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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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Good Little Museum

The little museum is very nice and does a good job covering the history of C&O. The O-scale exhibit... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
Kingsport, Tennessee
Great way to explore and learn the history of the area

We visited while staying at Douthat State Park, just like 8 miles drive, and was a fun day... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2016
Shellie L
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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705 Main St, Clifton Forge, VA 24422-1761
+1 540-862-8653
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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
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
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
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
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.

1  Thank WVhikers
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Went in searching for a Hinton, West Virginia train poster that I saw in a little eatery in Hinton. (They did not have it in stock, but explained I could order on line.) Ended up buying Chessie Cat items. Fun! So much fun! The gentlemen...More

Thank esrinilaw
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Passing through on a road trip with 3 twelve year olds and looking for a place to stop and stretch and have a little fun. The price was great, 5 for the kids and 8 for me. There was a museum, tower, and real trains...More

Thank AmbersM0mmy
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Wonderful activity for kids and adults. Train buffs will love the steam engine, dining car and caboose tour and kids will be fascinated by the model trains. The ride on the small model train is fun for everyone.

Thank theredlanterninn45
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We stopped to see the trains as it looked interesting from the street. Really glad we did. Beautiful displays in the original depot. Great tour through the old restored trains in the yard. Very friendly, knowledgeable staff made this a fun side trip. Reminded me...More

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 25 August 2015

A very nice small railroad museum. The staff is friendly and helpful. The whole place is family friendly. You don’t have to be a train geek to enjoy your visit. Some of the smaller exhibits are the most unusual and the most fun. There are...More

Thank Planemeister
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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.