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29th Annual John Costlow Christmas Train Show

December 17, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The museum is excited to welcome the return of the John Costlow Christmas Train Show this year! The annual show, which will be held in the museum auditorium, offers a glimpse into the past with antique working model trains and model trains of all sizes.

The model train layouts will include a variety of items of interest to railroad enthusiasts of all ages, ranging from simple circles traditionally found around the Christmas tree to more elaborate systems. Each display has been carefully designed by the owner or operator to appeal to those just beginning this hobby, as well as others who have had a lifetime interest in model railroading.

Admission is free. Donations will be given to the Beaufort Lions Club, who will be assisting with this year’s show.

Children ages 12 and younger will need to be accompanied by an adult.


December 17, 2023
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort
315 Front St.
Beaufort, NC 28516 United States
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Registration costs, less a 10% fee, are refunded when the museum receives cancellation notice at least 48 hours before the start of a program. There is no refund within 48 hours of the start of a program, and tickets cannot be transferred to a later program date within that 48 hour timeframe. Due to material costs and supply, Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center Courses require a 2-week notification for cancellations; only the course fee is refunded if cancellation occurs prior to 2 weeks. The Museum reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet the minimum participant requirement up to one week before the program is scheduled. In the event of cancellation due to low enrollment, participants who have submitted a fee will receive a full refund. If a program is canceled due to inclement weather and unable to be rescheduled for another date, the participants will receive a full refund.