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South Carolina Railroad Museum

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The Volunteers Have Heart

There are two kinds of trains. The one that is run by a corporate entity and the people all act... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2019
Clinton, South Carolina
Good time.

Wow, train ride was so fun. The guides are very knowledgeable and share great information about the... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2019
Winnsboro, South Carolina
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A popular museum established 28 years ago that offers visitors rides on the Rockton & Rion Railway.
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110 Industrial Park Rd, Winnsboro, SC 29180-9113
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

Nice but small. Great if you are a train buff. Check their schedule before going. Kind of a circuitous drive

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2019

There are two kinds of trains. The one that is run by a corporate entity and the people all act like automatons, and the ones run by members or volunteers that love their job enough to do it for free. Now I personally am not...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019

The all volunteer staff show their dedication to your enjoyment and truly know the history of the trains and track path. Make time to join in on one of the train rides through out the year as well as exploring the stationary cars. You will...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Amy A
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Lots of fun! 30 minute ride there and back with around an hour with the Easter Bunny! Would definitely do again!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jason G
Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Wow, train ride was so fun. The guides are very knowledgeable and share great information about the history of travel by train as well as development of the locomotive

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Took some friends on the train several years ago. Trip was interesting, but begs for some narration to explain what we’re seeing out the windows. Even a recorded message would work. There’s so much history on the trip. Passengers need to know!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

Been on a few old time railroads, but this was the only time I had been in a two level passenger car! We took the Santa train with my grand kids. The "guide" was entertaining and told us a lot about the train. KIds were...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed September 17, 2017

The Museum is easy to find off I-77 outside of Columbia , SC. My husband loves trains so we purchased a night train ride that included a BBQ dinner. $30 per person. We arrived early and toured the gallery, giftshop and a set of train...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

For the last year plus, I have driven by Interstate exits pointing to the SC Railroad Museum, but have until now not had the opportunity to stop by. A couple of weekends back I made a day trip to the museum to see what they...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 6, 2017

My family attended a train ride with naturalist Rudy Mancke. It was a wonderful experience. The open air train car was a great way to see midlands SC nature, including an old granite quarry and a train depot. The SC Railroad museum crew was fantastic....More

Date of experience: May 2017
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August 3, 2019|
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Response from Amy A | Reviewed this property |
I do believe they're open all year round but only on certain days. Feel free to give them a call for specific dates and times of opening. It's a fabulous little hidden Jewel
Dale G
February 10, 2019|
Response from Mike Q | Reviewed this property |
Not sure because I’ve never done it. Suggest you call to find out. Traditionally these special events sell out pretty fast.
Marilyn F
December 8, 2018|
Response from Mike Q | Reviewed this property |
It’s been several years since I did this. Best I can recall is it takes about an hour or more to ride to the end of the line and back. Santa takes his time and walks through the train while it’s rolling along and talks with... More