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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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Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great for getting information about sights and restaurants... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thomas K
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Aiken, South Carolina
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Take the Trolley

We like to take these types of tours when we go some place new so we can get an overall lay of the... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Marycakes33467
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Palm Beach, Florida
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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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  • Average4%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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406 Park Ave SE, Aiken, SC 29801-4510
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago
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We love our volunteers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

The trolley tour is quite popular.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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

Hopelands is beautiful!

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The Aiken County Visitors center is a fairly exact replica of the original train station here in Aiken. It was lovingly reproduced and the details are fabulous. I love the train museum on the top floor of the museum- really well laid out. It is...More

Thank errn94
MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

The reconstructed passenger station is a delight, especially the second-floor dioramas that recreate the principal stops on the original Charleston-to-Hamburg Railroad. All visitors, young and old, will enjoy those miniature scenes. The train museum also has a good gift shop with books about local history.

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

The gift shop is a great place to find a unique gift.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

I brought my three year old grandson here and he was absolutely delighted by the wonderful train exhibit on the second floor. Someone has built scale models of all of the train stations along the original track from Charleston to Aiken; each station has its...More

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

Glad your grandson had a wonderful time!

Reviewed 8 August 2017

New to Aiken? If so, you need to take the family here. The little and "big" kids will enjoy the train dioramas. They offer lots of Aiken information and this is the place to catch the Aiken Trolly Tour, which by itself is an excellent...More

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

Thank you for your thorough review!

Reviewed 28 July 2017

We visit pretty regularly as both my children are avid train lovers. We are still hoping for a "tourest" train ride to come to the area.

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Thank lishakturner
MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

That would be neat!

Reviewed 28 July 2017

A friend and I wanted to do something but were low on funds, we saw in the newspaper that there was going to be free blue grass music played at the Depot. So we went and were so happy we did...the musicians were excellent and...More

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MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

We have live music every Saturday!

Reviewed 28 July 2017

Great little trip for our toddler grandson. This free Exhibit was visible to him and he loved watching the little train move through the city dioramas. We will go back on one of the live music days.

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MaryRosbach, Manager at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Kids of all ages enjoy watching the train!

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Russell A
10 February 2017|
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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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