West Florida Railroad Museum

West Florida Railroad Museum

West Florida Railroad Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Diane S
Gulf Breeze, FL269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
This old depot has been transformed into a quaint museum with authentic railroad memorabilia, nostalgia photos and posters, interesting rail cars -- a Pullman, dining car, flat car and two cabooses. This is a free museum with very helpful volunteers who can answer most questions. The grounds are well kept and the rail cars continually being restored. It's a popular field trip site for school kids. Plenty of room for young kids to run and climb and interesting enough reading materials for more scholarly visitors. Definitely a step back in time and a nice museum for a small town. For it's location, friendliness and upkeep I have rated it highly. Railroad aficionados will enjoy it as well as history buffs.
Written December 16, 2021
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Seven7777
Louisiana1,514 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
It's only open a few days a week, so check before you go, but it's a neat little place. It's free admission and they run on donations. They have several old train cars you can look at and a few you can enter. There is one large building that's set up like a museum. There is a smaller building containing running model trains. Then, there is a large outside train track with several running trains on it. In addition, there's a train that small children can ride on. Most of the buildings are very old and historic and have been moved from the local area. Even though it's small, they have quite a bit of history here.
Written July 1, 2022
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Joseph J
Milton, FL82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Family
Great place for kids. I took my grandchildren and they loved it. Make sure you go when they are running the larger ride on toy trains in the back.
Written February 28, 2014
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TMHScott
Navarre, FL18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Family
My husband and I took our daughter to the West Florida Railroad Museum for a fun, family outing. What happened at the museum while my family was there has made certain that my family will not be visiting the museum anytime soon. My husband noticed that other patrons had been given a paper with information about the railroad museum, our family was not given this courtesy. As we were looking around, My husband directed us to go to where the model trains were being ran. I saw a little boy being able to ride a train that was for children 3 to 12. My daughter has loved trains since she was about 1 1/2 and I was super excited that she would get a chance to ride the train. Before we came into the model train area I made sure to donate to the museum so that it could keep making children in the area happy and bringing people together with their love of trains. The donation was from my daughter's allowance and I explained to her that it's important to take care of your community. As she quietly looked around and admired the trains, my husband asked if they were giving train rides. He was told no, so we left the area. As we were walking away, we observed that another little boy was able to ride the train as we were leaving. I don't know why my daughter wasn't allowed to ride the train, but I do have my suspicions. I truly hope that none of them are the reason why she wasn't able to ride the train. I called the west Florida railroad museum and let them know of what just happened and I was told that it was probably because my daughter was perceived as a child that couldn't sit still. I assured the man that I spoke with on the phone that this was not the case, as she was not jumping around the model trains. She was observing quietly, and respectfully, like the other children. My husband also called and expressed his concerns. He was told that he was supposed to be informed that the Train rests for 15 minutes after each train ride. There did not seem to be a lapse of 15 minutes between the 1st boy and the 2nd boy's train ride. I am very disappointed and disheartened by the way that my family was treated. I hope the next little girl that goes to the train museum, who is interested in trains, is not treated the way my daughter was treated today. My husband asked if we brought her back, would she be able to ride the train, and we were told she would be able to. I do believe in 2nd chances, so I won't say we will never take her again. However, we are not as excited as we once were about the West Florida Railroad Museum. My husband has family from Milton. He was truly upset that this happened, as am I. He is military, he is used to people not liking him. I have been through some situations myself which made me not surprised by the events that transpired today. Just don't drag our young daughter in to it. Children are innocents. They love to learn and grow. Let her.
Written October 24, 2015
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HS C
Panama City Beach, FL170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
If you find yourself near Milton (FL), not far from I-10 is the West Florida Railroad Museum. This is a great little stop if you have the time. The museum area occupies an old freight and passenger depot that was built in the early 1900s at the site of the original 1882 depot. They have several cars in their collection, including dining cars, flat car, box cars, former Pullman sleeper and two cabooses. They also have a model railroad building, an outdoor scale railroad and gift shop.

The museum is free to the public, but does rely on donations to stay open. It is operated by volunteers so the museum is only open on Fridays and Saturdays. Parking is limited and there is no room to park a RV – so if you go, take the tow vehicle!

For directions and hours, please visit their website at: http://wfrm.org/index.html
Written July 16, 2014
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Mary R
Milton, FL26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Have rented the diner car several times for retirement parties, card parties and even a rehearsal dinner. Everyone loves it and the price is right!
Written February 16, 2020
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TravelFan34602
Brooksville, FL170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
A historic RR depot with lots of memorabilia, a small gift shop, very limited hours. Telegraph office where kids of all ages can test their skills, Railway Express carts, old signs.
An outdoor model RR "garden" with 3 train routes running thru appropriately landscaped (not sure about the King Kong on the RR Bridge?) open raised terrain featuring local business/industry models. I'm not into model train scale, but these were larger. A kid-size train circles the area and offers kiddie rides. There is an often active mockingbird nest in a RR relic (post with open-capped thingy) to your right as you enter the garden and the cab from a dismantled steam engine being used as a storage shed.

We had a great visit.
Written April 22, 2018
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Pamela H
Middleburg, FL5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Family
I visited yesterday for the fourth time, and this time my eleven-year-old grandson agreed to go along. As I expected, he loved it.

The museum offers many things to do and see: several real cars, three of which you can enter, model trains both indoors and outdoors (and for the smaller children, a ride on a small train) and memorabilia in the main building, which used to be the train station. Several rooms in the museum are staged as they would have been when the station was operational.

Because it once was a train station, it sits beside the railroad tracks. A train came along while we were there, which was a thrill.

It's a small but complete museum. Since it's not that far from I-10 (6 minutes, according to Google Maps), it would make a nice stop for those who are passing through.

The museum does not have an admission fee, but does accept donations.

(Check the website for days of operation; it's currently only Fridays and Saturdays until 3:00 pm.)
Written September 13, 2015
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TheColliers09
Milton, FL24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Family
With train cars, model train exhibits, and even a small train to children to ride there is plenty to see and do. We took our nephew and he was so thrilled. They even have a dining car set up for a small refreshment.
Written June 30, 2014
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js_mo_50
Platte City, Missouri, United States238 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Couples
Museum has several railroad cars that you can explore, a fascinating model train exhibit, a miniature train ride for children and several exhibits. Fun and inexpensive way to spend an hour or so.
Written February 16, 2014
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