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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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I visited the museum on the 24th and enjoyed it immensely. They have several working Train exhibits, plus many trinkets, souvenirs and clothing you can purchase. The staff there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Dwana R
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I visited the museum on the 24th and enjoyed it immensely. They have several working Train exhibits, plus many trinkets, souvenirs and clothing you can purchase. The staff there are wonderful and very versed in all things trains. The train ride was cool and the children enjoyed it. Good family fun.

Thank Dwana R
Danbury, Connecticut
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I've been to this museum many times. A good variety of trains, equipment, history, memorabilia. At Easter there is the "Bunny Train", at Halloween the "Pumpkin Train" (complete with pumpkin painting for the kids) and at Christmas the children can ride the train to the North Pole. Good for all ages

Thank Ashley M
Bethel, Connecticut
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50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Great collection of old trains, and, you can go on them! I have been here many times, and keep going back.

1 Thank Michael H
Hagerstown, Maryland
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I've been to several railroad museums, most of which have been publically supported, and have not seen some of the unique equipment found at the Danbury Railway Museum. Since it is a private operation, all is not in perfect condition; but, the group is trying and we were given a very knowledgeable walking tour. The site has been modernized but... More 

Thank JC20132013
North Miami Beach, Florida
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165 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

All of the staff was very helpful and seemed to be very enthusiastic about all things railroad and the museum. Not as large as some other museums, but still some interesting train cars and artifacts. A few could use perhaps a loving coat of paint. This would be a must do for any train fan who has an hour or... More 

Thank Bruce M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank Leeceby
Danbury, Connecticut
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8 reviews
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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.

1 Thank Roy H
Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

Thank elusivemuse
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 30 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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