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Whippany Railway Museum

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Excellent place for kids interested in trains !

We took our 4 year old for a train ride and experience other activities and he absolutely loved it... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
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 13 March 2017
Cristina R
Whippany, New Jersey
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  • Average19%
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Jul 15, 2018
“Excellent place for kids interested in trains !”
Jul 29, 2018
“Not open as advertised”
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...more
Hours Today: Closed
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, NJ 07981-1505
+1 973-887-8177
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

We took our young grandson, visiting from out of state, to this museum today, promising him a great time. Alas, the museum was not open although we were there at 1:30 on a Sunday afternoon. A big disappointment for him. I know it is volunteer...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2018

We took our 4 year old for a train ride and experience other activities and he absolutely loved it. The volunteer staff are so helpful, kind and understanding. We will surely be back and it was worth every cent we paid for our visit.

Reviewed 17 November 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
Reviewed 13 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 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

1  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

2  Thank baron13
Reviewed 10 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 24 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
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20 August 2018|
Response from SANJAY O | Reviewed this property |
The train rides' schedule is posted on the website. It's usually on certain Sundays during the summer season although they do have a few rides during Halloween & Christmas times.
19 August 2017|
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
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 .