Great Trains Holiday Show

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Trains, Trains, Trains – and Santa, too, for the holidays at the Wilton Historical Society!

After the familiar Thanksgiving rituals of parades, turkey and football, keep the family fun going, and enjoy the beginning of the holiday season. Take the children in your life to an entrancing afternoon with trains and live entertainment. Dressed for the holidays, the Wilton Historical Society’s historic 18th and 19th century buildings are transformed into a train-lovers delight with many different model train layouts winding through tiny towns with a variety of different kinds of buildings, tunnels and even a working gondola! The display enchants visitors of all ages with lots of buttons to push and knowledgeable “train engineers” on hand to “talk trains”.

New this year – a spectacular model winter village upstairs in the Toy Loft, which is filled with the favorite toys of yesteryear. In a special train room for the youngest guests, Thomas the Tank Engine and Brio trains are ready for hands-on fun. The Wilton Historical Society is the place to be – come enjoy the ever-popular Great Trains Holiday Show!

The trains are open Wednesday to Saturday from 10:00 – 4:00, and Sundays 12:00 – 4:00.

The Great Trains Holiday Show will run from Friday, November 29, 2019 through Monday, January 20, 2020.

Admission is free for members of the Society; $5 per non-member child and $10 for non-member adults.

Click the button below to view all of the upcoming Great Train Holiday Show events!

Train Show Events


And for gifting, don’t miss the Betts Store Museum Shop

The Museum Shop, like the original 18th-century Betts Store, always features locally-made and one-of-a-kind items, many hand-crafted. The store is freshly stocked for holiday shopping, and is brimming with an eclectic and interesting collection of affordable finds and follies! At the Betts Store you will discover beautiful gifts for holiday giving, including jewelry, scarves, books, puzzles and letterpress note cards plus nifty toys, games and crafts for kids. There is an excellent selection of home accessories and hostess gifts…unusual candles, honey and jam, artwork, mugs, bowls, cups and tea towels, including a good selection of Wilton-themed items featuring local landmarks. The store is committed to supporting local craftsmen and businesses; all items are made in the U.S.A.


Watch the video below for a festive preview of the trains!

Video courtesy of David Riss of Greyskye Marketing. Thank you David!


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