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Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum

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Address: 1920 Paradise Dr, Tiburon, CA 94920-1954
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+1 415-435-1853
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Great Place to see sunset

I liked this place. Super nice and have great views. Perfect place to bring dog for walk too. Relaxing and enjoying the sun and beautiful views at the same time

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 September 2016
Tina B
United States
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United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I liked this place. Super nice and have great views. Perfect place to bring dog for walk too. Relaxing and enjoying the sun and beautiful views at the same time

Thank Tina B
Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I recently reviewed the SFMOMO.This is tiny in comparison but better!At least it knows what its there for.If you visit Tiburon by ferry from SF for a day out this little museum is worth the time.Original artefacts and nice and well informed volunteer staff.Its free but I made a donation but no pressure to contribute if you don't want to.... More 

Thank Alan H
Newark, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We spent a few hours at the wharf and the museum park. Tiburon is a really nice place to go visit. While you can see the San Francisco city skyline, it feels like a thousand miles away. There are nice shops and restaurants scattered through the city and everything is walkable. We had a good time visiting the city and... More 

Thank Michael P
Fair Oaks, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is my favorite type of museum, in situ and with a docent who knows everything about everything in the museum, plus a model train setup of the actual location. Plus it overlooks the Bay! We showed up because after Angel Island, we noticed a small gray house and were intrigued. Come to find out it was the museum. It's... More 

Thank kcdenman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

I was very impressed with this Tiburon Museum! I was worried my kids would not be as interested in the railroad museum, however they ended up really enjoying it. They were engaged as they examined the models and watched the tiny trains move through the small buildings. The history of Tiburon and Belvedere is fascinating and the Museum takes a... More 

Thank Laura C
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

My boys and I walked along the bike path and noticed the museum less than 200 yards from the ferry plaza. Real easy to access and we were delighted with what we saw. Personally, I was amazed at how much the sleepy rail town had grown into a beautiful destination point. The kids loved to watch the head docent move... More 

Thank Frenchpope101
Mazatlan, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

This little museum is like a time machine, transporting you into a time when Tiburon was the terminus for the Northwest Pacific Railroad. The highlight is the working scale model of the Town of Tiburon in the 1930s with working model trains. The level of detail and historical accuracy is amazing. Even as a resident of Tiburon, it pays to... More 

Thank Bernie P
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

Phil Cassou and his team spent over 17 years building a finely detailed model of the Making of Tiburon by the Railroad that brought commerce to our land-locked Marin County until the railroad spurred the creation of the Golden Gate Bridge in the 30's. The original home of the creator of the railroad & his family is faithfully re-created down... More 

Thank Healthy94920
Goa, India
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183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

It does have a lot of history behind it, but one can visit if happen to pass that side.Or else ok to miss

Thank Vishu008
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352 reviews
208 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

We just took a stroll that side, it was too late to check the museum. The location is amazing. The views also very nice

Thank SVC17

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