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Danbury Railway Museum, Danbury

(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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  • My boyfriend has an obsession with trains and was ecstatic to see there was a railway museum so close! We went on a really cold and windy day but we had so much fun! There's an indoor portion with coo...  more »
  • Love to ride the train it was amazing thank you so much for such a great experience. Great for families couples maybe ust buy yourself, anyway you go it was a great  more »
  • I'm not into trains but this was a fun experience, especially with two young kids. Riding the train and getting to explore the interiors of others was cool. The volunteers obviously love what they do.  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Great place for kids. Train ride was awesome but very short
  • 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.