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Forney Museum of Transportation

Forney 65th Anniversary

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.



Although the Forney Museum of Transportation has put into place strict cleaning and disinfecting practices and our
facility comprises a large area with a great deal of open space, easily permitting the recommended “social distancing”, the Museum, at the urging of several other non-profit organizations and based on recommendations from both Denver Mayor Hancock and Governor Polis, has decided to temporarily close to visitors. At this time the Forney Museum will be closed now through April 30th, at which time we will re-evaluate the status of COVID-19 and the recommendations of local, state and federal health agencies.

The Forney Museum strongly supports the community and our thousands of annual visitors, not only locally,
but internationally and we recognize this is a challenging time for many, with a great deal of uncertainty, however we encourage everyone to remain calm and follow directives as they are issued by health officials; not the potentially misleading, hysteria driven mis-information and falsehoods disseminated on social media and other less reputable platforms. In the interim, we encourage anyone who may be exhibiting any symptoms associated with this virus, who may already be ill, has knowingly come in contact with an infected individual or has traveled to a highly impacted area, please take all appropriate precautions to guard against the additional spread of COVID-19 and follow the recommendations of health care providers.

The Forney Museum looks forward to once again welcoming visitors; hopefully in the not too distant future.
Please continue to check our website and other online postings to see our latest status.

In the meantime, please consider becoming a member or making a donation to help the Forney Museum through this difficult period. Your ongoing support is invaluable. Thank you and remain well.
Please check back for updates.

Lead Sleds

You can check out our Lead Sled exhibit on Instagram! We are posting pictures for you to enjoy. More are coming soon!

For the Kids

Click the links to download our coloring book and