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Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum

406 Park Ave SE, Aiken, SC 29801-4510
+1 803-293-7846
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Great exhibit!

Great little trip for our toddler grandson. This free Exhibit was visible to him and he loved... read more

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Reviewed 28 July 2017
acenurse
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Aiken, South Carolina
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Don't miss! The Aiken Museum and Tour. The once a week tour was 2 hours and packed with city... read more

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Reviewed 17 July 2017
billybobb11
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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The Visitors Center, located on the first floor of the rebuilt Aiken Railroad Depot, can assist you with any questions you may have, contains maps and brochures of the area, a calendar of events and more. The Train Museum, located on the second floor, has nine dioramas that depict the towns, as they were in 1916, along the South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company right of way. This railroad became the first designed steam powered commercial railroad in the US and the longest railroad in the world. These dioramas are done in the familiar HO scale and are complimented by interactive displays depicting railroad history. The Aiken Trolley Tour also departs from this location every Saturday at 10 am. Private trolley tours for groups of 15 or more may be available upon request.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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406 Park Ave SE, Aiken, SC 29801-4510
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Great little trip for our toddler grandson. This free Exhibit was visible to him and he loved watching the little train move through the city dioramas. We will go back on one of the live music days.

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MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Kids of all ages enjoy watching the train!

Reviewed 17 July 2017

Don't miss! The Aiken Museum and Tour. The once a week tour was 2 hours and packed with city history including personal stories.

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MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Glad you enjoyed the tour!

Reviewed 16 July 2017

Great place with interesting review of Aiken history. I will definitely bring future family visiting back to this location to learn more about Aiken. I did enjoy the band playing out front when we visited.

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MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

We have live music every Saturday!

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Very interesting...the train gave Aiken a reputation. Rich and famous people came from the the NE in the winter to visit and the train was the best mode of travel. Even President Roosevelt came to Aiken as well as others such as Bing Crosby, etc.

Thank IrvingCollege
MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

The tour is a great way to learn about Aiken's history!

Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

I lived in Aiken for 18 years and have frequently returned, as part of my family still resides there. We finally toured the facility after all these years and it did not disappoint. Very lovely electric train model, interactive stations, and well written learning panels...More

Thank RKeith74
MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thank you for your review. Glad you had a great visit!

Reviewed 16 June 2017

It is a starting point to the unique city of Aiken, SC. The inside of the train station was unbelievable restored with wood beams and a large spiral staircase. There was alot of information about what you could do and see while visiting the area....More

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MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Our volunteers enjoy what they do!

Reviewed 16 June 2017

THE place to get a ton of information about Aiken, including things to do, sights to see, food to eat, shops to wander, and important tips on how to drive around here. Aiken has some peculiar traffic maneuvers and it's good to understand them---it was...More

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MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Glad we could assist you! The general rule for driving around downtown is circle go, square no.

Reviewed 10 June 2017

The Aiken visitors center and train museum is quite nice. It is new (rebuilt within the last 10 years) and clean. Upstairs there is a very well done set of dioramas depicting the towns along the railroad.

Thank TooOldtoRun
MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 26 May 2017

Met my father in Aiken to show him my farm and the town. We both learned an awful lot about the Southerners that founded the town and the rich Northerners that spent the winters in Aiken and helped make it what it is today. We...More

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MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

We're glad you are here! Many people wind up moving to Aiken after they visit.

Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is a two part experience. The old station is the visitors center/museum. Downstairs is the waiting room for the tour bus (trolley). Nicely preserved. Upstaits balcony has a small gauge train running around the circomfrence. It travels through diaramas of the cities and towns...More

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MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Wow! You could be one of our tour guides.

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6 August 2016|
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Response from Juan L | Reviewed this property |
Go to visitaikensc website and do slash calendar/event/aiken_historic_tour for information about buying tickets for the tour.
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MamaBean14
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Response from Connie S | Reviewed this property |
Museum is free, but they will gladly accept any donation and there is a gift shop.
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