LA RAILROAD DAYS FESTIVAL GROUNDS
1913 Steam Engine
1947 Pullman Coach
Park and Playground
2nd Weekend in April yearly
Thursday - Saturday
Rides, Food Court,
The DeQuincy Railroad Museum is a non-profit corporation established in 1974 whose mission is to acquire, preserve, and display railroad artifacts of a bygone era and to heighten public awareness of the role of the railroad industry in our area as well as the region, state, and country. Housed in the 1923 Kansas City Southern Depot, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum has on display a large and varied collection of railroad memorabilia.
Inside the museum you will enter into the gift shop/welcome center. There is also a Baggage Room, and Agent's Office and a Large Waiting Room set up as it would have been during train travel complete with the original wooden benches and ticket window.
Outdoors there is a covered pavilion with a 1947 Pullman coach car, a 1913 steam switch engine, and two vintage cabooses.
The depot is one of the most outstanding examples of the Mission Revival style of architecture in the South. The facility includes a meeting room for public functions and can be rented for private events as well.
The depot and museum serve as our town's major link with our past and enriches the lives of our area citizens, as well as visitors from far and wide. We encourage school groups to visit and share in our educational material on display.
Adjacent to the museum, we have a landscaped park and playground equipment that provide a picnic and play area for visitors. It is also the site of the annual Louisiana Railroad Days Festival which is held on the second weekend in April.
The DeQuincy Railroad Museum is located at 400 Lake Charles Avenue in the historic downtown area. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, and closed for city holidays.
For further information or to confirm hours please call (337)786-2823.
"Do whatever you do - intensely"
"Preservation is a Passion - you either feel it, or you don't"
The DeQuincy Railroad Museum is the result of a desire to preserve a small town's railroad history, a beautiful and unique railroad depot building, and to give a community something to be proud of.
This desire was felt by many, but a few pioneers stand out.
This is a memorial to thank them for their legacy and to inspire others to become involved with their kind of passion.
Gary Cooper Lauretta Fluitt Fred Fluitt