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Madison Railroad Station Museum

615 W 1st St, Madison, IN 47250-3731
+1 812-265-2335
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Awesome and informative little museum

They were actually closed on Monday (when we went by) but some of the staff was around and let us... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
jmcpher3
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Louisville, Kentucky
tourist..

Underground was a wonderful experience...the elderly gentlemen that told us all about the railroad... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
katherinemV9931JD
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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The Madison Railroad Station museum is part of the History Center Campus which includes a local history museum and a restored caboose. The station museum is in the renovated station that was erected on the site in 1895. Much original equipment is still in the museum along with numerous interpretive displays that provide a very good feel for the construction of the railroad itself as well as how it interacted with the city.
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  • Average17%
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615 W 1st St, Madison, IN 47250-3731
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+1 812-265-2335
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

They were actually closed on Monday (when we went by) but some of the staff was around and let us in - it is fascinating look into the role that railroads played in Madison's history, and window into what the town must have been like...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Underground was a wonderful experience...the elderly gentlemen that told us all about the railroad and the tunnels from some of mansions. Would go back in a heart beat

1  Thank katherinemV9931JD
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

As fate would have it a generous donation by an anonymous source makes this free until the end of 2017. It’s small but has a few interesting artifacts about the railroad in Jefferson County plus a restored caboose that you can enter. It should only...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is a restored railroad station that sits on West First Street. The History Museum is behind it & a restored caboose is to the West of it. The admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Very nice displays. Someone knew what they were doing!...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Great pictures! This is definitely a local museum, but very well done and you'll learn a lot. If you are mobility-challenged, this will be a good place for a visit.

Thank Silrad
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Ronald R, Guest Relations Manager at Madison Railroad Station Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you for your nice comments. We are a local museum funded entirely through donations, but we keep working on improvements. Please come back again if you can. Maybe we'll have some new exhibits.

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Great historian showing where the station was located, how it was used and when it was in operation. The flood of 1937 wiped it out and he shared how high up the flood waters came into the town of Madison. He was a delight and...More

Thank ggerskine
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Ronald R, Guest Relations Manager at Madison Railroad Station Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thank you for your positive review. We're very happy you enjoyed your visit. Please come back again.

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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The Railroad Museum is fun. Make sure you get the extra pass to see the caboose and the outer building. They both have extras to offer. The main museum offers so much about Madison and Jefferson County's past. I enjoyed walking around and seeing all...More

Thank Kathy A
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

The limited coverage of the railroad history in Madison was very informative and concise. Great for a brief overview.

Thank AnnMooreColumbusIN
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

Interesting facts about the railroad in Madison. Especially interesting was the history of the Madison Incline - a very steep grade track which was the only way for trains to get in or out of Madison. The Incline is still in Madison and can be...More

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

This museum was small but reasonably priced. I loved the old red caboose outside. I love trains and railroad history. This museum is worth a quick visit.

1  Thank Heather M
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Galen M
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Response from Ronald R | Property representative |
The Railroad Station Museum is part of the History Center Campus which includes the main History Museum as well as a restored caboose. For 2017 the admission to all the museums at the History Center is free. There are spaces... More
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