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Danbury Railway Museum

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Address: Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White Street, Danbury, CT 06813
Phone Number: 203-778-8337
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A day at the station

Plan to see a lotof older equipment and friendly people to show you around. The museum is right by the college in the center of town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Fun, educational for the kids. Boys and girls both. Generally younger kids, but the museum is fantastic. You can even take a short ride on the train. A great time to go is in the fall before Halloween, usually there is something holiday related. It's also good because it's not too long. It can be an hour or 3 -... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Plan to see a lotof older equipment and friendly people to show you around. The museum is right by the college in the center of town.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I was surprised by the quantity and availability of the railyard in the restored 1903 train station in Danbury. There were many model train layouts and with the push of a button one could start the trains whistling along. Train aficionados would be in heaven and kids in paradise. But the railyard held the magic as one was taken back... More 

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Southbury, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I took our grand kids (12, 10, 7), and was very happy with the working display of various railroads. The kids liked them too. Outdoor displays of real trains, mail trains, Engines, and others were also very good. I wish the museum would only hire railroad retirees in the museum, so they can talk about various things from their own... More 

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Danbury R, WWR, President at Danbury Railway Museum, responded to this review

nirmal639, Thank you for your review. All reviews are appreciated and help us grow. Some additional information: All our museum directors and staff are volunteers, some are retired railroad engineers, conductors, firemen, motormen, etc. We do have a number of third rail pickup equipment; two FL-9s, a Wellington double ended crane from Grand Central Terminal, and some smaller MOW pieces.... More 

Stratford CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We were there with some fellow phographers as part of MeetUp Group for Meredith Images. I enjoy trains and railroad-related history. We took a ride on the Reading Company Paasenger Car and took about a half mile trip down the track to the turntable for a ride on the turntable. We next saw the 21st Century Train Car (Pullman) called... More 

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North Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My husband and I are amateur photographers and we had a great time at the museum. Nice to see a piece of history being preserved. All the volunteers were former railroad workers, very friendly and very informative about the history of the trains. We got some great photos and learned a lot too. We noticed there was an interactive play... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The Danbury Railway Museum is appropriate for families with very young kids who will the museum and the occasional train ride. My kids loved it when they were very little. Recommend

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Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We visited the Danbury railway museum on Owney Day, celebrating a dog who travelled all over the world on postal train cars. The train ride through the yard and stops along the way were well-organized, and a lovely women told the children stories about Owney while we enjoyed our ride. We stood on the turntable while it moved, toured a... More 

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Irvington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I want to start by stressing that the museum, though awesome, is pretty small. It's not a destination for a long trip, but rather a great place to combine with other local attractions or a stopping off point on a longer car trip. If you have a reason to be in the area, then this is a great place to... More 

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Good destination for families. The museum has something to appeal to people of all ages. Interesting even if you're not especially into trains.

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