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Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum

406 Park Ave SE, Aiken, SC 29801-4510
+1 803-293-7846
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Wonderfully Fun

I took our (3) Granddaughters to Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum. The lady at the desk was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rmitchell58
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Aiken, South Carolina
Excellent

I was welcomed and treated very well by a very knowledgeable volunteer. Nice museum with some... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Regina A
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Augusta, Georgia
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The Visitors Center, located on the first floor of the rebuilt Aiken Railroad Depot, can assist you with any questions you may have, contains maps and brochures of the area, a calendar of events and more. The Train Museum, located on the second floor, has nine dioramas that depict the towns, as they were in 1916, along the South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company right of way. This railroad became the first designed steam powered commercial railroad in the US and the longest railroad in the world. These dioramas are done in the familiar HO scale and are complimented by interactive displays depicting railroad history. The Aiken Trolley Tour also departs from this location every Saturday at 10 am. Private trolley tours for groups of 15 or more may be available upon request.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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406 Park Ave SE, Aiken, SC 29801-4510
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took our (3) Granddaughters to Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum. The lady at the desk was extremely friendly and helpful. Gave us a list with items on it and said there was a scavenger hunt upstairs. We went up stairs and you had...More

Thank rmitchell58
MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad your granddaughters had a great time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was welcomed and treated very well by a very knowledgeable volunteer. Nice museum with some terrific history and info.

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MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad we could be of assistance!

Reviewed 7 October 2017

My visit was an eye opener, especially to see the importance the train system played in the commerce with the Northeastern seaboard. The details provided were amazing, fun and educational. I'll be sure to visit again with my children and grandchildren. I loved this place!

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MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

The railroad is a big part of Aiken's history.

Reviewed 6 October 2017

I finally had a chance to visit Aiken and was not disappointed. It is a beautiful town with nice people. I am a photographer who specializes in historic architecture, and there was so much to see. I will need to make a return trip to...More

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MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Glad you enjoyed your time in Aiken!

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful little place. I had looked this up online before the trip and was not dissapointed. Picked up some souvenirs there too. Very friendly welcoming staff

Thank Sherrie B
MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017
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We love our volunteers!

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I think this is great - the effort and resources that have been dedicated to bringing the old train station and railroad train cars back to Aiken for a historical display. This is the result of a significant donor and volunteer effort. The visitor/train depot...More

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MaryRosbach, Owner at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for your review! We are part of a wonderful community!

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This is definitely worth a visit as it gives the history of the train industry in South Carolina. Quite a few dioramas and interactive displays. Enjoyed the history and doing the scavenger hunt. Good place for families with kindergarteners above

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MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Aiken wouldn't be here without the railroad!

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great for getting information about sights and restaurants in town. Train display is super for children, history buffs and train enthusiasts.

Thank Thomas K
MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017
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We love our volunteers!

Reviewed 19 August 2017

We like to take these types of tours when we go some place new so we can get an overall lay of the town and make notes on what we might want to return to later. This tour did the job, it brought us around...More

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MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

The trolley tour is quite popular.

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Excellent way to get the highlights of Aiken. I really enjoyed being able to walk around Hopeland Gardens.

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MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Hopelands is beautiful!

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Russell A
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Lynn E
5 August 2016|
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Response from Juan L | Reviewed this property |
Go to visitaikensc website and do slash calendar/event/aiken_historic_tour for information about buying tickets for the tour.
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MamaBean14
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Response from Connie S | Reviewed this property |
Museum is free, but they will gladly accept any donation and there is a gift shop.
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