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Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum Fall River

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Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum
2 Water Street
Fall River
MA
02720
Tel: 508-674-9340

Directions

They are located in a rail yard directly across from the entrance to the Battleship Massachusetts.

Where are we going today?

If you just LOVE trains, then you might want to visit this Fall River railroad museum - which is located in a REAL active railroad yard!

The Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum and it's collection can tell you all about the rich history of railroading within the Fall River area, and many of the displays are actually located in four unique railroad cars!

Now THAT is a railroad museum!

You start exploring history through railroad items from 1843, and then make your way right through to the present day. They have a display of model trains, as well as an operating "n" scale train layout.

Kids will also get a kick out of stepping into their caboose on display. They can sit in the actual seats, or even lie in a conductors bunk and just imagine what like would have been like as a railroad man!

Get those conductor hats ready!

The Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum really know what kids love, which is why they also have a train related play room, and parents can look at all of the fascinating items on display as they play!

Don't miss the video theater inside of the rare New Haven Railroad boxcar, where you can watch railroad videos.

Make sure you keep an eye on the fun events they hold throughout the year, including July 4th celebrations and spooky happenings around Halloween!

Choo Choo...all aboard!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$3
  • Children$1.50 (Ages 5 to 12)
  • Free Under: 5 years
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

12pm - 3pm weekends only

May to mid-September

Teachers corner

Give them a call to discuss bringing the students to the museum - a great day out!.

I'm Hungry!

No food or drink in museum railroad cars. There are picnic areas that you can enjoy your own food, but make sure you don't take them into the cars itself..

Healthy Eating!

Make sure you have plenty of water and healthy snacks during your lunch so that energy will last longer!.

Any Top Tips?

If you want to support the museum, why not become a member? .

Doing our bit

They have a fun, non-profit, historical and educational museum dedicated to preserving the railroading of the Fall River and New England. A worthy cause! Volunteers also help as staff.

Need a little extra help?

Speak to staff when you arrive about where you can visit within the museum if you have a special needs.

Can I get one of those?

There is a small gift shop where you can pick up some fun educational items, as well as gifts!.

More information

Before the season, they have the whole year's events up on their website, so check it out and see what needs to go in your diary!.

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