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Address: 440 4th St, at the LIRR Tracks, Greenport, NY 11944-1850
Phone Number: 631-477-0439
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Railroad Museum of L.I.

With the additional of the multi-tiered, multi-tracked (8 different) tracks display from Lionel the museum has gone from very good to top-flight. It is enjoyable for all ages with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a fantastic huge train layout to peruse.We traveled o the 1964 World's Fair mini train which was the LIRR exhibit at the fair. We then took the LIRR to Greenport for part 2 of the museum. We all enjoyed our time this past Saturday [August 27th.] at the 2 museums.

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Greenlawn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Near the East End Seaport Maritime Museum and worth a visit... combine a visit here with the Riverhead Railroad Museum (You can take the scoot train between the two museums for a reasonable fare). Or combine a visit to this museum with East End Seaport Maritime Museum and Fireboat Firefighter Museum (just down the dock from the Seaport Museum and... More 

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

The new addition to the village model showing the LIRR's transition from steam to diesel may have a way to go, but the original model is still worth the price of admission, particularly when you need a break from endless carousel rides. Generally open Sat and Sun mornings during the summer.

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new york
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We enjoyed the nearly empty, slightly dusty but authentically-felt museum, with a knowledgeable guide walking us through the important rail history of Greenport. We were though puzzled by the placement of three railcars of questionable value, positioned so that they greatly obscured the beautiful and historic old depot building that houses the museum. This museum has huge potential but doubt... More 

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East Rockaway, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

My husband is a train buff so we went to the RR Museum of Long Island. The $7 admission fee lets you visit both the Riverhead and Greenport locations. We visited only the Riverhead location. They have a parking lot. Buy your tickets in the little gift shop. (BTW, I thought the shirts in the gift shop were very reasonably... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Seeing the inside of a real caboose and reading about it was fascinating. The rest was simply on railroad car of memorabilia. If you were really into the history of trains you might enjoy this but again, it is small.

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BRIDGEWATER
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

With the additional of the multi-tiered, multi-tracked (8 different) tracks display from Lionel the museum has gone from very good to top-flight. It is enjoyable for all ages with some interactive opportunities that make it great for children.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Been there only the dead of winter for SANTA's arrival on the LI RR train....you MUST do this at least once with or without a child!

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My son is a train afficiando and this was great. The model set ups were so intricate! these volunteers work so hard. All the displays were amazing. the people at both sites were very knowledgable. Get to the Riverhead site when it opens @ 10am and view that site. By a little after 11 take the LIRR to Greenport to... More 

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West Babylon, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Locaction, location, location. Greenport is nice little village on the North Fork of Long Island and the Railroad Museum is located at the end of the line of the Long Island Railroad. The building is the original train station. The miniature train on private property away from the the actual museum is very special and different from anywhere else. There... More 

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