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Whippany Railway Museum

1 Railroad Plaza, Route 10 West and Whippany Road, Whippany, NJ 07981-0016
+1 973-887-8177
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fun fall fest

We have been here a few times, most recently for the fall festival. There are local vendors and the... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Cristina R
Whippany, New Jersey
via mobile
Easter train ride

fun times with the kids. the museum is small but cute. not bad for close to home. The train ride... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Elaine M
Livingston, New Jersey, United States
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The Whippany Railway Museum has been bringing to life the history of New Jersey's railroads to the public. Offering family entertainment for young and old alike. Weekly excursions and events are a thrill for the whole family. Since 1965 the Whippany Railway Museum is dedicated to Preserving the Heritage and History of the Railroads of New Jersey through the Restoration, Preservation, Interpretation and Operation of Historic Railroad Equipment and Artifacts from New Jersey and the immediate vicinity. We offer excursion rides 15 times a year, including our Easter Bunny Express, and our famous Santa Claus Special. During the Summer we have our Excursion Train Rides, that feature our collection of restored cabooses. The museum is open every ride day as well as Sundays from 12pm to 4pm during the months from May to September. The museum features vintage train memorabilia & information as well as a museum shop You can wander our grounds and see our collection of vintage rolling stock as well as steam and diesel engines. There is also a outdoor model railroad with almost a quarter mile of track. For more Information and to purchase tickets for all our ride dates, visit our web site
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1 Railroad Plaza, Route 10 West and Whippany Road, Whippany, NJ 07981-0016
+1 973-887-8177
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We have been here a few times, most recently for the fall festival. There are local vendors and the fall is a lovely time of year to get some homemade craft items.The model trains are fun and my son had a good time. We did...More

Thank Cristina R
Reviewed 26 February 2017

fun times with the kids. the museum is small but cute. not bad for close to home. The train ride was short but the scenery was nice.

1  Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My family and I were super excited about this experience over the holidays. This should have been amazing for a 3 yo. Wrong! Definitely not worth the money. The whole event needs updating and love. The train was so dirty and performers looked bored.

Thank ExLocal2000
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We just arrived home and had the best time. From the greeting cashiers to the RR operators, they were extremely accommodating to my mom whom is almost wheel-chair bound. Everything is clean and the train staff is engaging with the kids. The North Pole is...More

Thank Renee R
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This has always been a favorite with our family and friends. We started coming here for the Santa Train. We'd visit the museum, look at the displays, history and running train sets. Then we'd ride in the caboose (our favorite part of the train) and...More

Thank Regina D
Reviewed 13 September 2016

this is a very well run museum housed in an old railroad freight house....the grounds are beautifully groomed making it easy to see the displays...the displays inside the museum are also very interesting even to the non railroad hobbiest....the have an operating o scale layout...More

Thank baron13
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The Whippany Train Museum will not be running the Santa Train this year 2016 because The M & E will be running the Polar Ezpress. We will miss the Santa Train.

Thank TeaLadyNewJersey
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We visited but it was closed it appears to open about 4 times a year. It looks good - some interesting rolling stock, but overall disappointing

Thank BobStamford
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times with my 5 year old. Loves trains and they have plenty here. Even o scale hobby train display in the back. It can get busy on holidays and special events but not overwhelming. Santa train was a short ride with...More

Thank Jim-Kristen
Reviewed 11 August 2016

If you are local to this area, you might want to take your young kids for a first time Railway museum. Very few cars, but interesting to be able to touch and feel their size.

Thank Walid A
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Car K
26 November 2016|
Response from Regina D | Reviewed this property |
Not inside the museum, no. I'm not sure about the trains, but I've never seen any on .