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Experience Transportation History!

The Forney Museum of Transportation is a one-of-a-kind collection of over 600 artifacts relating to historical transportation. It began 60 years ago with a single 1921 Kissel, but soon expanded to include vehicles of all kinds. Today it includes not just vehicles, but also buggies, motorcycles, steam locomotives, aircraft, carriages, rail equipment, fire apparatus, public transportation, sleighs, bicycles, toys & diecast models, vintage apparel and much, much more!

Our collection highlights include: Union Pacific 'Big Boy' Steam Locomotive #4005, Amelia Earhart's 1923 Kissel 'Gold Bug',  Forney Locomotive, Colorado & Southern Caboose, 1923 Hispano-Suiza, 1913-53 Indian Motocycle Collection, Denver & Rio Grande Dining Car,  Stutz Fire Engine, 1888 Denver Cable Car, 1923 Case Steam Tractor, 1817 Draisenne Bicycle, 500 Piece Matchbox Collection, and more! 

Our Mission

The Forney Museum of Transportation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization which exists to collect, preserve, and exhibit items of artistic, historical and technological interest relating to transportation for the purposes of education and personal enrichment.

Brighton Corridor Construction

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We are open during the Brighton Corridor Beautification project. We apologize for any inconvenience this project may cause.

Starting as early as Friday, April 14th, northbound Brighton Boulevard will close between 38th and 44th streets for several months while crews install storm water lines. Southbound traffic lane between 38th and 44th streets will remain open to traffic. This closure is needed to begin construction on the large storm water pipe.

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Dust N' Shine

Colorado car clubs, if you have not signed up for Dust N' Shine yet, please email the for availability.

Car Storage

We have car storage available.
Spaces are limited, please contact the for availability.

Current Exhibit


Automobiles of the 1960's
On display June 1st to August 31st

*Exhibits subject to change without notice.*

Big Boy Days

Rocky Mountain Train Show

Rocky Mountain Train Show at the Forney Museum
July 22 and 23rd 2017

Reminder: Brighton Blvd is a one way street due to construction. Please reference the map above for more information.
Due to a lack of parking from the construction carpooling is strongly advised.

Colorado Collectibles

Colorado Collectibles

Do you love ANTIQUES ROADSHOW? Do you have an antique or collectible you would love to know the value of?
Do you have a hidden treasure in your attic? Find out!
Join CPT12 and Cowan's Auctions for the Colorado Collectibles Appraisal Fair!
Colorado Collectibles will be here Sunday, August 13th from 10 am to 3 pm.
Tickets and more information can be found here.

The Moffat Modeler's N-Scale Model Train Layout

Moffat Modelers

Will be open to the public in the near future.

The Timme Motorcycle Collection


Come and see some incredible vintage Indian, Honda & other rare motorcycles!
*Exhibits subject to change without notice*

Interactive Time line

Tiki-Toki Timeline

Click here for our interactive time line. A virtual tour highlighting artifacts in our collection in tandem with transportation history in the United States.

Intern Opportunities

We have intern opportunities available. Please visit here for more information.

On Display Now

Using dining car menus and china, and railroadiana such as timetables, we provide a glimpse into what travel was like on the famous railroads of that now-vanished era, before the consolidation of passenger service into Amtrak in 1971.


Hours and Admission

Monday-Saturday 10am to 4pm
Sunday 12pm-4pm

Admission Rates:
Children under 3..Free

*Museum Parking is Free*
*Event parking may vary*

Holiday Closures

We are closed the following holidays:

  • Independence Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve and Day

4303 Brighton Blvd Denver, CO 80216