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SoNo Switch Tower Museum

77 Washington St, Norwalk, CT 06854-3086
+1 203-246-6958
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Previously Operating Signal Tower Overlooking the Northeast Corridor

This retired signal tower once controlled the entire Norwalk area. The tour guides gave me a... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
samcevoy
,
West Chester, PA
Unusual train-switch museum. Wave to trains as they pass by and get honk in return!

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

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Domino1969
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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77 Washington St, Norwalk, CT 06854-3086
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+1 203-246-6958
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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
Reviewed 4 October 2015

A little gem of a museum in an original switching tower. Very knowledgeable Volunteers explain the beautifully maintained old mechanical switches and you get to participate. Lots of memorabilia to see and some to purchase. By donation. Great for kids and railroad lovers.

2  Thank Brenda R
Reviewed 1 September 2015

great for some railroad culture. how has it worked for more than 100 years. it is free, it worth 2usd per person donation. it only opens during summer time.

4  Thank Gabriel C
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