If you have additional questions that are not answered here, please feel free to call us. 
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I park?
Museum Parking is available at the Broadway Street Entrance. The handicapped parking spot is near the front gate.
What is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers?
The main depot has a ramp that you can access on the south side of the building. Many strollers and some wheelchairs can fit in the military cars as well. Unfortunately, the train cars are not accessible by wheelchair or stroller.
Are there restrooms? Water fountains?
Yes, we have two public restrooms and a water fountain inside the depot.
Is this place good for kids?
Yes! We have worked hard to make the museum and park a family-friendly place where you can learn and have fun together. All of our exhibits are interactive and designed for all levels and types of learning.
What are the rules?
Visitor Code of Conduct

  • Visitors must be properly attired. Shoes and shirts are required at all times. 
  • Children under 12 must be attended by an adult at all times. 
  • No food or drink in the buildings or cars. 
  • No smoking at any time. 
  • Your pets are welcome in the park, if you clean up after them. 
  • No pets inside the buildings or train cars. 
  • Feel free to touch museum objects where you see the sign
  • Help us take care of our collection. No climbing on exhibits, trains, or equipment. 
  • You can take photos. Please use #tooelevalleymuseum when posting on social media. 
  • We reserve the right to check any bags or strollers for museum objects upon exiting the museum. 
  • We ring the bell once 15 minutes before the park closes, and 3 times when the park closes. 
Do you provide any services for children with special needs?
Yes, we have a sensory/calm room for families to use when visits get too exciting. We have sensory sections in each gallery and a sensory garden behind the depot. If you have any other needs, please talk to the person at the front desk or contact us in advance. We want your family to have a safe, fun visit to the museum.
Can we picnic here?
Yes, we hope you will. We have a small picnic pavillion near the south end (Vine Street) of the park. There are also several picnic tables scattered around the park.
Can I book a private tour?
Yes, we are happy to provide custom private tours for your group. Please contact us at least a week in advance with this form.
Can we schedule a field trip to the museum?
Absolutely! We love hosting field trips and have a range of activites we can do depending on your group.
Can we go in the house?
No, the house is used for collections storage and offices. During a recent examination of the house, we discovered that there is some structural work that needs to be completed before large groups can enter the house.
Is this a real train station?
Yes, it functioned as the administrative station for the Tooele Valley Railway from 1909 to 1982.
Is there a train to ride?
Not right now, but we hope to have one someday. Right now, you can enter two of our historic cars and our steam locomotive, Engine 11.