The Historic Legal Tender is for your special events, such as
weddings, birthdays, anniversary parties, etc.
throughout the year.
For information about
special event rentals or to schedule an event,
Kurt Wood, Museum Manager
The town of Lamy
is located 18 miles south of Santa Fe, New Mexico on US
Hwy 285. Lamy
is a railroad town created in 1879 when the
Atchison,Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad laid its main
track through New Mexico. The AT & SF by-passed the
city of Santa Fe because the climb was too much for the
engines of the day, so a spur line was built to the
capital from Lamy. Lamy grew up where the spur line
connects Santa Fe to the main track.The Lamy
Depot is still open for Amtrak
service, and the Santa Fe
Southern Railroad brings a tourist train to Lamy
over the spur line almost daily.
Come spend an afternoon in the shady
Railroad Park across from the Museum.
Lamy's storied past came alive Saturday, June 11, from 11
am to 5 pm when the Lamy Railroad & History Museum and
the Santa Fe Model Railroad Club officially unveiled a
working museum exhibit that shows the AT&SF trains as
they stopped at Lamy with celebrities and ordinary
travelers in the middle of the 20th century.
The Talladega Dining car is a 1950,
vintage railroad car, that was used by the Atlantic Coast
Line Railroad, for meal service between New York and
Florida. It is now on display as part of the Lamy Railroad
and History Museum. It is also available for rent for
groups up to 36 people.