Current Status: Temporarily closed
Martisco Station Museum is a restored former New York Central Railroad station that offers an authentic look back to railroadings’ past. In 2007, Martisco was added to National Register of Historic Places in appreciation of its historic architecture and significance. The station is a two-story Victorian brick building that was brought to life in 1870.
Full Steam Ahead!
Arrangements for Martisco Station’s demolition were cancelled when the Central New York Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society purchased and renovated the building. Now, the first floor appears as it did when it was an active station, thanks to the Chapter’s maintenance of the grounds. Additionally, the Chapter chose an abandoned Martisco station agent’s living quarters as the location for its library. Now, the Chapter’s library is available by appointment to researchers and Chapter members.
Martisco’s second floor is where you can find railroad exhibits that offer knowledge on all things railroad for children and adults alike. You’ll also find a gift shop on-site, where you can purchase items geared towards historical education, as well as train paraphernalia such as a conductor’s hat.
- Open 2:00pm-5:00 pm, Sundays and holidays, May 1st through October.
- Parking and admission are both free.
- Donations are greatly appreciated, as they constitute Martisco’s funding.
- Group tours are available by reservation.
- Kid-friendly, informational, and interesting for anyone interested in trains or New York State History.
“It is worth the visit if you want to take a unique peek into history!”
—Kirsten B., Yelp
Take Amtrak to the Martisco Station Museum
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