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Danbury Railway Museum, Danbury

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
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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  • Visiting the museum your met by someone who should be in a museum but very friendly and full of knowledge. Your allowed to walk the museum freely as well as the trains outside no supervision you can c...  read more »
  • A wonderful railway museum with model railroads, memorabilia and knowledgeable guides. Train rides are available in the rail yard with full size cars and engines on display and some accessible to expl...  read more »
  • As the initial Treasurer, I am biased, but this is a good place to spend some time for those interested in railroads. Like the New Haven, the New York Central, and their successors. Models, pictures, ...  read more »
  • Wow what a hidden gem. I recently had the opportunity to chaperone kids on their school trip to the DRM. I am a full blown rail fan and yet never thought to visit this museum. I was so impressed with the huge inventory of railroad antiques, rolling stock, and the dedicated members. The grounds are wonderful and the ride on the turntable is a must. Such a great piece of history and so thankful it has been preserved for others to experience.
  • What an awesome place for little kids.... My 2 year old and my 4 year old could had spend all day there, happy as they can be. Totally recommended. We will be back soon
  • We've had a family membership for the past 4 years and it has been great. The boys and I never tire of coming to the museum which has not only a wonderful indoor display area, but also what is the greatest collection of engines and cars of all kinds stored out in the yard. There are great special events and the staff are kind and happy to share their knowledge.
  • Great place for kids. Train ride was awesome but very short
  • Awesome little place to take kids. They can even ride an actual train
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