Hours of Operation, Entrance Fees, Tours
330 E. Ryan Rd., Chandler, AZ 85286
(Ryan Road is south of Germann and east of Arizona Avenue)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 842, Chandler, AZ 85244
September 8, 2012 - May 19, 2013
CLOSED DURING THE SUMMER (TOO HOT!)
WE ARE NOT OPEN DURING WEEKDAYS
Display Yard and Building: FREE
You are welcome take a self-guided walk around our yard and view the equipment. The yard is open air (uncovered) and surfaced in crushed rock. Our building displays our smaller artifacts as well as our Gift Shop and restroom.
Display Cars: $2 per person ($5 families/groups)
We typically have at least four passenger cars and a caboose open for walking through and viewing the interior.
Please note that the Museum cars are not configured for the disabled
(all doors/hallways are original width) and entering the cars requires
Group Tours: Fee Schedule
Tour availability is TBD: We are currently looking for volunteers to conduct tours.
Party Cars: Fee Schedule
Want to have a birthday party in a caboose or a larger party in a passenger car? The party caboose has a single large open interior with tables, chairs, and plenty of room for a kids party. For scheduling and more information, contact Kyle Sikes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Private (and Student) Video or Photography: FREE
Videos and photos taken for private/student use is permitted free of charge as long as it does not disrupt or interfere with other visitors enjoyment of the museum. Equipment should be limited to a single camera, flash and tripod.
If you are taking family photos of your vacation, or learning how to become a better photographer, great!
Commercial Video or Photography: NOT FREE
Commercial photography (including for-profit portrait photography) requires a video/photo permit PRIOR to the day of the shoot. Any extended equipment set-up (multiple cameras, special lighting, wardrobe, etc.) and/or restricted access shall be scheduled. Pre-payment can be made at the ARM Gift Shop during normal operating hours.
If there is money involved (including between photographer and client), its a commercial shoot.
Commercial Fee Schedule
Commercial Video/Photo Permit
We are officially closed during the Summer. We are an all volunteer operation and it is difficult to get volunteers to staff the displays in such heat. Also, the visitor count per day goes drastically down. However, we have a few stalwart volunteers that come semi-regularly every weekend to work on their projects. Times are variable, but generally EARLY on Saturday mornings you may find volunteers working on stuff. Typically 7:30-9:00am. If the gates are open, you are welcome to enter. There is no guarantee someone will be working, so it is up to luck. Access to the display cars is not guaranteed (BUT you may get a chance to see inside other cars not normally open for display). Most of the equipment is visible through the perimeter fence so your trip won't be wasted.
About the ARM
The Arizona Railway Museum was founded and incorporated in 1983 as a non-profit, educational and historical organization. The Museum is dedicated to the railways of Arizona and the Southwest. The interest and fascination of railways and trains has no boundaries and so railways of all kinds are included in the scope of the Museum.
The Arizona Railway Museum is a community effort towards the acquisition, restoration, preservation and display of railway equipment, artifacts and mementos related to railways of the past and present.
All restoration efforts are funded solely from membership dues and public contributions. The Museum is a Non-Profit Organization (501-C-3 in IRS terms).
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