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Address: 326 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434-4447
Phone Number:
+1 757-923-4750
Today
10:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description:

Our museum contains a collection of items from the Seaboard Airline...

Our museum contains a collection of items from the Seaboard Airline Railroad, the Virginian Railway, the Norfolk and Western Railroad, and the Atlantic and Danville Railroad. Items include bells from steam locomotives, a light from a steam locomotive tender, cast iron and concrete signs, railroad lanterns, railroad tools, as well as a nice collection of smaller items. The Station is a Queen Anne style building reminiscent of the Victorian age. It has an interesting tower with a beautiful, walnut, spiral staircase. Many original features were saved and restored such as the doors, windows, coffered ceiling, fireplace and porch. The most special part of the building is the HO scale model of Suffolk, circa 1907, that was built by the Tidewater Division of the National Model Railroad Association. Two of the scratch built model buildings won first place in the National Competition for that group. There is more than a mile of electrical wiring underneath the model and the line depicted is the Suffolk and Carolina RR.

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Quant little bit of history

Visited with Grandson and his family. The kids loved this place. They have trains setup and an entire city. This was a nice little stop for the kids and my wife and I as well... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Phil_and_Sandy_2008
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Vista, California
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Vista, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with Grandson and his family. The kids loved this place. They have trains setup and an entire city. This was a nice little stop for the kids and my wife and I as well. If you love history you have to stop here.

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

While visiting Suffolk, VA researching my ancestors I stopped by the Suffolk Railroad Museum and I was glad I did. Demi Naylor was very helpful giving me directions to areas I was looking to visit. The museum was a very good place to find some information of the Suffolk area history and the miniature trains were very nice. I had... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The staff is amazing. The models tell the history of Suffolk and the train table is a must! The caboose is a little hard to get in, but it sure was fun taking my child in there.

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Thank Jeff R
Suffolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My grands, 11 and 9, loved the train station museum. There's a to scale town with the train running. It is quite grand. The docents can answer any questions you might ask. There's also a great view from the top floor as well.

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Thank Patricia M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Stopped by after lunch in Suffolk to see the railroad-related museum. Good fun for anyone who like railroads or is interested in the history of Suffolk, VA. They do an excellent job meshing Suffolk history with the railroad. Staff is enthusiastic and spent time giving us a tour and showing the two young boys in our party, the HO-scale railroad... More 

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Thank RGK51
Suffolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Great place to meet new friends and learn about this very special railroad station and it's importance over the years. Soon Special interest readings from children's books are scheduled. Children of all ages love trains and to be read to... I am looking forward to this added attraction and have invited the wee folk in my family to join me..

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Thank FrancesAnne12
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

A family trip to learn more about the trains in our local area. Staff is informative, knowledgable and helpful.

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Surry, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I had been here before, but thought I would put it to the real test - my 5 year-old grandson! This was a multi-generational visit and we all loved it. This particular 5 year-old doesn't have a long attention span, but he was mesmerized by the model train and could have watched it much longer. He also enjoyed playing with... More 

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Thank Pat B
Suffolk, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

The museum curator, Demi, was extremely polite, knowledgable and friendly. The museum is child friendly and a very exciting place for our 20 month old grandson. I would recommend it for railroad enthusiasts as well.

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is a small but fully packed train station building. There is a detailed, working miniature train layout inside along with old railroad photos and memorabilia. You can climb up to the second floor via a beautiful staircase to view the track (which is still active with freight trains). There is a gift shop and restrooms. They have one rail... More 

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