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Old Fort Railroad Museum

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Address: Old Fort, NC

Many items from the old railroading days are featured at the museum.

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If you want to see this museum, you need to walk across the tracks to Old Fort Town Hall. There is a real estate company occupying the building. They will let you inside, if... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
Old Fort, North Carolina
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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We stayed across the street... This museum wasn't open!!!! You could go in the train car but it was really nasty

Thank CapeSanBlasdreaming
Old Fort, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016

If you want to see this museum, you need to walk across the tracks to Old Fort Town Hall. There is a real estate company occupying the building. They will let you inside, if they are open and working.

Thank Q3204CXcarolp
Sarasota, Florida
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015

It was closed when we were there. There is one old caboose on site that you can walk through if you like.

Thank JohnS816161
Waycross, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Another interesting little museum in Old Fort complete with a retired caboose for you to explore. Experience the history of Old Fort's railroad with local lady to answer all your questions and tell you some of the most fascinating stories.

Thank slm158
High Point, North Carolina
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2014

The woman inside the visitor center was very kind and helpful. But we went hoping to see at least a small railroad museum. This is NOT a museum. They have a small 12x12 room with a few railroad artifacts and an old caboose out back....that's all. Do not tell your kids you're going to a railroad museum and go here.... More 

Thank Bryan S
Williamsburg, Virginia
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

If you love railroads, this is a nice place to stop. The facility was clean and easy to navigate. The staff was very attentative. Lots of local information also available. Handy parking. Small but very nicely done.

2 Thank vacivilwar
North Carolina
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2013

This is a small but pleasant museum and I like the fact it is actually in the old depot. I only rated it average because in itself it would not justify a lot of time or gas money. If you are in the area or just a nearby day trip, this museum, arrowhead and the other museum would make a... More 

Thank NorthCarolinaViolet
Old Fort, North Carolina
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Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

Very interesting historic train depot. Part of the movie My fellow Americans was filmed here. Pictures of the railroad in the making and artifacts from the railroad days.

Thank allwazalady
Salisbury, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Very well preserved museum with a lot to see!! The staff was more than happy to give advice for things to see and do around Old Fort!

2 Thank deltadawn68
Lenoir, North Carolina
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

I love Old Fort in general. I go there occasionally to play music on Friday nights. We got there one evening in time to go to the museum. There are great things to view and it is worth seeing this museum. Railroad buffs would especially enjoy this place. djkgc

1 Thank Debrakellygreene

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