The Miniature Railroad & Village

Date(s) - 11/18/2021 - 01/07/2022
12:00 am

Carnegie Science Center


This beloved tradition is back with its recreation of landmarks that range from the iconic department stores Horne’s and Kaufmann’s to cultural landmarks like Falingwater.

The Miniature Railroad’s story began in 1919 with a man named Charles Bowdish of Brookville, PA. Originally a holiday display on the second floor of his house, it moved to the Buhl Planetarium in 1954, and ultimately found its final home at Carnegie Science Center in 1992.

Everything, whether it’s the model railroad, model village, or the holiday village and holiday railroad, is scaled down — so there’s a really quick commute, even if you’re going from the town square all the way over to the quarry.

One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States