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The Raymond F Ratcliffe Transportation Museum

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Great local museum!

The Ratcliffe in Pulaski has a wonderful history of Pulaski, VA; as well as an amazing railroad... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Pulaski, Virginia
via mobile
Small But Good.

Compared to other transportation museums, this pales in comparison, but it is a great... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 Commerce St, Pulaski, VA 24301-5619
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

The Ratcliffe in Pulaski has a wonderful history of Pulaski, VA; as well as an amazing railroad display, antique cars, and even a 100 year old fire truck. It’s easy to walk through & stay as long as you like, or just do a quick...More

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Reviewed May 31, 2017

Compared to other transportation museums, this pales in comparison, but it is a great museum to see. The model train display is great. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

We fell in love with this Museum in Jan 2017, so much so that we now volunteer there! It has great memories for older locals & history buffs, amazing train replicas for kids & adults alike, antique fire engines & cars, and wonderful memorabilia.

Thank KajunKate
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Wonderful place to go My little four year old loves the train models Great place to take children...

Thank zippy g
Reviewed November 4, 2016

Check out the huge model train exhibit that details Pulaski Virginia in the nineteen fifties and has photos and objects from various eras that document the railroad bringing progress to Martin's Tank that became Pulaski.

Thank Dmonday
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Nice little free museum but was expecting it to be a bit bigger from the information in travel brochures. Unfortunately the model railway was not working on the day we visited and the person that looked after it was on vacation so couldn't be fixed....More

Thank LindiSue
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Very nice folks at the desk. One lady was the daughter of Raymond Ratcliffe and a great resource for all things Pulaski. Very nice building and interesting displays. Nice train set and a couple things to keep even the very young interested.

Thank Peter H
Reviewed June 13, 2016

The town replica is much larger than I expected it to be. Built over a period of 50 years of the city in the 30's. His daughter told us that 1 building was made out of plywood the rest were made out of Kellogg cereal...More

Thank supernanax4heros
Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Took my grandchildren and they loved watching the model train layout, playing in the train yard house, and even got to sound the siren on the antique fire engine.

Thank HokieDuo
Reviewed August 27, 2015

I am a hometown boy and have volunteered at the "Ratcliffe" as we locals call it. The museum has something for everyone who enjoys both history and railroads. The Brockmeyer model train display is a must see exhibition. The late Dr. Brockmeyer spent decades building...More

1  Thank Robert G
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October 6, 2018|
Response from KajunKate | Reviewed this property |
There is no cost to visit this museum. They have a donation jar if you wish to donate. An annual membership is (I think) $25, and gives you a 10% discount on purchases.