As a member of the West Florida Railroad Museum, you can help us work to restore, maintain, and enjoy the depot, rolling stock, and outdoor exhibits. Membership benefits include the quarterly newsletter, discounts in the gift and model railroad shop, and access to the Museum archives and library.

Photo of the Frisco Caboose
Photo of the Garden Railroad and Riding Train at the museum on a sunny day

The mission of the West Florida Railroad museum is to preserve history and educate our community. Sponsors can not only help us with that mission, but can also receive exclusive benefits such as gift shop discounts, display plaques, and signs on our outdoor train layout.

Volunteer at the museum

Whether you’d prefer to work with Museum guests or supporting our research and admin teams behind-the-scenes, our volunteers bring a wide variety of skills that help us in our mission. If you’re interested in local history or railroads, contact us to join the volunteer team at the West Florida Railroad Museum!

Photo of the inside of the dining car, where private parties are hosted