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Princeton Railroad Museum

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Address: 99 Mercer Street, Princeton, WV 24740
Phone Number: (304) 487-5060
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VIRGINIAN RAILROAD

Many of my relatives worked for the Virginia Railroad and the Norfolk and Western. Both are deeply embedded in the history of this region. The displays would be very interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2014
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Falling Waters, West Virginia
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Falling Waters, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Many of my relatives worked for the Virginia Railroad and the Norfolk and Western. Both are deeply embedded in the history of this region. The displays would be very interesting and personal to anyone with ties to either of these two great railroads.

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Northern VA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

The website stated they are open on Sundays. We arrived on Sunday. Hours on door state not open on Sunday. This is a shame. Call ahead if you want to visit to confirm they are actually open. The restored Princeton WV train station looked nice from the outside. A restored caboose is on property. There really is nothing else close... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Looked cute. Hours on website said they were open on Sundays but when we got there the posted hours were different. Bummer.

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Everyone likes trains! This new museum in Princeton, WV, is a great place to go if you're vacationing in this part of WV. The restored Depot is very attractive and the displays are well labeled and interesting. The best part, for our family of grandparents and grandkids, was the children's play area on the second floor. (The kids would probably... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

My husband's the railroad buff but I also enjoyed visiting this little gem of a museum. Nice displays, laid out so they're easy to see, lots of light and room. The docent clearly knows her stuff and loves her job. Definitely a kid-friendly place.

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