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The Railroad Museum of Virginia

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Whole family enjoyed visit!

I concur with the other reviews - worth the stop! - great curators: they're knowledgeable about the... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2018
RobynH1291
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Great small museum for any rail enthusiasts. This museum has displays and artifacts of different... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
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A 1910 4-8-0 locomotive, coal tender, mail cars, dining car & caboose make up this specially museum pertaining to steam trains & railroad history. Fun for ALL ages!
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Wythe Street & Harbor Center Way, Portsmouth, VA 23704
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

I concur with the other reviews - worth the stop! - great curators: they're knowledgeable about the train and it's artifacts and go out of their way to take care of you on your visit. Their passion is contagious! - all of the museum is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

Great small museum for any rail enthusiasts. This museum has displays and artifacts of different railroads!!

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a train museum to bring our son to during our vacation & found this online. What we didn't realize was the museum was an actual train! Our son is a train enthusiast & loved going into all the cars, the engine...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Andrea M
Reviewed June 24, 2018

This is an actual locomotive that you can tour and the staff is very engaged and they allowed us to take photos and climb all over the train. Climbing up to the engine is not totally accessible to all but you can see into the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Michael and Dianne were amazing. Michael walked us through the museum and taught us all about it. Definitely recommend it!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Diana P
dianne j, Curator at The Railroad Museum of Virginia, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

We had such a good time meeting you both....how fun...2 Michael's & 2 Diana's. Come back & see us anytime.

Reviewed December 15, 2017

The Railroad Museum of Virginia is a must see! Although unsuspecting from the outside, the inside is filled with hidden historic treasures revealing the unique rail history of Virginia. Dianne and her husband were exceptionally helpful and friendly, making the time especially enjoyable. After opening...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Bethany V
dianne j, Curator at The Railroad Museum of Virginia, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2017

We loved meeting you & your photo crew. We are looking forward to seeing the end results of your morning at the museum.

Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

Awesome visit! Folks were friendly and knowledgeable! My two-year old grandson loved it!! A must see if you’re a train lover!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Gail F
dianne j, Curator at The Railroad Museum of Virginia, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2017

Thank you for visiting us. It was so much fun meeting you & playing with your grandson. Come back & see us in the new year.

Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

This museum is on the actual train! It is continually being restored by donations. It is not only fun for small kids but keeps the adults attention with railroad history.

Date of experience: November 2017
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dianne j, Curator at The Railroad Museum of Virginia, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2017

Thank you for visiting with us & come see us this spring for our Hobo Jamboree. We'll announce when on our Facebook page.

Reviewed November 9, 2017

This is a must see for any visitor to Portsmouth, Virginia, the city where "rails meet sails". The museum includes a steam locomotive display, passenger cars and a caboose, plus many historical artifact of interest to rail historians as well as the casual visitor.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Verna K
dianne j, Curator at The Railroad Museum of Virginia, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2017

Thank you for coming to check out our museum. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed October 26, 2017

If you love trains or traveling by train, this is a must see. In town on business and we called the museum to see if they were open. Curator says no, they were closed. After hanging up we got a return call from the museum...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mike A
dianne j, Curator at The Railroad Museum of Virginia, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2017

Thank you for coming to see our train. We were very glad to show you around.

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