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SoNo Switch Tower Museum

77 Washington St, Norwalk, CT 06854-3086
+1 203-246-6958
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Enthusiast heaven

Small (it's entirely in the switch tower), but enthusiastically run - it's so good to see places... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Natalie R
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Auckland
If you are interested in trains...

As part of our walk through the SoNo Arts Festival we visited this small museum and listened to a... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Toni112950
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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“metro north” (2 reviews)
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77 Washington St, Norwalk, CT 06854-3086
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small (it's entirely in the switch tower), but enthusiastically run - it's so good to see places like this making the effort to open up to the public, when in reality there's a very small number of people who are actually interested - ie you...More

Thank Natalie R
Reviewed 9 August 2017

As part of our walk through the SoNo Arts Festival we visited this small museum and listened to a talk about how trains were operated as recently as the 1970s. My husband who loves mechanical things enjoyed this very much

1  Thank Toni112950
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This retired signal tower once controlled the entire Norwalk area. The tour guides gave me a fascinating presentation and answered my many questions. My opinion is that this place is great to visit for all ages. And because it overlooks Metro-North's and Amtrak's Northeast Corridor,...More

Thank samcevoy
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We spent 40-60 min here. Donations only. Excellent demonstration of complex switching mechanism. Very worthwhile.

Thank Domino1969
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The Sono Switch Tower is quite a place. Restored and manned by nice folks, if you are a fan of railroads this is a must see. All of the switch machines and the wall display actually move and you can see how much work it...More

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This museum was on my list for some time and very glad to have finally made it. Tony, our tour guide, was absolutely great - a wealth of pertinent information and so pleasant to converse with. Can't say enough good things about this fine gentleman!...More

Thank stm5468
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This little museum is an enthusiasts mecca. The volunteers love their jobs and share their extensive knowledge of the early and current rail lines. You get to move the switches, watch the lights and ring the alarms. This is a good stop for most everyone...More

1  Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Incredible and knowledgeable team of train educators! Took our children ages 13 & 11and they had a great time learning the history and getting to move the switches! Lots of information in such a small place. Norwalk is a very cute town too.

1  Thank GumGal
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I have been living in Norwalk for over 15 years and I never had seen this place open in summer or winter

Thank ricfeliu
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

This is perhaps Norwalk's best kept secret. Tony gave us a spectacular tour and answer all of our questions! Thanks for all your work to preserve this gem!

2  Thank huntingchick37
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