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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Seaboard Station Railroad Museum


This restored Main Street station displays a two-room HO-scale model of Suffolk in 1907 that was built by the Tidewater Division of the National Model Railroad Association. The station was built in 1885 and has remained basically unchanged over the years. The Queen Anne style building is reminiscent of the Victorian age. It has an interesting tower with a beautiful, walnut, spiral staircase. Many original features were saved and restored such as the doors, windows, coffered ceiling, fireplace and porch. In 1918, there were six railroads coming through Suffolk with 32 passenger trains and 70 freight trains per day. The museum contains a collection of items from the Seaboard Airline Railroad, the Virginian Railway, the Norfolk and Western Railroad, and the Atlantic and Danville Railroad. Items include bells from steam locomotives, a light from a steam locomotive tender, cast iron and concrete signs, railroad lanterns, railroad tools, as well as a nice collection of smaller items, including silver items used in dining cars, office items used in the agent’s offices, and advertising items. There are also a number of models of railroad locomotives and cars used by the railroads. The museum features railroad memorabilia and changing exhibits.

Hours: Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum is open daily, 10am-12pm and 1-5pm (last entrance is 4:30pm).
*If you have a group of 10 or more, we encourage you to contact us in advance. 

No one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19 or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days may enter the museum. 

326 North Main Street

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