Admission is $10.00 for adults (13+)
$5.00 for children 5-12 years old
Children under 5 are FREE
The admission charge includes riding, (weather permitting), the historic 1964 – 1965 New York World’s Fair, Allen Herschell G-16 miniature train from the Long Island Rail Road pavilion, experiencing the Historic Lionel Layout located in our Freeman North Exhibit Hall, entry to the LIRR C-68 and #14 Cabooses, the GP-38 locomotive simulator, entry to all Museum exhibits and walking tours of the Riverhead and Greenport sites.
Save your tickets! Tickets are good for one admission to both the Riverhead and Greenport sites during the same year stamped on your ticket when purchased.
Directions to the Riverhead Site
The Riverhead Visitor’s Center is located at 416 Griffing Avenue, just north of the railroad tracks. It is accessible by Long Island Rail Road, Suffolk County Bus and, automobile.
By Long Island Rail Road/Suffolk County Bus: Take the train to the Riverhead LIRR station. The museum restoration site is directly across the tracks and across Griffing Avenue from the station. For schedule and fare information please call the LIRR at (631) 231-LIRR or visit their web page: http://lirr42.mta.info/ Suffolk County Bus at (631) 852-5200 or visit their web page: http://www.sct-bus.org/bus_schedules.html (Suffolk County Bus Routes S58, S62, S92 and 8A serve the LIRR Riverhead Station.)
From Western Long Island: Take the Long Island Expressway eastbound to Exit 72, NYS Route 25 eastbound, (West Main Street). Follow Route 25 approximately three miles. Turn left onto Court Street and proceed for two blocks. Turn left onto Griffing Avenue, the museum is on the right just over the railroad tracks.
From the North Fork: Take NYS Route 25 through downtown Riverhead. Turn right onto Griffing Avenue and proceed for two blocks. The museum is on the right just over the railroad tracks.
From the South Fork: Follow local roads to the Peconic Avenue traffic circle in Riverhead. Proceed north on Peconic Avenue to Main Street. Turn left for one block and then turn right onto Griffing Avenue and proceed for two blocks. The museum is on the right just over the railroad tracks.
Parking is available on site and the museum building and grounds are handicapped accessible. The rail cars have limited access.
Tour Originating at Riverhead
Arrive at the Railroad Museum of Long Island (RMLI), Riverhead site, at 10:00 AM when it opens, on any Saturday or Sunday between Memorial Day weekend and Columbus Day weekend. Walk over to the LIRR Riverhead station (across the tracks) and take the Eastbound 10:15 AM train to Greenport arriving at 10:55 AM. You have one hour to visit the Railroad Museum of Long Island, Greenport site, located across the parking lot from the West end of the Greenport train platform. After visiting, return to Riverhead on the 12:06 PM train leaving Greenport and arriving at Riverhead at 12:45 PM. If you want to do additional sightseeing in Greenport Village, return to Riverhead on the 5:06 PM train leaving Greenport and arriving at Riverhead at 5:45 PM. (CAUTION, if you plan on returning to Riverhead on the 5:06 PM train, you MUST NOT park your car inside the RMLI fenced area at Riverhead as the Museum closes at 4:00 PM and your car will be locked inside). It is suggested when you return on either train, pack a lunch or snack, ride on the upper level of the train, and enjoy the view as you pass through Long Island Wine Country. We have received very good feedback from families who have taken the trip to Greenport, the kids love the train ride! RMLI admission tickets are good for both RMLI locations when you visit on the same day. LIRR train fare is EXTRA, buy your tickets from the Conductor on-board the train, family fares are low cost. ($6.50 round trip, effective 19 MAR 2017)
(CAUTION, if you plan on returning to Riverhead on the 5:06 PM train, you MUST NOT park your car inside the RMLI fenced area at Riverhead as the Museum closes at 4:00 PM and your car will be locked inside)