This summer, Morris Arboretum’s Garden Railway will transport visitors to the far ends of the earth. Spanning the globe, visitors will experience magical visits to The Great Wall of China (China), The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italy), Hagia Sophia (Istanbul), Tikal (Guatemala) Maachu Picchu (Peru), Petra (Jordan), the Giza Pyramid and Alexandria Light House (Egypt), The Eiffel Tower (Paris), Arc de Triomphe (Paris), and Sphinx (Egypt).
Grand Opening activities will take place on Saturday, May 25 from 1:00 - 3:00pm. Take part in a fun kids activity and enjoy free ice cream (while supplies last) beginning at 1:00pm. Free with admission.
During the summer months the garden is open daily from 10am-4pm during the week, and 5pm on weekends. Thursdays open late until 8:30pm.
Visitors of all ages will be wowed by a quarter mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with fifteen different rail lines and two cable cars, nine bridges (including a trestle bridge you can walk under!), and bustling model trains, all set in the lovely winter garden of the Morris Arboretum. The display and buildings are all made of natural materials – bark, leaves, twigs, hollow logs, mosses, acorns, dried flowers, seeds and stones – to form a perfectly proportioned miniature landscape complete with miniature rivers. Each building, while an exact replica of the original, is unique in its design. Philadelphia-area landmarks such as a masterpiece replica of Independence Hall are made using pine cone seeds for shingles, acorns as finials and twigs as downspouts.