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South Carolina Railroad Museum

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Address: 110 Industrial Park Road, Winnsboro, SC 29180
Phone Number: 803-635-9893
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Hours:
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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A popular museum established 28 years ago that offers visitors rides on the...

A popular museum established 28 years ago that offers visitors rides on the Rockton & Rion Railway.

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This small train museum has some well worn rolling stock but the all volunteer crew was very pleasant and courteous. The trip is 5 miles long (one way) with several stops along... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dale B
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bought our tickets online for an afternoon train ride in an open air car. Glad we did for two reasons. #1 the morning ride was full and #2 it was 95 degrees so the open air car was really the only option as the others are not air conditioned. The train cars they have that you can walk through... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This small train museum has some well worn rolling stock but the all volunteer crew was very pleasant and courteous. The trip is 5 miles long (one way) with several stops along the way for historical narration. There are no restrooms aboard the train nor any food service but the trip is only about 1.5 hours long. I went on... More 

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Thank Dale B
Wesley Chapel, Florida
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78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We bought our tickets online and for the afternoon train. Good and bad idea. Good since the morning train was packed. Bad since it was very hot. Make sure you bring water. Our 7 year old loved exploring all the trains he could explore. One time experience and worth it. Funny part was when the conductor had to stop crossing... More 

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Winnsboro, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This one is great for the entire family even better if you have a picnic before, afterwards, or during the ride!

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Thank williamgX1958JC
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

There isn't much to this museum but it is plenty interesting especially if you are a train fan. The volunteer are very friendly and very informative.

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Thank Jessica O
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Ok I'm a big kid...rode the steam Train had a blast...cost was great for an hour trip....loved it ....it's a simple no frills experience but loved it all

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Thank Dudley M
Durham, North Carolina, United States
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146 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Surprised my boyfriend tonight with a trip to this museum and a dinner train ride. Before the ride we got to explore the small museum and open train cars with exhibits. Well done and appear to be no charge. Impressed with the food (salad, ravioli and pork entrees, chocolate cake and alcoholic beverages). Rode about 30-40 minutes out and the... More 

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Wiehle, VA
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386 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Went here over Memorial Day weekend. The museum had a special nature train with a USC professor who also does a nature show on ETV, giving a running commentary on the flora, fauna, geology, and industrial/social history of the route. Very impressed! I learned of this on the museum's website as it would normally still be closed. So, first off,... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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89 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Went on the Santa ride with 4 adults and 4 children, 8 and under. having done this last year, we knew what to expect, but not the 3 younger children. The hit of the morning was seen in their reaction to spotting Santa coming into our car, amazement! The actual ride is kind of short and slow, would be nice... More 

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Lexington, SC
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

We surprised our children with a Train Ride with Santa. They were super excited, especially our son who loves trains. In the dining car we had hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies and were read Christmas stories. Then we were able to spend time with Santa and Mrs. Claus. It was a nice family time together. Our son got a... More 

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