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C & O Railway Heritage Center

705 Main St, Clifton Forge, VA 24422-1761
+1 540-862-8653
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Even on a cold day, plenty of history to keep you busy.

It was very cold the day we were there, but the staff was very helpful and friendly. A nice... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
fishdog43
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Hillsville, Virginia
A hands-on throwback, and a reminder of our nation's ingenuity and of human perseverance

We forget, don't we? We forget that there was a time without computers, cars, airplanes... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Visit-upstate-NY
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Rochester NY
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705 Main St, Clifton Forge, VA 24422-1761
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

It was very cold the day we were there, but the staff was very helpful and friendly. A nice comfortable gift shop. The museum is very well laid out. It is small, but still plenty to see. On warmer days they have garden trains that...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We forget, don't we? We forget that there was a time without computers, cars, airplanes, interstates or instant communication. It wasn't that long ago. Back then, the toil of people made the world work. They built railroads, bridges, and trains. Blasted away mountains in the...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great spot for anyone who likes trains or railroading. Kids and train lovers of all ages will love this place. Gift shop has just about anything you can think of with a train on it, or a cat (Chessie the Cat was the symbol for...More

Thank Rebecca L
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Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

You have to pay a price to go through the museum and we paid for the kids to ride the little train that goes around. The kids enjoyed the rides and climbing on the trains For adults the stories told by the staff were very...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2016

My favorite part of the museum visit was being able to go inside the train cars and locomotives. The Greenbrier dining car was lovely, and made me long for the charm of years-ago railroad travel. Be sure to ask the super-friendly staff to turn on...More

1  Thank Momica P
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

The little museum is very nice and does a good job covering the history of C&O. The O-scale exhibit was very impressive and the staff was very friendly. The outdoor rolling stock exhibits were few but they restored examples were well done. We combined our...More

1  Thank electriciandad
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

We visited while staying at Douthat State Park, just like 8 miles drive, and was a fun day exploring Clifton Forge and learning the railroad history and more of the area. I highly recommend this.

1  Thank Shellie L
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

If you're a railroad buffet this is a nice place to see while in town. They have old cars to pass thru. Fair amount of historical pictures. A little kids train to ride on.

1  Thank RonGoings
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

My husband is a rail fan, so whenever our travels take us anywhere near restored depots, train museums, etc., we always seem to veer in that direction. Inside the restored depot, there is some memorabilia and re-creation of what it looked like back in the...More

1  Thank gwhillikers
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We had lots of fun in the museum and walking through the rail cars. Definitely worth a visit if you are ever in Clifton Forge.

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KYJman
18 April 2017|
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Response from fishdog43 | Reviewed this property |
It is on the opposite end of town, but I believe it could be walked without too much trouble. Main street is well put together, and the total distance would probably be a mile each way.
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