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SoNo Switch Tower Museum

77 Washington St, Norwalk, CT 06854-3086
+1 203-246-6958
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It is on Washington Street at the Railroad Bridge

It has outside stairs, a long flight, but very interesting and very great with kids who see the... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2015
Roy H
,
Danbury, Connecticut
A quick but worthwhile stop

A very quick tour but worth the few minutes if you can spare it. Probably doesn't take longer than... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2015
D V
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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77 Washington St, Norwalk, CT 06854-3086
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

It has outside stairs, a long flight, but very interesting and very great with kids who see the train within a yard from the upper windows and they can move the levers and ring the alarm bell. You will have fun but only on weekends...More

3  Thank Roy H
Reviewed 7 August 2015

A very quick tour but worth the few minutes if you can spare it. Probably doesn't take longer than 20 minutes but everyone we take here loves it. It's very interesting to see how far the trains have come along with modern technology.

4  Thank D V
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Small, well done museum showing the way trains were managed before computers! Manual switching station and an up close look at how trains were routed. Excellent docents and exhibits. Off the beaten path but worth finding.

3  Thank Donna N
Reviewed 15 June 2015

We were early for the Sheffield Island ferry ride and found this little museum quite by accident. We've been to number of Railroad museums but this was the first to a switch house. The volunteers there who explained it all were very informative. A nice...More

3  Thank maxdraft
Reviewed 25 February 2015

This small but informative museum shows just how our railways worked and work today! Next to historic SoNo you can grab lunch and then visit.

3  Thank Donna N
Reviewed 28 October 2014

2 great guys show you around the museum and explain the history of the place. No entrance fee but they appreciate any donations for the upkeep of the museum. Well worth a visit.

4  Thank oldfieldpark
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Seeing and experiencing are two different things, but here you do both. We were shocked ONE person performed all three major tasks and could switch fourteen switches MANUALLY in just five minutes; I could barely do one in that time! Eat your Wheaties and wear...More

7  Thank KaTe2
Reviewed 17 October 2013

The SoNo Switch Tower Museum restoration has saved this important part of our country's industrial heritage, and is a fascinating look-back to the Country's transportation and communications before jetliners and computers. The Tower is easy to miss, tucked into a tiny plot adjacent to the...More

5  Thank Bob H
Reviewed 8 September 2013

This was a very nice tour of the old original switch- track train tower. The tour guides are very nice and keep you interested. There is lots to see and it is also hands-on. Train lovers will enjoy this museum!

2  Thank Geraldine W
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Want to really upset your kids? Take them to this museum. Because it's totally lame. I mean, give me a break, please. It's not a museum -- it's just a small gift shop underneath a room full of old switch tower equipment. If they called...More

6  Thank Clausewitzhorse
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