The Danbury Railway Museum is is where history comes to life! It's even located in the historic station and rail yard in downtown Danbury, Connecticut, so already the stories of yesteryear are all around you.
During your day at this charming museum, kids can not only learn all about the fascinating railroad history, but the family can enjoy tours, and yes even train rides!
Your admission gets your into the exhibits, as well as a tour of their 6 acre Railyard with over 70 pieces of historic railroad equipment and artifacts!
Kids will love seeing the collection of original and restored rolling stock, and opportunities for hands-on railroad work at "12 inches to the foot" scale.
Then, on weekends from April to November you can enjoy a fun train ride in real life, where the whole family can chug along on this fun activity surrounded by very cool vintage locomotives.
There are big trains and little trails to delight visitors of all ages! Not all of the exhibits are "hands-off" either, so kids can enjoy an interactive experience at the Danbury Railway Museum.
So why not choo choo choose the Danbury Railway Museum for your next family day out. It's railroad fun for all!
$7. The train ride is extra (when available)
Free for members.
Check out the fun feature events they host across the year, as you can meet the Easter Bunny, check out the Pumpkin Patch, say hi to Santa on the trail and enjoy Railway Day, to name a few!
The Danbury Railway Museum has space for hosting birthday parties. Parties include admission to the attractions in the Museum building and railyard and train ride when available so why not check it out!
Their Gift Shop stocks over 600 different items, including Thomas the Tank items, clothing, puzzles, and a huge assortment of other railroad items for fans of all ages.
Just give them a call to check on the accessibility of the museum and trains
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Summer (June to Aug) 12pm - 4pm Sun / 10am - 4pm weekdays / 10am - 5pm Sat. Rest of year: 12pm - 4pm Sun / 10am - 4pm Wed to Sat
Closed New Years Day, MLK Day, Presidents Day, Easter, July 4th, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day
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