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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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Interesting for railway buffs

If you're keen on railways and vintage carriages, this is the place for you. You can climb into... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Burton on Trent
Gem of a museum

We stumbled across this museum as we were driving home from a Virginia trip. Walking through cars... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Heather L
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“steam engine” (6 reviews)
“model trains” (5 reviews)
“dining car” (10 reviews)
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705 Main St, Clifton Forge, VA 24422-1761
+1 540-862-8653
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

If you're keen on railways and vintage carriages, this is the place for you. You can climb into the cab of an old steam engine, then see the interior of the C & O Presidential dining-car, an old saloon carriage plus two cabooses. There's also...More

Thank HappyBurtononTrent
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this museum as we were driving home from a Virginia trip. Walking through cars furnished with 1940s decor reminded us of how luxurious railway travel in the US once was. Mid-20th century engines were huge, far bigger than you sense from looking...More

Thank Heather L
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I had been to the old "museum" at the C&OHS headquarters and the additions are nice. It's a bit sad to see the disrepair of some of the cars, but the 614 looks great and the docent in the cab knows his steam locomotive stuff....More

Thank GrandpaGene
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

Thank fishdog43
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

Thank Visit-upstate-NY
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
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

Thank kcpacs
Reviewed 2 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
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
Reviewed 19 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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18 April 2017|
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.