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C & O Railway Heritage Center

705 Main St, Clifton Forge, VA 24422-1761
+1 540-862-8653
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Wonderful experience!!

Very nice facility! Great gift shop, wonderfully knowledgable personnel, excellent museum and some... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Culpeper, Virginia
A really good museum

This museum, though not expansive, is thorough and extensive. Save time to read all the plaques in... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Chip T
Tappahannock, Virginia, USA
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“steam engine” (6 reviews)
“dining car” (10 reviews)
“mini train” (3 reviews)
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705 Main St, Clifton Forge, VA 24422-1761
+1 540-862-8653
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice facility! Great gift shop, wonderfully knowledgable personnel, excellent museum and some nicely restored rail cars. There is even a mini-train that we rode around on! Great family fun!

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

This museum, though not expansive, is thorough and extensive. Save time to read all the plaques in the museum and the visits to the rolling stock are icing on the cake. You can walk trough and relish a real caboose!

Thank Chip T
Reviewed 8 June 2017

If you're keen on railways and vintage carriages, this is the place for you. You can climb into the cab of an old steam engine, then see the interior of the C & O Presidential dining-car, an old saloon carriage plus two cabooses. There's also...More

Thank HappyBurtononTrent
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this museum as we were driving home from a Virginia trip. Walking through cars furnished with 1940s decor reminded us of how luxurious railway travel in the US once was. Mid-20th century engines were huge, far bigger than you sense from looking...More

Thank Heather L
Reviewed 2 May 2017

I had been to the old "museum" at the C&OHS headquarters and the additions are nice. It's a bit sad to see the disrepair of some of the cars, but the 614 looks great and the docent in the cab knows his steam locomotive stuff....More

Thank GrandpaGene
Reviewed 1 April 2017

It was very cold the day we were there, but the staff was very helpful and friendly. A nice comfortable gift shop. The museum is very well laid out. It is small, but still plenty to see. On warmer days they have garden trains that...More

Thank fishdog43
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We forget, don't we? We forget that there was a time without computers, cars, airplanes, interstates or instant communication. It wasn't that long ago. Back then, the toil of people made the world work. They built railroads, bridges, and trains. Blasted away mountains in the...More

Thank Visit-upstate-NY
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great spot for anyone who likes trains or railroading. Kids and train lovers of all ages will love this place. Gift shop has just about anything you can think of with a train on it, or a cat (Chessie the Cat was the symbol for...More

Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

You have to pay a price to go through the museum and we paid for the kids to ride the little train that goes around. The kids enjoyed the rides and climbing on the trains For adults the stories told by the staff were very...More

Thank kcpacs
Reviewed 2 November 2016

My favorite part of the museum visit was being able to go inside the train cars and locomotives. The Greenbrier dining car was lovely, and made me long for the charm of years-ago railroad travel. Be sure to ask the super-friendly staff to turn on...More

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18 April 2017|
Response from fishdog43 | Reviewed this property |
It is on the opposite end of town, but I believe it could be walked without too much trouble. Main street is well put together, and the total distance would probably be a mile each way.