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South Carolina Railroad Museum

110 Industrial Park Road, Winnsboro, SC 29180
803-635-9893
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Winnsboro
Type: Museums, Scenic Railroads
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: A popular museum established 28 years ago that offers visitors rides on the Rockton & Rion Railway.
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is the worst train ride we've EVER been on. So mis-represented on their website. Can not believe what we paid for what was supposed to be a first class car. Old tables & cheap chairs were NEVER used on any railroad for passengers. Juice box & little bag of cookies? Seriously? Could not hear a word of what the... More

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New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I went on a Saturday train trip at the SC Railroad Museum. The train was very comfortable; I went in a 1924 dining car that, thank goodness, had air conditioning. A museum volunteer narrated our trip and was very friendly and informative. The train ride lasted about an hour, and a ride of that length is much better than other... More

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Bunnell, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Museum had made major improvements to its displays and operations. They now have full handicapped access to the operating trains. Passengers can choose among a historic dining car for First Class Service or standard Coaches, or open, but covered, cars, and cabooses

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Indian Land, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

My husband and I took our 7-year-old grandson on the Christmas Train ride on Nov 30, 2013. Before the ride we toured the mail car and private living car. Very interesting glimpse of a bygone age. The ride consists of a 5 mile out and back trip through woods, fields, and below grade sightings of rocks, roots and caves. Also... More

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Harker Heights
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

A great ride to take the kids on and it appears to be the only "full size" tourist train in central South Carolina. A very dedicated volunteer staff keeps this train running! Like many tourist railroads these folks provide a lot of sweat equity to make up for a lack of local funding. The track is from a closed down... More

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Arlington, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Perfect place for families, seniors, or anyone else. The train runs on Saturdays only and is a total 1 hr ride which makes it perfect. We rode in the open car which was perfect for taking pictures. There were all kinds of things to see enroute including a very old abandoned train. Back in the rail yard they have old... More

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Elgin, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

This is a nice little journey on an old train. They have several old trains to view, but unfortunately not enough funds to maintain them. They have volunteers who have helped restore some of the old track enabling a little bit more of a ride. Very nice staff.

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Charleston, Sc
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

If you toddler loves trains as much as mine, then this is a must do. It's also the closest real train ride for us,living in Charleston, SC (a nice day trip). We went last Sunday for a ride on a visiting steam engine. It was the real deal, loud, lots of smoke, steam, etc. My 1 & 3 year old... More

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columbia, South Carolina, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This attraction could really be something... There is ample space to park. The volunteers are very nice. You are warned to use the restrooms before boarding the train, as there are none on board. Bathrooms are clean but facility is old. The ticket/gift shop could really use some renovations and the gifts in the shop are extremely over priced. The... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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149 reviews 149 reviews
40 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The exhibit is for the only steam trains in South Carolina.Take the open car for $20. Ride is short, about one hour. You will pass a granite schoolhouse made from local quarry. Also a restored 150 year old cabin, & former Mack truck plant. Staff are all knowledgeable volunteers.

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