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SoNo Switch Tower Museum

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77 Washington St, Norwalk, CT 06854-3086
+1 203-246-6958
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Train lovers dream stop!

Just happened to walk by and a sweet lady said it’s free if you would like to come in...and so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John K
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Lake Mary, Florida
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Cool train history preserved

The original switch house. Lovingly maintained by volunteers. More than I ever wanted to know about... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2018
jmoeling
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Somerville, MA
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  • Average8%
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77 Washington St, Norwalk, CT 06854-3086
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+1 203-246-6958
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just happened to walk by and a sweet lady said it’s free if you would like to come in...and so happy we did! You go to the 3rd floor where all the switch levers are that controlled all the train switches...amazing...our guide was passionate and...More

1  Thank John K
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Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

The original switch house. Lovingly maintained by volunteers. More than I ever wanted to know about how the tracks used to be managed. Definitely worth a visit if you find it open.

Thank jmoeling
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Reviewed November 20, 2017

Small (it's entirely in the switch tower), but enthusiastically run - it's so good to see places like this making the effort to open up to the public, when in reality there's a very small number of people who are actually interested - ie you...More

1  Thank Natalie R
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

As part of our walk through the SoNo Arts Festival we visited this small museum and listened to a talk about how trains were operated as recently as the 1970s. My husband who loves mechanical things enjoyed this very much

1  Thank Toni112950
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Reviewed June 14, 2017

This retired signal tower once controlled the entire Norwalk area. The tour guides gave me a fascinating presentation and answered my many questions. My opinion is that this place is great to visit for all ages. And because it overlooks Metro-North's and Amtrak's Northeast Corridor,...More

Thank Stephen M
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Reviewed June 11, 2017

We spent 40-60 min here. Donations only. Excellent demonstration of complex switching mechanism. Very worthwhile.

Thank Domino1969
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Reviewed May 13, 2017

The Sono Switch Tower is quite a place. Restored and manned by nice folks, if you are a fan of railroads this is a must see. All of the switch machines and the wall display actually move and you can see how much work it...More

Thank Bill K
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Reviewed October 23, 2016

This museum was on my list for some time and very glad to have finally made it. Tony, our tour guide, was absolutely great - a wealth of pertinent information and so pleasant to converse with. Can't say enough good things about this fine gentleman!...More

Thank stm5468
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Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

This little museum is an enthusiasts mecca. The volunteers love their jobs and share their extensive knowledge of the early and current rail lines. You get to move the switches, watch the lights and ring the alarms. This is a good stop for most everyone...More

1  Thank Rebecca W
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Reviewed July 10, 2016

Incredible and knowledgeable team of train educators! Took our children ages 13 & 11and they had a great time learning the history and getting to move the switches! Lots of information in such a small place. Norwalk is a very cute town too.

1  Thank GumGal
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