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Whippany Railway Museum

1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, NJ 07981-1505
+1 973-887-8177
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Locl attraction

When my kid was young, we went to these tracks often. Just pass by today and bring back tons of... read more

Reviewed November 17, 2017
Eric C
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new Jersey
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 March 13, 2017
Cristina R
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Whippany, New Jersey
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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 several times a year, 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. For more Information and to purchase tickets for all our ride dates, visit our web site
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Nov 17, 2017
“Locl attraction”
Mar 12, 2017
“fun fall fest”
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, NJ 07981-1505
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+1 973-887-8177
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Reviewed November 17, 2017

When my kid was young, we went to these tracks often. Just pass by today and bring back tons of fond memory.

Thank Eric C
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Reviewed March 13, 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
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Reviewed February 26, 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.

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Reviewed September 14, 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

1  Thank Regina D
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Reviewed September 13, 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

2  Thank baron13
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Reviewed September 10, 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
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Reviewed September 3, 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
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Reviewed August 24, 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
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Reviewed August 11, 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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Reviewed June 21, 2016

Went here for Father's Day. Wasn't a bad visit but the place is overly simple, which is to be expected based on price. There are a few old trains out, that you can't go in most of them. We took a ride on the train,...More

Thank TophersTravels71
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BabsUsa
August 19, 2017|
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Response from Richard T | Property representative |
The Whippany Railway Museum dosn't offer double decker cars on any of its excursions. We do offer a first class accommodation on our vintage parlor car. We do recommend that you purchase tickets well in advance if you would... More
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Car K
November 26, 2016|
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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 .
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