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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  • Many years ago my cousin had a birthday party for her young son. It was awesome! Even for an adult, there were so many photographs and interesting displays. I think the highlight was a ride on a train...  more »
  • We take the grandkids for all their events. Recently we signed up to operate a real locomotive and had a great time. Very good museum with many displays and a great gift shop. Fun for all and if you h...  more »
  • This little museum does a good job of imparting the history and importance of the railway systems in America through the experiences of the Danbury line. It has some fun exhibits that are hands on for...  more »
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  • Great staff, knowledge and kind. Very affordable tickets and the opportunity to learn more
  • 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

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