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Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum

326 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434-4447
+1 757-923-4750
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Nice museum that won't take long to get through.

My children would always request a weekend visit to this great little museum tucked away in... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
John F
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Suffolk, Virginia
Suffolk station

This building has been well taken care of (or very good repairs!) Very nice display, very... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Barbara O
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Richmond
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Our museum contains a collection of items from the Seaboard Airline Railroad, the Virginian Railway, the Norfolk and Western Railroad, and the Atlantic and Danville Railroad. Items include bells from steam locomotives, a light from a steam locomotive tender, cast iron and concrete signs, railroad lanterns, railroad tools, as well as a nice collection of smaller items. The Station is a Queen Anne style building reminiscent of the Victorian age. It has an interesting tower with a beautiful, walnut, spiral staircase. Many original features were saved and restored such as the doors, windows, coffered ceiling, fireplace and porch. The most special part of the building is the HO scale model of Suffolk, circa 1907, that was built by the Tidewater Division of the National Model Railroad Association. Two of the scratch built model buildings won first place in the National Competition for that group. There is more than a mile of electrical wiring underneath the model and the line depicted is the Suffolk and Carolina RR.
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Hours Today: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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326 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434-4447
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

My children would always request a weekend visit to this great little museum tucked away in downtown Suffolk. Learn about what Suffolk looked like in the past and the railroad system.

Thank John F
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

This building has been well taken care of (or very good repairs!) Very nice display, very informative with a play room for little ones. You can even walk up into the tower.

Thank Barbara O
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

My sister and her children were in town and we wanted to take a day for a little sightseeing. Suffolk is an unexplored area for us so we loaded up the cars and headed into town. Due to timing this was our first stop before...More

Thank Larry F
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Its not very big but its just right for a one or two hour break for our kids. We live in Suffolk and stop by here every couple of months. The kids always enjoy the trains!!!

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Reviewed September 3, 2017

knowledgeable in area train system. detailed model of old train system. small gift shop. some hands on trains

Thank simmonsmp
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

Fun place to visit while in town. We live in NC, but drive through Suffolk on a regular basis and enjoy stopping in here when they are open. When they are not, we stop by and look for Geocaches and there is one that we...More

Thank Terry428
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Reviewed June 4, 2017

Charming refurbished passenger station for the Seaboard and Roanoke RR. Saved from the wrecking ball by forward thinking historical society. A treasure in it's historic significance as a rail passenger station in the segregated South. And even more of a gem in the operating HO...More

Thank Wondosi327
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Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

This is a quint little railroad station of the past. The person in attendance was very helpful and informative of the history and culture of the Railroad Station. I enjoyed the model railroad display of the town of Suffolk and the historic items on display...More

Thank Jk3750
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Reviewed May 4, 2017

This restored 1885 train station tells the history of the Seaboard & Roanoke RR and displays RR artifacts from days gone by. Preschool kids love the play area inside. Kids and adults of all ages marvel at the extensive and detailed model RR display of...More

Thank JCKimmer
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

What a fun piece of Suffolk history! This old station and the volunteers who man it are something you will not want to miss! The gift shop is fun and affordable, the train models are a lot of fun for the kids, and most of...More

Thank Hiattville
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