Edaville Family Theme Park

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Basic Information

Address: 5 Pine Street Carver Ma
Phone Number: 508-866-8190
Fax Number: 508-866-7921
Director: Samantha Johnson

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Edaville Family Theme Park
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Additional Information

Days and Hours: varies by season
Description:

Jon Delli Priscoli purchased Edaville and it's 250 acres in 2002. There have been many exciting changes under his ownership including the reconfiguration of the entire rail course and the incorporation of vintage amusement rides such as an antique carousel and an illuminated Ferris Wheel. Other attractions throughout the year include our Christmas Festival of Lights offering train rides through brilliant displays lit with over 7 million lights during our Christmas season.

In 2015, the latest and greatest addition to the park debuted - Thomas Land! This section added 11 new rides, along with a stage show and multiple dining and shopping venues while bringing Sodor to life in the picturesque New England landscape of Carver, Massachusetts.

Grade Levels:
Pre-K
K-5
Disabled Access:

Park is accessible, sensory friendly and handicapped bathrooms available

Food: KC's Café, Choo Choo Barbeque, Whistle Stop Snacks, Candy Depot, Dockside Diner, Popcorn Wagon, Sodor Sweet Shop, Hobo Eats, picnic area- students may bring their own lunch
Exhibits: Model train exhibit, vintage steam engine, Cranberry Museum, Dino Land, Thomas Land, Edaville Family Theme Park rides,
Gift Shop/Factory Outlet: Edaville Gift Shop, Knapford Gift Company, Dino Depot, Sodor Balloon Shop
Directions:

Edaville USA, 5 Pine Street Carver, MA 02330

Parking is located at Edaville USA, 5 Pine Street Carver, MA 02330, it is free, and it is accessible!

FROM BOSTON

Take Route 3 South to exit 7 (Route 44). Follow Route 44 west 6.5 miles to the exit for Route 58 - Carver. Turn left (south) on Route 58 for 8 miles to Rochester Road. Turn right on Rochester Road, and follow for 1 mile to Pine Street. Turn right on Pine Street. The Edaville's parking lot is 500 feet ahead on the right.

FROM AREAS WEST OF BOSTON

Take Route 95 (128) south to Route 24 south. 24 south to I-495 south. I-495 south to Exit 2. Turn left at end of ramp. Follow Route 58 north. Turn left on Rochester Road and follow for 1 mile to Pine Street. Turn right on Pine Street. Edaville USA's parking lot is 500 feet ahead on the right.

FROM WORCESTER AND AREAS WEST OF ROUTE 495

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) east to I-495 south. Then follow directions above.

FROM CAPE COD

Routes 6 or 28 north to the Bourne Bridge to I-495 north. I-495 to Exit 2 (Route 58/Carver). Route 58 north 4 miles to Rochester Road. Turn left on Rochester Road and follow for 1 mile to Pine Street. Turn right on Pine Street. Edaville USA's parking lot is 500 feet ahead on the right.

FROM PROVIDENCE AND POINTS WEST

Take I-195 east to exit 22 (I-495). I-495 north to exit 2 (Route 58 /Carver). Route 58 north 4 miles to Rochester Road. Turn left on Rochester Road and follow for 1 mile to Pine Street. Turn right on Pine Street. Edaville USA's parking lot is 500 feet ahead on the right.

FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE

Take I-93 or Route 3 south to I-495 south. I-495 to Exit 2 (Route 58/Carver). Turn left at end of ramp. Follow Route 58 north. Turn left on Rochester Road and follow for 1 mile to Pine Street. Turn right on Pine Street. Edaville USA's parking lot is 500 feet ahead on the right.

Nearby Attractions: Plymouth Plantation, Mayflower II, Plymouth Rock. Kingston Collection,
Facility History:

Ellis D. Atwood gave this historic amusement park its name, his initials (E.D.A). He started this railroad by purchasing most of the surviving equipment from Maine's once expansive network of two-foot gauge rail's and had them trucked south to Carver, Massachusetts. This was the making of Edaville Railroad.

In Maine, these two-foot gauge rails covered several sections of the state starting in the late 1800's. These short line railroads fell prey to the depression and competition from automobiles. With the railroads shutting down, Ellis D. Atwood began purchasing the remaining rails in 1946 and 1947 and had it trucked to cranberry bogs of Carver, Mass.

Atwood had a plan, he built a railroad 5 ½ miles long around his 1,800 acre plantation of cranberries. He used the trains to service his bogs as well as hauling paying customers through the plantation for sightseeing. This operation evolved into a "Family Fun Park"; with an emphasis on carnival type rides, bright lights and extravagant Christmas displays. Edaville Railroad became a local institution, and drew visitors from far and wide.

Additional Information:

Cranberry Museum tour available,  cranberry bog tour available (seasonal),  model train museum, historic steam engine

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