pointinghandvintageimagegraphicsfairy2  2018 AGE OF STEAM ROUNDHOUSE TOURS

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Spring has sprung, and the Age of Steam Roundhouse will be open for group tours 3 days a week this summer!


Located among the Amish farms just south of Sugarcreek, Ohio, the Age of Steam Roundhouse is an operating museum with a collection of 20 historic steam locomotives, two-dozen diesels and 50 railroad cars. The AoSRH facility is housed in a beautiful, timber-framed, brick roundhouse containing 18 stalls, has a 115-foot turntable and backshop doing locomotive repairs. AoSRH is owned by the tax-exempt Jerry & Laura Jacobson Foundation.

From May 3, 2018, to October 27, 2018, AoSRH will be OPEN THREE DAYS A WEEK for pre-scheduled group tours on THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS at 10:00 am, 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm.

The Age of Steam Roundhouse is a real, working locomotive repair facility. Due to OSHA laws, fire code rules and insurance regulations, we cannot let people walk around unescorted at the Age of Steam Roundhouse. For your safety, all AoSRH visitors must be in pre-scheduled tour groups.

All visitors must be escorted by an AoSRH tour guide. Since it is not practical for each individual or small group to have its own, personal tour guide, we have set the new minimum size for tour groups at 30 people.

Use the Contact Us link at the top of the page to schedule a tour for your club, group or organization to visit Age of Steam Roundhouse. We have hosted railfans and retirees, farmers and Model-T car owners, and church groups and Scout troops.

Don’t have a club? Get your friends together, reserve a date and time with us, and come to Sugarcreek for your tour. Or, coordinate several unrelated groups to arrive at AoSRH at the same time to take their scheduled tours.


  • our spectacular, 18-stall, timber-framed, brick roundhouse and 115-foot turntable
  • our collection of 20 iron horses, from diminutive 0-4-0 saddle-tankers to a giant 2-8-4 and 4-8-4
  • beautifully restored steamers, resplendent in shiny paint and ready for your camera lens
  • some rough locomotive hulks, indoors and ready to be restored
  • our fully-outfitted backshop with two locomotives being rebuilt back to operational status
  • old freight cars, passenger cars, and diesels, as well as all sorts of other railroad items

Before arriving at the Age of Steam Roundhouse for your pre-scheduled tour, everyone in your group needs to wear proper shoes that cover their entire feet (no sandals, no flip-flops, no beach shoes—no exceptions!), sign a liability release (sorry, no children under the age of 5), and wear old clothes because a railroad roundhouse can be a dirty place. There is an admission charge of $20.00 per person (cash or check only). Sorry, no credit cards.

Pre-scheduled group tours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from May 3 through October 27, 2018, can be scheduled by using the Contact Us link. Please use the same link to have additional tour information e-mailed to you. We hope to see you soon at Age of Steam Roundhouse!