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Florida Railroad Museum

12210 83rd St E, Parrish, FL 34219-2012
+1 941-776-0906
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Worth the trip!

We thoroughly enjoyed the WWII reenactment. Lots of fun! The enactors stayed in character... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kathy S
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Kissimmee, Florida
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WWII train event

This is a once a weekend part of WWII history reenacted. German soldiers, Paris resistance... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Irene O
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Orlando, Florida
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Founded in 1981, the Florida Railroad Museum's mission is to acquire, preserve and operate historic examples of Florida's railroad history. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM, year-round. Diesel train excursions operate on Saturdays and Sundays only, departing at 11 AM and 2 PM. Special events are scheduled throughout the year featuring themed train rides. Some events have different operating schedules, so please call or check our website before your visit.
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12210 83rd St E, Parrish, FL 34219-2012
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the WWII reenactment. Lots of fun! The enactors stayed in character throughout the trip. There is as even a mock execution for French Resistance which was interrupted by the allies.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a once a weekend part of WWII history reenacted. German soldiers, Paris resistance fighters and American GIs all play the part to make you, the customer, feel like you're in WWII. They act the parts from you getting your travel papers stamped by...More

Thank Irene O
Glenn M, General Manager at Florida Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Irene, Thanks for coming out, we are pleased you enjoyed the von Kessinger's Express. A lot of planning is put into the WWII event. Our goal is to make the guests feel like they are in fact in WWII, part of the action. Check out...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was very relaxing, and informative. Different cars, and the kids had to try them all. Im sure the re=enactments are awesome.

Thank cherwake
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to take the family. Definitely reminds you of a day gone by! Special events here are great family fun and we enjoying going to all we can.More

Thank dhuntersb
Glenn M, General Manager at Florida Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

dhuntersb, Thanks for being a FAN of the museum. We try to please everyone and we are happy you are pleased with the museum. Be sure to like us on Facebook for all the news and information about events. Are you a member? You can...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was absolutely awesome. Hay bail maze and hay rides. Food vendor with some really decent food. Games for the kids and a free pumpkin to choose and plenty of room to roam. They do different themed activities also. Will certainly bring our grandson again....More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For those that love trains like me, it's like unforgettable. After a short instructions given by an engineer, you will conduct the locomotive BY YOURSELF. Accelerating, breaking before the curves, braking, putting in reverse and everything else. I never thought I'd have such an experience...More

Thank Jaime R
Glenn M, General Manager at Florida Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for coming out and experiencing our Locomotive Rental Program. The museum and it's members are please you enjoyed the experience.

Reviewed 7 September 2017

The train runs twice most Saturdays and Sundays (11:00 and 2:00) but call in advance to verify. All staff were very pleasant and seemed to enjoy their roles. The train is interesting, in that there are open-air cars and also enclosed, air-conditioned cars. We opted...More

Thank J_Taylor_Tampa
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We took the ride with two small children and we all loved it! It's an hour and a half ride with one brief stop at Willow Florida. You choose whether to ride in an open-window coach or in a closed, air-conditioned, one. We went in...More

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Volunteer-based community museums are as good as it gets, and Florida Railroad Museum is right up there. This place has been "on my list" for quite a long time, but it wasn't until this week when I have a train buff friend visiting that we...More

Thank OrlandoRick
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

There isn't anyplace like this around this part of Fl. Great experience with specialty runs thru out the year. Cowboy robbery...Ww2 reenactors ...Santa Claus...Halloween..fun for allMore

Thank trainman72017
Glenn M, General Manager at Florida Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

trainman72017, Thanks for coming out to the Florida Railroad Museum. We at the museum are pleased you enjoyed your visit. Come back anytime.... Be kept up to date on special events and happens at the museum, like us on Facebook and/or join our email list...More

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TravelingWithPaper
26 August 2017|
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Response from Glenn M | Property representative |
Sorry for the late reply. The museum does not allow outside food and drinks onboard the train. There is a small snack bar with water and soda plus snacks such as chips.
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Lcrispin82
18 December 2016|
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Response from Glenn M | Property representative |
Not all children do, but they certainly can.
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Bobbie Jo D
13 February 2016|
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Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
Can't answer for sure, I'd contact them direct for clarity.
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