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Sydney and Louisbourg Railway Museum

Main street, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Ranked #7 of 7 Attractions in Louisbourg
Type: Museums
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Columbus, Georgia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
39 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were really interested in going to this museum. When we got there, it was overgrown with weeds and some of the cars had been vandalized and were rotting on the tracks. Our AAA guide book said it was open, but a person in town said it had not been open for years. Sad. Hope someone comes along and refurbishes... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The cruise ship docked at Sydney;the small port town is very beautiful. Take the tour to Fortress Louisbourg and Cabot trail; breath in the coast line. When shopping for souvenirs or T shirts visit the shops off the dock. The T-s are half the price of the suggested "Shoe Tree" and of the same quality according to the labels.

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Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The area is beautiful, the roads are good for driving, the railroad museum is very interesting and it is not very far to Sydney, where you can see a giant fiddle by the dock where the cruise ships come in, the parks are beautiful and the people are friendly.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Cute small place to kill a half hour or so, but I wouldn't make it the center of any itinerary. A more or less random collection of artifacts about the rail line that used to run through this area. One passenger car you can visit, a few rusting cars sitting on the rails, some Titanic stuff.

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Fords, New Jersey
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172 reviews 172 reviews
106 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

See the violin, walk through town, take time out to visit the tribal territory but also take the time to make your way to the Whitney Pier Historical Society Museum. It is a tinny little place filled to the rafters of the history of this place. Once a roaring Steel industry. This museum is a highly personal place, with the... More

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

What an excellent little find on route to the fortress! We made an impromptu stop here and were pleasantly surprised. Entrance is by donation and it's well worth anything you place in said donation box. tour around the three buildings and learn about Cape Breton's railway history and more. Plenty of artifacts to peek at and read about.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

loved the reception we received from the girls and the displays were really great and all was very clean and organized

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Oshawa, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

My husband is a model rairoad buff and always eager to stop at anything "train". This was no exception. 3 buildings of train memorablia. A very good collection that provided a lot of information in the history of the railway and how it impacted the lives of those around it. He was pleasantly surprised at how good this museum was.

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Sierra Vista, AZ
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26 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

My husband loves trains and when we travel we usually stop at one or more train stations and/or museums along the way. This was a great little stop. The collection is small, but good and the narratives accompanying the items are quite interesting. There is also a second class passenger car that visitors can board to get a glimpse of... More

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