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Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum

326 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434-4447
+1 757-923-4750
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Still looking for the geocach

Fun place to visit while in town. We live in NC, but drive through Suffolk on a regular basis and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Terry428
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Ahoskie, North Carolina
A Historical Gem!

Charming refurbished passenger station for the Seaboard and Roanoke RR. Saved from the wrecking... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Wondosi327
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Staten Island, New York
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Our museum contains a collection of items from the Seaboard Airline Railroad, the Virginian Railway, the Norfolk and Western Railroad, and the Atlantic and Danville Railroad. Items include bells from steam locomotives, a light from a steam locomotive tender, cast iron and concrete signs, railroad lanterns, railroad tools, as well as a nice collection of smaller items. The Station is a Queen Anne style building reminiscent of the Victorian age. It has an interesting tower with a beautiful, walnut, spiral staircase. Many original features were saved and restored such as the doors, windows, coffered ceiling, fireplace and porch. The most special part of the building is the HO scale model of Suffolk, circa 1907, that was built by the Tidewater Division of the National Model Railroad Association. Two of the scratch built model buildings won first place in the National Competition for that group. There is more than a mile of electrical wiring underneath the model and the line depicted is the Suffolk and Carolina RR.
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326 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434-4447
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to visit while in town. We live in NC, but drive through Suffolk on a regular basis and enjoy stopping in here when they are open. When they are not, we stop by and look for Geocaches and there is one that we...More

Thank Terry428
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Charming refurbished passenger station for the Seaboard and Roanoke RR. Saved from the wrecking ball by forward thinking historical society. A treasure in it's historic significance as a rail passenger station in the segregated South. And even more of a gem in the operating HO...More

Thank Wondosi327
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

This is a quint little railroad station of the past. The person in attendance was very helpful and informative of the history and culture of the Railroad Station. I enjoyed the model railroad display of the town of Suffolk and the historic items on display...More

Thank Jk3750
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This restored 1885 train station tells the history of the Seaboard & Roanoke RR and displays RR artifacts from days gone by. Preschool kids love the play area inside. Kids and adults of all ages marvel at the extensive and detailed model RR display of...More

Thank JCKimmer
Reviewed 12 April 2017

What a fun piece of Suffolk history! This old station and the volunteers who man it are something you will not want to miss! The gift shop is fun and affordable, the train models are a lot of fun for the kids, and most of...More

Thank Hiattville
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Visited with Grandson and his family. The kids loved this place. They have trains setup and an entire city. This was a nice little stop for the kids and my wife and I as well. If you love history you have to stop here.

Thank Phil_and_Sandy_2008
Reviewed 7 January 2017

While visiting Suffolk, VA researching my ancestors I stopped by the Suffolk Railroad Museum and I was glad I did. Demi Naylor was very helpful giving me directions to areas I was looking to visit. The museum was a very good place to find some...More

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Thank sidh351
Reviewed 13 December 2016

The staff is amazing. The models tell the history of Suffolk and the train table is a must! The caboose is a little hard to get in, but it sure was fun taking my child in there.

Thank 676jeffr
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My grands, 11 and 9, loved the train station museum. There's a to scale town with the train running. It is quite grand. The docents can answer any questions you might ask. There's also a great view from the top floor as well.

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Stopped by after lunch in Suffolk to see the railroad-related museum. Good fun for anyone who like railroads or is interested in the history of Suffolk, VA. They do an excellent job meshing Suffolk history with the railroad. Staff is enthusiastic and spent time giving...More

Thank RGK51
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