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Blast from the Past!

we happened by one day when they were open and running tours. Super small but steeped in history... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Erica K
Train lovers dream stop!

Just happened to walk by and a sweet lady said it’s free if you would like to come in...and so... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
John K
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

we happened by one day when they were open and running tours. Super small but steeped in history and the folks there were sweet, patient and super knowledgeable. Learned some very interesting facts! A must for anyone who takes the train!

Thank Erica K
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Just happened to walk by and a sweet lady said it’s free if you would like to come in...and so happy we did! You go to the 3rd floor where all the switch levers are that controlled all the train switches...amazing...our guide was passionate and...More

1  Thank John K
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

The original switch house. Lovingly maintained by volunteers. More than I ever wanted to know about how the tracks used to be managed. Definitely worth a visit if you find it open.

Thank jmoeling
Reviewed 20 November 2017

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

1  Thank 889natalier
Reviewed 8 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 566billk
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
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