The RFC Train Garden has been a Cambridge Christmas Tradition for nearly nine decades! Each December, we operate daily, providing new memories and rekindling old ones.
Beginning in 1934, members of Rescue Fire Company began operating a holiday train display for the community, carrying on a tradition that began in the Baltimore area. Though the train garden tradition remains strong in the Baltimore area, many of our peers from the 1930s and 1940s are gone. The RFC Train Garden is the longest continually operating fire department train display in the United States.
Today, the Rescue Fire Company Train Garden remains in the same home it has always occupied, the "Old Firehouse" at 307 Gay St., the gateway to Downtown Cambridge. We take pride in bringing the people of Cambridge, Dorchester County, and the Midshore together each Christmas. Whether you're new to the area, or an old friend of the Train Garden, come see us this December!
Donations to the Train Garden put new locomotives on the rails, and they get old locomotives and rolling stock out of the shop and back into service. They build new buildings. And, this year, donations to the train garden might even build a mountain or two.
100% of all donations stay with the Train Garden and go toward its upkeep and improvement.
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