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Chug into History: Rail Museum & Gift Haven
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Princeton, WV
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Over 45ft
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Pets Allowed
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About
Unlock the secrets of the rails and immerse yourself in a bygone era with an unforgettable RV camping trip to this enchanting railroad museum. Perfect for history buffs and rail enthusiasts alike, this unique destination offers an unparalleled glimpse into the heart of the Virginian railway, one of America's most storied transportation networks. As a proud non-profit, visitors are encouraged to support the museum's mission through donations. Explore a treasure trove of railroad memorabilia in the gift store, where you'll find everything from authentic t-shirts and mesmerizing arts to enlightening books detailing the intricate history of the Virginian railway. Not to mention, the store also caters to the younger generation with a delightful selection of toys, ensuring that every family member leaves with a piece of history in their hands. What truly sets this museum apart is the passion and knowledge of its Director, Pat Smith, who also serves as the Mercer County Historian. For those with a keen interest in history, make a special request for Pat to guide your tour. Her enthusiasm for sharing the rich tapestry of the area's past and the intricacies of the Virginian Railway is infectious. Demonstrating a remarkable commitment to education and preservation, Pat is willing to offer personalized tours even on her days off, promising an experience as profound as it is personal. For information and reservations, interested visitors can reach out via text at 304-920-2451. Prepare to embark on a journey through time, where the echoes of steam engines fill the air, and the tales of railroaders come to life. This museum is not just a destination but a gateway to understanding the pivotal role of railways in shaping our world, making it the perfect addition to your RV camping adventure.
Opening Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suitability
Pets Allowed
Pets are allowed in the Museum on a lease. Plenty of grass, just pick up poop! Trash can available across from Museum.
Generators Allowed
Slideouts Allowed
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Amenities
Gift Shop
Extra Nights
Extra Nights Available: Up to 4
Extra Nights Fee: $0/night
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Parking & Arrival
Park across the marked spaces in front of the Agriculture Museum, the Caboose, the Railroad Museum or the end of Mercer Street under the overhang, clearing the fire hydrant.
Max Rig Size:
Over 45 ft
Parking Spaces:
2
Parking Surface:
Grass
Parking Method:
Pull-Through, Back-In
Check-In:
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM ET
Check-Out:
Before 12:10 PM ET
Check-In Method:
Head to Spot
House Rules
Gate is closed by a chain and carabiner, not locked. If you pull through the gate, please re-chain.
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