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Welcome

Journey through time and immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Bradford's railroad legacy at the Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum. Established in 2002 by passionate local railroad enthusiasts, our museum is a tribute to the profound impact the railroad industry had on our community and the dedicated individuals who shaped its history.

OPEN  March thru December~ Saturdays 10am~3pm & 1st/3rd Sundays 12pm-3pm

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About

OUR MISSION: We're dedicated to making the Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum a leading railroad heritage tourism spot, where visitors can discover our community's rich history through engaging exhibits and experiences.

OUR VISION: We envision enriching the Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum by continuously adding exhibits that illustrate the enduring impact of the railroad industry, providing visitors with a comprehensive understanding of its significance.

Museum Exhibits & Features

The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum offers 3 levels of professionally procured exhibits, displays and information.

  • The BF Tower (with operational signals)

  • Hobo Exhibit

  • The Railway YMCA (Graphics)

  • Role of the Railroad in War

  • Dining Car Exhibit

  • The Telegraph (interactive display)

  • Railroad Watches

  • Railroad China

  • Children’s Play Area

  • Children's Interactive Puzzle

  • Photo Kiosk

  • Museum Gift Shop

Upcoming Projects

Exciting things are on the horizon at the Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum! We're thrilled to announce upcoming exhibits and projects that will further enrich our visitors' experience and deepen their understanding of railroad history. From interactive displays showcasing technological advancements to immersive experiences highlighting the cultural impact of railroads, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

  • ​BF TOWER READER RAIL (Coming Soon)

  • BF TOWER TRACK PROJECT

  • SPEEDER and TAG ALONG  RESTORATION

  • MILITARY RAILWAY SERVICE EXHIBIT

  • STEM K-3 PROGRAM (Social Studies, Technology, Engineering & Math)

We can't do it alone – we need your support to bring these projects to life. Contact us today to learn how you can become involved and help us preserve and share the fascinating story of Bradford's railroad heritage. Together, we can make a difference at the Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum!

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Events

  • Dragons Fund Raiser
    Dragons Fund Raiser
    Sun, Jul 28
    Dayton
    Jul 28, 2024, 1:05 PM – 3:10 PM
    Dayton, 220 N Patterson Blvd, Dayton, OH 45402, USA
    Jul 28, 2024, 1:05 PM – 3:10 PM
    Dayton, 220 N Patterson Blvd, Dayton, OH 45402, USA
    Please use the link in the About section to purchase tickets for this event in order for BORM to receive the benefits.
  • Bradford Railroad Heritage Day
    Bradford Railroad Heritage Day
    Sat, Sep 14
    Bradford
    Sep 14, 2024, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Bradford, 200 N Miami Ave, Bradford, OH 45308, USA
    Sep 14, 2024, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Bradford, 200 N Miami Ave, Bradford, OH 45308, USA
    A day of fun events...Join Us!
  • Honoring Our Veterans
    Honoring Our Veterans
    Sat, Nov 09
    Bradford
    Nov 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Bradford, 200 N Miami Ave, Bradford, OH 45308, USA
    Nov 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Bradford, 200 N Miami Ave, Bradford, OH 45308, USA
    In appreciation of the service and sacrifice of the Veterans to our country and to say thanks the museum is offering them free admission.
  • North Pole Express
    North Pole Express
    Sat, Dec 07
    Bradford
    Dec 07, 2024, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Bradford, 200 N Miami Ave, Bradford, OH 45308, USA
    Dec 07, 2024, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Bradford, 200 N Miami Ave, Bradford, OH 45308, USA
    It's going to be another amazing adventure this year!

Annual Events

Join us for the excitement and nostalgia of our annual Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum (BORM) Events! Step into the captivating world of railroading as we celebrate our rich heritage with thrilling activities, immersive exhibits, and unforgettable experiences. From family-friendly fun to enthusiast gatherings, there's something for everyone at our events. Be sure to mark your calendars for the following events...

  • April ~ Salute to the Railroaders

  • May ~ Dining by Rail

  • July ~ Dayton Dragons Game

  • September ~ Railroad Heritage Festival

  • November ~ Honoring Our Veterans

  • December ~ North Pole Express

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum Open?
    Saturdays: 10am-3pm Sundays: 1st & 3rd Sundays 12pm-3pm --------------- Open: March thru December Closed: January and February Or by appointment: Call 937-552-2196
  • Where is the BORM Located?
    We're located in the heart of downtown Bradford, Ohio. 200 North Miami Ave. Bradford, Ohio 45308 *Bradford is a 25 minute drive from the I-70/I-75 interchange.
  • What is your admission fee for adults and children?
    21 and over = $10 per person We accept cash and debit/credit cards
  • Are the BORM events FREE?
    We offer Free and Ticketed Events at BORM. Please check our Events area on the home page for additional details for each event.
  • Does BORM welcome bus tours and school tours?
    We love to share BORM with groups! Yes, we are always interested in hosting both adult bus tours and school field trips. In order to schedule a visit, please contact bradfordohiorrmuseum@gmail.com or call 937-552-2196 to discuss dates, times and tour options.
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