The museum will be open this Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm CDT.

Make a Donation

Nestled in the heart of northwest Indiana, the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum stands as a beacon of historical preservation and education in the world of railroading. As a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the rich railway heritage of the region, HVRM offers a unique glimpse into the past through its extensive collection of rolling stock, educational exhibits, and scenic train rides.

Why Donate?

Your donations are vital in helping us maintain and restore our historic railroad equipment, develop new exhibits, and continue to offer educational programs. Every dollar contributed aids in preserving this important piece of American history for future generations to experience and learn from.

We are committed to the preservation of Indiana's rich railroad heritage. Our collection includes vintage locomotives, passenger cars, cabooses, and freight cars, each with its own story. Restoration and maintenance of these artifacts are both time-consuming and costly, and your donations directly support these essential efforts.

Your support not only helps us preserve history but also allows us to create immersive experiences. From scenic train rides through the Indiana countryside to special event days, your donations make it possible for us to offer these unique experiences to the public.

How to Donate

Donating to HVRM is easy and can be done in several ways:

  • Online: Make a secure donation via our website.
  • Mail: Send a check to our museum address.
  • In-Person: Visit the museum and make a donation in person.
  • Legacy Giving: Consider including HVRM in your estate planning.
  • Memorial Contributions: Make a donation in the memory of loved one.

We are always seeking donations of rolling stock (locomotives, freight and passenger cars), track materials, construction equipment, tools and shop supplies. Have something to donate? Take a look at our donation wish list.

Online Donation

Please fill out the form below to make your online donation. You can donate to as many funds or projects as you like in any dollar amount.


Mail a Check

If you prefer, you can always mail a check to the museum to make your donation. Please mark on the check what the donation is for or include a note or letter so we can properly deposit the check into the correct fund. Our mailing address is:

Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum
PO Box 75
North Judson, IN 46366