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Tweetsie Railroad is temporarily closed. Opening Day is dependent on when our state, county, and town officials permit along with other considerations. 2020 Golden Rail Season Pass extended through 2021. Day Out With Thomas has been canceled. Click here for more details.

All ticket prices include 6.75% NC Admission tax.

Adult (13+)
Child (3 - 12)
Child (0 – 2)

2020 Golden Rail Season Pass

Extended through 2021! Unlimited daytime admission and more! Get details


2020 Daily Tickets

Valid for daytime operations only. Does not include Day Out With Thomas, Ghost Train® or Tweetsie Christmas®.


Day Out With Thomas™

CANCELED - Did you pre-purchase a Day Out With Thomas ticket? Click the following link for your options: Get details


Tweetsie Tip

Enter after 3, Next Day Free

When you enter Tweetsie Railroad® after 3:00 p.m. you can use your tickets the next day at no additional charge. Keep your ticket stubs and present them at the Ticket Office for another full day of family fun.

Note: The “After 3” offer is not valid for the day before Day Out With ThomasTM, Ghost Train®, or Tweetsie Christmas®. Some restrictions apply during Day Out With Thomas™. Inquire at the Ticket Office.

Frequently Asked Questions

A daily ticket includes unlimited rides behind one of our historic narrow-gauge steam locomotives, unlimited rides on our traditional amusement rides, live wild west themed entertainment, the Deer Park Zoo, and panning for gold. Additional expenses are food and retail-related including animal feed, face painting, gem mining, arcade games, Country Fair games, Photo Parlor, souvenirs, the penny press, and all food venues. Parking is always free.

All ticket prices include 6.75% NC Admission Tax and parking is free! The only additional fees you may incur would be a $2.00 processing fee per ticket if you order your tickets by phone.

No, children age 2 and under are always free at Tweetsie Railroad.

Most daytime special events are included in a daily ticket, the only exceptions are Letterland® and Day Out With Thomas™.

No, Ghost Train® and Tweetsie Christmas® are separate events from our daytime operations and require a ticket with a specified train ride time.

If you leave and plan to return the same day, have your hand stamped upon exiting through the Ticket Office.

AAA, Military, and NC State Employee Discounts:
We offer discounts for AAA Members, Active Military and Active North Carolina State Employees along with their immediate family. Tickets must be purchased at the Ticket Office with a valid ID to receive the discount. Please note: There are NO discounts available for Day Out With Thomas, Ghost Train, or Tweetsie Christmas.

Would you like to visit Tweetsie Railroad again this season? The Ticket Office will gladly take your ticket stub on the day you visit the park and credit the purchase price toward a Tweetsie Railroad Golden Rail Season Pass.

If you plan to visit Tweetsie for more than two days, the Golden Rail Season Pass is your best economical value. Not only can you save at Tweetsie Railroad but also at other area attractions.

Season Pass Information

Only interested in doing a little shopping? We allow guests free admission for 30 minutes for shopping in one of our many retail venues. Those interested in this opportunity need to leave their car keys with the Ticket Office.

Yes, we offer a "last train of the day" ticket. It can only be purchased at the Ticket Office after 4:30 pm. This ticket is not available during Letterland, Day Out With Thomas, July 4th or Cool Summer Nights (Saturday nights in July), Ghost Train, Tweetsie Christmas, and cannot be used to re-enter the park the next day.

Cash, debit, and credit (American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover) are accepted forms of payment throughout the park.

Tickets may be refunded or exchanged at least 48 hours prior to the event for another date as long as the date on your ticket has not expired and the date you want is still available. There is a $5 fee per ticket for refunds and $10 fee per order for ticket exchange.

The Ticket Office is open during regular park hours. When the park is closed for the season, the Ticket Office is open Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm.

View Park Hours

The most common cause of print problems are pop-up blockers. You will receive a confirmation email from Tweetsie Railroad with the option to view and print your order. There will be one page for the receipt followed by a page for each ticket.

If you have a smartphone, you do not need to print your tickets, we will be able to scan your tickets as long as you can call up the tickets with the bar code.