Experience the Parks by Train

Three people stand in a line at an outdoor train station smiling for the camera. Behind them is a steel Amtrak train
Volunteers share stories about national, state, and local parks as well as places of interest along the routes of selected Amtrak trains.


Whether traveling by train along the west coast of the United States or to historic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty in New York City, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta or cultural attractions such as Gateway Arch National Park in St. Louis, Amtrak passengers can connect to public lands and engage in a better understanding of the need to preserve and protect these special natural and cultural resources.

We encourage you to download the The NPS App to help plan your visit on Amtrak, to more than 400 National Park Service areas.

National Trails & Rails Operating Schedule 2024

The 2024 Trails & Rails Season
This information is subject to change based on park capacity and volunteer availability.
Host Park Site Host Train Name 2024 Operating Season
National Parks of New York Harbor Adirondack/Empire Service May - November
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites Adirondack/Empire Service May - November
Saratoga National Historical Park Adirondack/Empire Service May - November
National Mall and Memorial Parks Northeast Regional April - December
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Crescent June - September
Gateway Arch National Park Lincoln Service/Missouri River Runner May - October
Lincoln Home National Historic Site Lincoln Service/Texas Eagle June - August
Oklahoma City National Memorial Heartland Flyer May - August; October
Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Empire Builder April - August
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park - Seattle Unit Empire Builder/Coast Starlight April - September
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail Coast Starlight March - September

Last updated: May 6, 2024