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South Carolina Railroad Museum

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Address: 110 Industrial Park Road, Winnsboro, SC 29180
Phone Number: 803-635-9893
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9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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A popular museum established 28 years ago that offers visitors rides on the...

A popular museum established 28 years ago that offers visitors rides on the Rockton & Rion Railway.

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Santa train ride a huge hit with children

Went on the Santa ride with 4 adults and 4 children, 8 and under. having done this last year, we knew what to expect, but not the 3 younger children. The hit of the morning was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
Joanfam3
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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Wiehle, VA
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339 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here over Memorial Day weekend. The museum had a special nature train with a USC professor who also does a nature show on ETV, giving a running commentary on the flora, fauna, geology, and industrial/social history of the route. Very impressed! I learned of this on the museum's website as it would normally still be closed. So, first off,... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Went on the Santa ride with 4 adults and 4 children, 8 and under. having done this last year, we knew what to expect, but not the 3 younger children. The hit of the morning was seen in their reaction to spotting Santa coming into our car, amazement! The actual ride is kind of short and slow, would be nice... More 

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Thank Joanfam3
Lexington, SC
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

We surprised our children with a Train Ride with Santa. They were super excited, especially our son who loves trains. In the dining car we had hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies and were read Christmas stories. Then we were able to spend time with Santa and Mrs. Claus. It was a nice family time together. Our son got a... More 

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Thank Jen2801
Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Went to the South Carolina Railroad Museum with my wife. We are both beginner "rail fans" having visited the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad and the NC Transportation Museum. We didn't know what to expect, but when we pulled in we could see this would not be the same as the previous versions attended. The area comprises of several buildings -... More 

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1 Thank Victor D
Goose Creek, SC, United States
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Had a great time with my Harley Owners Group members. Easy to find web page. Employees very accommodating. Train ride was a hoot!

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Thank Stephen K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

There is a great deal of history and information waiting to be absorbed here, and they let you ride the trains too! Definitely a highlight of Winnsboro!

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Thank James I
Winnsboro, South Carolina
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This is a great activity for the family, whether just couples or kids of all ages. The train trip is most fun in the open car where the surrounding lands and the granite can be seen at its best.

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Thank Maureen P
Winnsboro, South Carolina
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Took our granddaughter their for the Easter Bunny Train ride. When we arrived at the "Easter Bunny Stop" the Easter Bunny's ...fur....didn't cover their shoes. My Gdaughter asked why he was wearing socks and shoes! Funny. Face painting, coloring and single oval train riding around in circles, not much to the stop. Ride was short but wasn't promised to be... More 

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Thank eric k
Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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65 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The museum is out in the country so don't be surprised to find there is very little of anything else around. The museum consists of 5 diesel locomotives, one of which will be pulling the train on the day you are there. They rotate the locomotives to keep all in good working condition. The ride costs $15 and lasts for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The Halloween train ride is terrible the attractions look like they just put it out there 5 mins before ride started this ride is for babies and not scary at all if you like slow and non scary rides than this is a ride for you

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