Foley Railroad Museum

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Foley Railroad Museum
4.5
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Foley Railroad Museum houses artifacts and archives for the City of Foley and the L & N Train. We also have a Model Train Exhibit that is open Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm
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Deb62862
Memphis, TN10,873 contributions
This was one of the best things we saw on a recent trip to the Alabama Gulf Coast region. The model trains only run on certain days and at certain times, so check their website or call before visiting. There's really three parts to this. There's a train that you can ride around their sort of town square area. There's a train museum, showing some of the history of the area and its relationship to the railroad in the area. And, there's the model train exhibit, which is massive. Its a huge room with four large trains, at least one smaller train and a trolley running through the exhibit. Then men running it are very knowledgeable about the exhibit and are happy to answer any questions you may have. They also have a scavenger hunt sheet that you can use to spot specific items in the exhibit. We'll definitely tour it again when we return to the area. Note that its free, but they do accept donations.
Written November 16, 2021
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journalmytrips
Georgia620 contributions
My first thought about stopping here was that the visit would be short but in fact we stayed about one hour. The small museum was of some interest with the history of Foley but the model trains were the main attraction. We were there on a day and time when the trains were running. There were two freight trains, two passenger trains, one Thomas the train, a streetcar and a N gauge train circling a park. If you wished you could also do a sort of scavenger hunt finding all the buildings etc. in the village. This helped one to concentrate on all the details in setting up the model train exhibit.
Written May 20, 2022
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Adam M
Fairhope, AL291 contributions
Family
It took me over 30 years of living in this area to finally explore this museum. What a pleasant surprise. The museum itself is pretty small with a limited number of items and stories. The real reason you'll visit, especially with young kids, is for the train ride and model train room. It's pretty amazing.
Written February 12, 2020
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Victor W
74 contributions
Many of the exhibits as you enter the museum are about the history of Foley. One exhibit featured one of my favorite football players Kenny "The Snake" Stabler who is a native son. The museum also featured other famous people from Foley including the author of Forrest Gump. Next to the museum is a full size train. You can go into the caboose which gives you an idea of the working space that conductors use. The only negative was that the model train museum was closed. Having had model trains as a child I was looking forward to seeing the exhibit. Overall we enjoyed our visit and hopefully when we are in the area in the future the model train exhibit will be open.
Written November 4, 2021
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rennaes2016
Belmont, MI3 contributions
The display and the tour of the train depot is all free and exceptional, so enjoyed it. The retired gentlemen that give the presentation are great! My grandkids loved it, we would recommend this year after year in Foley Alabama. From the old days, Thomas the train and a circus and a fire barn and fire to a drive in theater, plus much more to see and enjoy
Written March 7, 2020
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AntiquesWillTravel
Applegate, MI56 contributions
If you like trains, you'll love the Foley Train Museum. Outside is a real train with four cars, one a caboose you can walk through, with original equipment and furniture. Inside the museum is the train exhibit. I think they said the exhibit foundation was 20 ft long, 10 ft wide, and about 4 ft high, and when you walk through the room that houses the exhibit, you'll find at least four electric trains, all running electronically on different tracks at the same time around a wonderful miniature town that is inter-connected by small streets with vehicles on the streets. The town and the surrounding area includes hundreds of buildings, miniature people, cars, everything one would find in any town.The volunteers are extremely helpful, and they give visitors a "find" list of buildings & businesses that are scattered throughout the area. We found almost all on the list, including the animals from the visiting circus. It was just fun, and all FREE.
Written February 11, 2020
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cordyroy
Mobile, AL2,341 contributions
Good way to spend an hour. best part is the large model railway setup. Several trains and nicely made diorama with wonderful detail. It's not of Foley specifically but near to it.
The full sized cars and engine are not as detailed as could be.
Free Parking and Admission.
Open limited days, call ahead.
Written April 26, 2022
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Erin M
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Family
This is a very nice display of model trains. We enjoyed the movie playing in the next room with the model buildings zoomed in with extra explanation included. Our kids really, really liked the scavenger hunt at the model train display. The train ride was really fun also.
Written August 9, 2022
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onefast800
Savannah, GA63 contributions
Family
Our 3 year old son loves trains. He spent over an hour just watching the model train display run circles. If you are in the area stop by and check them out. We are going back again this week because he had such a great time
Written October 12, 2021
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Thomas H
Foley, AL11 contributions
This is a wonderful place for adult or child. We have been several time and never tire or it. The gentleman that run the model train are wonderful. They donate their time and make it an experience like no other. Can't say enough good about this place. When in Foley please don't miss it. Well worth you time.
Written January 6, 2020
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