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Friar Mountain Model Railroad Museum

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a great little place to take the kids.

brought the great grand kids this past weekend. they had a blast. beautifully put together G scale... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2018
baron13
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Lambertville, New Jersey
Great to see

Has a terrific model train set featuring "G" gauge trains and a foray of buildings, cars and other... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Bob O
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240 Demarest Rd, Sparta, NJ 07871-3481
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

brought the great grand kids this past weekend. they had a blast. beautifully put together G scale layout. very enthusiastic owner and a pleasure to talk to....neat artifacts on the walls. changes cars and engines on the layout for the holidays a fun place to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank baron13
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Has a terrific model train set featuring "G" gauge trains and a foray of buildings, cars and other parafanaila. Also see some George Washington history and other displays you will find interestin

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Bob O
Reviewed 8 May 2018

A good size model railroad fills most of the single room in this small museum. An ecclectic display of items from the owner's personal collection fills the surrounding walls. Take a few minutes to talk with the very friendly and informative owner.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Peter C
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The proprietor is amazing he really gets the model railroad and there are some great pieces which speak to the history of the area!

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Josef M
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

The "museum" is not devoted to trains. The Historical significance of the display has to do with local history and is limited to a wall section of the museum. The display is a large "Christmas Tree" layout. The trains simply travel around the display without...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Walter P
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This little train museums is tucked away in beautiful Sparta and is the perfect place to bring a child who appreciates trains. The owner is enthusiastic and loves to talk about the trains displays that he assembled and is so proud of. The displays were...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Morgan K
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Interesting set up for some children who would love trains. The owner can be irritating as he chirps at the kids but that is mild. Has a wavy railing he does not want you to touch or lean on. I would suggest he secures it...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Diplomatok
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Of the model train museums which we've been to (Northlandz, Choo Choo Barn, Medina, America on Wheels, Riverhead, and many model train shows), Mt. Friar is small by comparison, but looks better made. The buildings and mountain look sturdy, and well built. There's a lot...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank MEEEK
Reviewed 27 February 2016

The trains and landscape display are very impressive. Attention to detail and handmade structures are an amazing sight. It was so much fun to see the various elements come to life. Just as impressive is the interest the owner takes in each visitor - engaging...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank JimmB30
Reviewed 10 November 2015

This museum is great for children and adults. We met the creator while visiting and he is knowledgeable, a great story teller, and a wonderful host. The exhibit changes for each season and holiday. There is plenty of parking.

Date of experience: October 2015
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