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Our favorite train museums

May 2, 2019

If you ever want to learn about the history of model railroads, see cool artifacts from back in the day, and learn how railways impacted U.S. history, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite (nearby) train museums!

THE KENTUCKY RAILWAY MUSEUM

The Kentucky Railway Museum is a non-profit organization. The goal of the museum is to tell the story of the people who built the railroad. They do this through interpretation and operation of historic equipment.  The museum has a number of steam locomotives, rail cars, and indoor exhibits

THE MID-CONTINENT RAILWAY MUSEUM

This museum is located in Wisconsin and is dedicated to the history and heritage of the railroad. The museum has a number of permanent displays and also hosts train rides aboard preserved historical trains.

RAILROAD MUSEUM OF PENNSYLVANIA

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania features a world-class collection of more than 100 historically significant locomotives and railroad cars. They also have a collection of over 17,000 artifacts, including tools, uniforms, tickets, station signage, telegraph and signal equipment, works of art, and many other items used to build and operate railroads.

railroad museum of Pennsylvania

ENTERTRAINMENT JUNCTION

EnteTRAINment Junction obviously makes the list as a favorite train museum. The American Railroad Museum is located about half way through the Train Journey and features the history of railroading, train travel, and interactive trivia. 
train museum with boy

Have you been to any of these railroad museums? Do you have more to add to this list? If so, drop us a line on facebook! We’d love to hear from you!