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Danbury Railway Museum

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Address: Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White Street, Danbury, CT 06813
Phone Number: 203-778-8337
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Fun inexpensive place to bring the family

This museum is fun and interesting. The tours are the best though with knowledgeable tour guides and fun mini trips. My personal favorite was learning about the postal car where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Kirsten_McKeon
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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is fun and interesting. The tours are the best though with knowledgeable tour guides and fun mini trips. My personal favorite was learning about the postal car where bags of mail were grabbed at each station, high-speed manually sorted, then thrown back in bags on the correct train platform - all while moving!

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Vestal, New York, United States
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been wanting to get to this museum for years; I've been asked to make it happen several times over the years and finally put the day together. I let them know we would be arriving at 1:09 on Metro North and had to leave on the 3:17 train and there would be 15 to 20 of us. Since they... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting exhibits for those who love technology and history . Very interesting baby locomotives and other accessories for trains . Very nice guide, and you can touch everything , the cost of entry is$ 6 , Parking inside the Museum .

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Thank AntonVolga
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This RR museum is an absolute gem. They have a great assortment of rolling stock, some of which are open to climb aboard. We had a guided tour with Don, who made my rail fan husband's day by taking us all around the yard and for a ride on the turntable. I definitely recommend this for rail fans and families-we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Really good railway museum. Clambering all over the diesel electrics was fantastic. This museum just has loads of trains in the yard - some you can walk into. If you like that then you will love this. You can have a ride in a cab for a few metres which is worth doing. Like I say if you like trains... More 

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Chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Was surprised to see so many engines and trains history. thought it would bore a bit but ended up a good choice. was good time pass.

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Newtown, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

It's a great place to visit with your kids!! It's informative and fun!! Fun for all ages!! We previously went with scouts too!!

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Very interesting history of train travel. Loved the mail car, and also seeing the inside of different train engines. Amazing collection and growing all the time.

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Staten Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

My boyfriend loves engines and when we arrived I thought it looked kind of small but we were surprised when the staff took us for a train ride out to a turn table and got to ride it! AND the best part was that the place wasn't crowded and one of the guys showed us around some of the off... More 

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Saco, United States
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Friendly, helpful staff. We just happened to be there for the "Bunny Train". Not having young children with us, we didn't ride that train. Beautiful exhibits inside and out. Not a very big place.

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