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Cabin John Miniature Train

Children and adults alike are captivated by the Cabin John Miniature Train. The train’s five-passenger cars carry visitors on a scenic two-mile ride through the Cabin John Regional Park (about a 15-minute ride).

The Cabin John Miniature Train is Closed for the season.

Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Program Access Office at 301-495-2477 (Voice), MD Relay 7-1-1 or 800-552-7724 or ProgramAccess@MontgomeryParks.org to request a disability modification. Visit www.MontgomeryParks.org/about/parks for more information.

Party Room Rentals

The Party Room at the Cabin John Miniature Train Station serves as the perfect spot for a family celebration or your child’s next birthday party. The spacious Train Station Party Room features a fun train motif and can accommodate up to 50 people. As part of the birthday party package, guests will get:

  • Use of tables, chairs, and refrigerator/freezer
  • 20 complimentary train tickets for a two-hour party and 40 complimentary train tickets for a five-hour party  (additional train tickets may be purchased the day of the rental if needed)
  • Special photo opportunity for the birthday child on the locomotive engine in season
  • Special “no-wait” priority seating on the first train ride for your whole party in season
Month Hours of Operation
November CLOSED
December CLOSED

Schedule subject to change.

Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Program Access Office at 301-495-2477 (Voice), MD Relay 7-1-1 or 800-552-7724 or ProgramAccess@MontgomeryParks.org to request a disability modification. Visit www.MontgomeryParks.org/about/parks for more information.


Party Room Rentals

The Party Room at the Cabin John Miniature Train Station serves as the perfect spot for a family celebration or your child’s next birthday party. The spacious Train Station Party Room features a fun train motif and can accommodate up to 50 people. As part of the birthday party package, guests will get:

  • Use of tables, chairs, and refrigerator/freezer
  • 20 complimentary train tickets for a two-hour party and 40 complimentary train tickets for a five-hour party  (additional train tickets may be purchased the day of the rental if needed)
  • Special photo opportunity for the birthday child on the locomotive engine in season
  • Special “no-wait” priority seating on the first train ride for your whole party in season
In-Season Party Room Rates
Train Station Party Room
2 hours
10 a.m. – noon, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Rate
$ 210
Monday-Friday Rate:
$100
5 hours
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Rate
$ 410
Monday-Friday Rate:
$200

OFF-SEASON Train Party Room Rental:

The Train Station Party Room is available for party rentals in the off-season (Saturdays and Sundays only from December through March). The train is not running, so rental rates are more affordable than ever! The fee includes the use of tables, chairs, and refrigerator.

Off-Season Party Room Rates
Train Station Party Room
2 hours
10 a.m. – Noon or
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
$ 125
5 hours
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$ 250

For your convenience, book your party online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org. The party room is available by reservation only. Availability is limited and time slots fill quickly, so please book your party well in advance of your preferred date. Dates and times of availability can be found online (see “How to Book Your Party Room Online” below).

If you already have an ActiveMONTGOMERY account and know your login and PIN number, you’re ready to go! If you don’t have an ActiveMONTGOMERY account, why not sign up for one right now? It’s free and only takes a few minutes. If you have questions about ActiveMONTGOMERY, please call 301-495-2580 Monday – Friday.

How to Make Change to a Party Room Reservation

Reservation changes may be made at least thirty (30) days prior to your rental date. A request must be submitted in writing to CabinJohnTrain@MontgomeryParks.org. A $50 fee is required for each permit change. No refunds will be issued if the change request is submitted less than thirty (30) days prior to the rental date.

How to Cancel a Party Room Reservation

Reservation cancellations with thirty (30) days’ notice will receive a refund minus a $50 cancellation fee for a two-hour rental ($75 for a five-hour rental). Cancellation request must be submitted in writing to CabinJohnTrain@MontgomeryParks.org. No refunds will be issued if the cancellation request is submitted less than thirty (30) days prior to the rental date.