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Danbury Railway Museum, Danbury

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The Danbury Railway Museum is a non-profit organization staffed solely by volunteers. The Museum, located in the historic station and rail yard in downtown Danbury, Connecticut, offers railroad history, tours, train rides, a collection of original and restored rolling stock, and opportunities for hands-on railroad work at "12 inches to the foot" scale.
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  • Enjoy an interesting museum and learn some history of the area. Only $6 and parking on site right on the side of museum, nice displays and several train sets with displays of town and surrounding buil...  more »
  • What a fun adventure! The museum has all stuff from the past on the railroad to look at. There are interactive displays and a kids play area to use while you wait to board a train ride. The train take...  more »
  • The railway museum in Danbury really appealed to my 3 year old. It had a play area where he could be hands on with toy trains and tracks. He also loved pushing the buttons to watch the model trains go...  more »
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  • Awesome experience. Great place to take your kid's on a way-back train experience
  • A great museum. I really liked the displays and history and model railroad that are inside the building. The train yard could be a little more inviting, but still very interested. Well worth the price of admission overall.
  • It's not the most impressive museum but for the price it's a great place to go. My 2 year old loved it here. Toy trains to play with, very detailed model train setups and since we were the only ones there midweek in the morning we got a private tour of the railyard.
  • Amazing!!! As a railroad fan I love this place. Metro north Parks their trains right by the platform. (Mncr is great) They have great rides with locomotives Like alco rs1 and ge 44 ton switcher. It's rare but the housatonic railroad also runs by the museum. (I've only seen it once) The layouts are great I especially like the nscale layout showing of drm. My only complaint with the layouts are that the o scale doesn't have much detail but if a non railroad fan like myself sees it it wouldn't be a problem and I didn't really care to be honest. They have a functioning turn table that Rotates locomotives. The yard with locomotives and rolling stock is amazing. One of a kind in my opinion. The information comes from real railroaders. An amazing place to take people of all ages I highly recommend it. 10/10
  • If you haven't visited the Danbury Railway museum yet, you haven't lived! The museum has come a long way over the years, and it's better than ever! What really make this museum stand out are the people. The people who run and care for this place are some of the hardest working people I've ever met, and have a true passion for preservation of these historic trains. Many if not all of them once worked or, still currently work for the railroad system and volunteer their time come and make this museum one of the best train museums I've been to in some time. It even rivals some Pennsylvania rail yards that are very large but don't offer the kind of experience quite like this one. It'll take you all day to see everything that they have. I highly recommend this place!