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South Carolina Railroad Museum

110 Industrial Park Rd, Winnsboro, SC 29180-9113
+1 803-635-9893
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Really enjoyed the day at the SC Railroad Museum

For the last year plus, I have driven by Interstate exits pointing to the SC Railroad Museum, but... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Leesville, South Carolina
via mobile
Great nostalgic train ride!

My family attended a train ride with naturalist Rudy Mancke. It was a wonderful experience. The... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
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A popular museum established 28 years ago that offers visitors rides on the Rockton & Rion Railway.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“train ride” (20 reviews)
“open air car” (7 reviews)
“easter bunny” (4 reviews)
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110 Industrial Park Rd, Winnsboro, SC 29180-9113
+1 803-635-9893
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Reviewed 12 June 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

Thank RRphotos
Reviewed 7 May 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

Thank CarolinaConclave
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We took our grandkids for the Easter Eggspress train. Fun ride for kids, lots of activities at the stop and they got to meet the easter bunny. Not too long for short attention spans. Museum is small but nicely housed in an old train. Not...More

Thank klittle59
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

My family and I went to the South Carolina Railroad Museum and took the train ride. It was a comfortable slow ride on a nice day. When we arrived at our stop there was plenty of activities for our youngest son. He got to have...More

Thank Sjdara
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Give the kids a different type of adventure and entertainment. They actually got a chance to ride one!

Thank Henry F
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This train ride was a huge disappointment. They must have a really good marketing team because all times were sold out. My sister and I took my niece. I was skeptical about the "scenic" train ride since it is out of Winsboro but thought it...More

1  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Nice museum with a gallery and few old cars such as sleepers, mail car. A small gift shop.Free entry. Nice for kids. Very large parking.

Thank Maravalj
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We went by on a Thursday afternoon, and was disappointed that they were only open on Saturdays. Still, they have a lot of rolling stock that is on the grounds, so we were able to take pictures. Liked what we got to see.

Thank fishdog43
Reviewed 17 July 2016 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...More

Thank Tealeafperfection
Reviewed 17 July 2016

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...More

Thank Dale B
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16 June 2017|
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Response from Sjdara | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but I think it might be only weekends that they are open.
Lynn S
17 November 2016|
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Response from Maravalj | Reviewed this property |
It is free most of the time. But they charge for specific event like Halloween party.