Schedule of Events


Please note that we have no excursions currently planned for 2019.

National Train Day

Saturday, May 11

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us to celebrate the 150 anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike.

Virtually visit Promontory Point, Utah.
Get an update on the amazing transformation of DABO, Inc.
Check out our membership program and volunteer opportunities.
Running model trains, crafts for kids, informational displays and more!

At the Orrville Union Depot
Admission is free.


Mount Hope Model Train Show

Saturday, March 24

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come visit Bob and Roger from ORHS. The 2018 HO scale ORHS commemorative sesquicentennial boxcar will be available for purchase.

Mount Hope Event Center
8076 St Rt 241
Mount Hope OH 44660
$5 Admission

Volunteer Work Days

Saturday, April 7 and Saturday, April 14

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

We're sprucing up the Depot for our Spring Open House and Anniversary Celebration. We have lots to do to make the Depot ready for the celebration on May 19th and the next 150 years.

Projects inlude cleaning, painting, re-arranging and whatever else may fall into the agenda for the day.

Stop by and lend a hand if you can.

Celebrate our Birthdays

Saturday, May 19

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come celebrate National Train Day and the Orrville Union Depot Sesquicentennial.

Details to be announced soon.

Railroad Days

Friday, August 17, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Saturday, August 18, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

In conjunction with the Orrville Lion’s Club Rib and Music Fest the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society will be celebrating Railroad Days at the historic Union Depot. The Depot and Gift Shop, located at 145 Depot Street in Orrville OH, will be open on Friday, August 17 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Saturday, August 18 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Stop by and visit our many exhibits of railroad history in the Depot museum. Admission to the Depot is free during Railroad Days, but donations will gladly be accepted.

For the most up to date information about this event, check back here or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

As part of the Rib & Music Fest, there will be an Auto Cruise-in on Friday evening and a Rib Burn Off, Arts & Crafts Show and Kids Activities on Saturday. Live music from many genres will be performed throughout the event.

A Day In Amish Country and Rare Mileage Excursion

Saturday, October 6

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Our day begins as we gather at the Historic Orrville Depot, 145 Depot Street, Orrville Ohio 44667 at 9:00 AM to tour the museum and prepare for our 9:45 AM departure.

We will travel by air conditioned motor coach through scenic Amish Country and arrive at the Amish Door in Wilmot, Ohio at approximately 11:00 am. We will be treated to a family style luncheon including tossed salad, chicken, roast beef, real mashed potatoes, dressing, vegetable medley, homemade rolls, assorted pies and a beverage will complete the menu. There can be NO substitutions.

Leaving Wilmot, we’ll travel on to the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum and prepare for our 1:15 train departure. We’ll be running east in coach #101 which once belonged to the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society on rare railroad miles over the ex-Pennsylvania Railroad Panhandle Route. We’ll look back into railroad history and share stories about ORHS 101. After a one-hour train ride, we’ll tour the historic Dennison Depot and their new exhibit, Put Your Hands in the Air, Railroads and Amusement Parks. Again, we step back in time as we learn about the connection between parks and Pullmans.

We will leave Dennison and its history behind at 4:30 PM to return to Orrville at approximately 6:00 PM. A small snack and beverage will be served as we make our way home.

The above price includes a meet and greet and tour of Orrville Union Depot prior to boarding the motor coach, your air-conditioned transportation for the day, your excursion ticket, admission to Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, luncheon buffet at the Amish Door, a small snack on the way home, and all taxes and tips.

Ticket sales by cash, check or credit card will begin July 9 to take advantage of the pre-sale discount. After August 1, tickets may be purchased by mail order only. Forms will also be available at the Depot. Any questions can be answered by Depot staff 330-683-2426 or cell 330-618-0928. If you do not get an answer, please leave a message as the Depot is not always staffed.

Additional information will be included with your ticket packet. Tickets will be mailed beginning September 1. Remember to include an e-mail address and telephone number with your order.

Seating is very limilted so don't wait.

Pre-sale through July 31: $85.00 per ticket
After July 31: $90.00 per ticket

Amish Country Order FormClick the image to download the order form.

Amish Country FlyerClick the image to download the flyer.

Jumpin' Pumpkin Jamboree

Saturday, October 27

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Have a spooky good time. Activities for ghouls, young and old.

  • Ride the Tuslaw Lions’ Mini Train
  • Decorate a paper pumpkin
  • Play with model trains
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Games for young and old

2018 Jumpin Pumpkin Jamboree FlyerClick the image to download or print the flyer as a reminder

Route 30 Express - War and Remembrance

Saturday, November 17

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

WWI aniversary display.

Did you know Orrville’s Pennsylvania Railroad Depot was a canteen and played an important role in the movement of military troops in and out of the area during both world wars? November 2018 recognizes the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice and the end of WWI. Our focus will feature special military-related displays including uniforms, medals, canteen items, and war art.

We are honored to have Colonel Vivan Duffy of the 555th Wayne County Honors Detachment with his Riderless Horse presentation. For the twentieth year, we are once again, participants in the Rt. 30 Express and will have our railroad layouts and artifacts on display.

Home for the Holidays

Sponsored by the Orrville Chamber of Commerce

Friday, November 23

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Orrville Home for the Holidays
Click for more info.

A seasonal mix of entertainment and holiday open house events in downtown Orrville. Merchants will provide a full evening of family fun at Orrville's Home for the Holidays.

Our 19th annual Home for the Holidays open house will be held Friday evening November 23 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The Depot will be decorated for the holidays and cocoa, cookies, popcorn and our holiday fruit punch will be served. The gift shop will be open. Check the Orrville Chamber web site for other activities in town.

Christmas at the Depot

Saturday, November 24

12:00 Noon - 5:00 PM

We close our double anniversary year with the depot decorated for Christmas and loads of holiday spirit! Santa will come to visit, so bring your camera. Train displays will run. The gift shop has unique items for that train lover in the family. Stop by for some holiday cheer!

The Depot dress for the holidays.

2018 Membership Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, December 4

6:00 PM.

Calling all members.... The annual dinner meeting for 2018 will be held at the Depot.  It will be a little different this year, ORHS will provide the main course, beverages and table service. Your price of admission is either a side dish or desert.

A short business meeting will follow the dinner.

A flyer will be mailed out shortly and we ask that you please RSVP by November 26. I f you don't receive a flyer and would like to attend, please call the depot.