The Gypsy Express is a short, fun ride around a scenic area of Staunton’s Gypsy Hill Park. Today's riders are frequently the children and grandchildren of those who first rode the mini train more than a half-century ago. The Gypsy Express has been sharing fun and adventure with the young and young at heart for 60 years. Get in on the great Staunton train adventure!
Hours & Tickets
- Hours: 1 to 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, May through October. The Gypsy Express does not run in the rain.
- Tickets: $1 per person. All rides are free on July 4 and Labor Day.
The train closes for the season on the Sunday of the last full weekend in October. On that Sunday, all rides are free and the hours are 1 to 3 p.m. The train can accommodate people with physical disabilities. The Gypsy Express Incorporated, a non-profit group of enthusiastic volunteers, serve as the train's drivers.
About the Gypsy Express
The Gypsy Express, Incorporated (GX) was formed on October 5, 2000, under the provisions of Chapter 10 of Title 13.1 of the Code of Virginia (1950, 1999 Rep. Vol.). The group is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, granted federal tax-exempt status effective January 23, 2001.
GX is a not for profit organization, dedicated to the charitable purpose of preserving, maintaining and operating the mini train in Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton, Virginia. The organization uses all funds for train operation, maintenance, and overall park improvement. GX is operated entirely by volunteers and has no paid staff. Its Board of Directors meets regularly throughout the year. GX volunteers help in one or more of six work areas: engine maintenance, track maintenance, building and grounds maintenance, engineers, conductors, and ticket sellers.
For more information about the Gypsy Express, read the organization’s history.
A 20-minute documentary recounts this history.