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Railroad & Trolley Museum

545 S Main St, Suite 121, Memphis, TN 38103-4819
+1 901-590-3099
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Interesting History Lesson By Dedicated Volunteers

My husband and I learned so much about the history of the Memphis trolly system, the building of... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2016
Kannapolis, North Carolina
Great Museum for Railroad Fans and Kids of all Ages.

This is a really great small museum with something for all ages. It is chock full of railroad... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2016
Memphis, Tennessee
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Located in historic Memphis Central Station, the Memphis Railroad and Trolley Museum features "hands on" activities for the kids, model train layouts, memorabilia and displays with emphasis on the role of railroads and trolleys the history of Memphis.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“train lovers” (2 reviews)
“volunteers” (3 reviews)
“model” (6 reviews)
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545 S Main St, Suite 121, Memphis, TN 38103-4819
+1 901-590-3099
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Reviewed November 27, 2016

My husband and I learned so much about the history of the Memphis trolly system, the building of the railroad bridges and trains in general from the volunteers! The exhibits are first class. There are interactive exhibits that entertain and provide information to old and...More

Thank CarolinaGypsy
Reviewed June 5, 2016

This is a really great small museum with something for all ages. It is chock full of railroad history, some of these exhibits are one-of-kind. What is especially nice are the four electric train layouts, N Gauge; HO Gauge Thomas the Train with all his...More

Thank JT_Travel_Log
Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

The rail and trolley museum is a fascinating stop on Main Street for train lovers. Kids really appreciate the model trains and they have a space for parties.

Thank Roquita C
Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

The volunteers were very friendly. Gift shop had some nice gifts, not too expensive, doable. I was very interest in the HoBo signs.

Thank Beachgoer86
Reviewed March 26, 2016

We were very impressed with this little train museum. It was full of information, displays, hands-on exhibits, and obviously trains! My husband, young son, and I were all very entertained while there. The staff was very kind and knowledgeable. It was a nice break in...More

Thank Noteworthymom
Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Kids love trains! So a stop at the railroad and trolley museum is a must. My little guy stood for hours watching the train set up and hearing about all the interesting things about rail cars and how they operate.

Thank Roquita C
Reviewed October 1, 2015

Love this place! A must do in Memphis. And if you can get the backstage tour of the old tunnels, you will be AMAZED!

Thank mhoward70815
Reviewed August 14, 2015

We didn't know the Railroad Museum existed! Stopped in and were glad we did. The volunteers are serious train buffs, some of them former employees of the railroads. Don't turn down a chance for a behind-the-scenes look at the cargo tunnel under the main train...More

Thank KayJay46
Reviewed July 22, 2015

Small but very nice museum. The kids (3 and 6) loved it and so did my husband. Great people running it. Friendly and helpful and love trains.

Thank CindyD2000
Reviewed May 26, 2015

While walking through the area on our way to find some coffee, we encountered a man touting a railroad museum in the old Central Station that currently houses the Amtrak station. We found it to be both educational and entertaining. Great visit for train fans,...More

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May 29, 2017|
Response from mrfleming2017 | Property representative |
Unfortunately we are closed due to construction. They are converting Central station into a Hotel. We should be open early next year
Carol S
February 2, 2016|
Response from mhoward70815 | Reviewed this property |
The museum is downstairs from the Amtrak station.
Carol S
February 2, 2016|
Response from mrfleming2017 | Property representative |
We are 1 floor below Amtrak in Central Station