The Railroad Museum of New England

242 E. Main St.
Thomaston, CT 06787- Map It
(860) 283-7245

AAA Editor Notes

The Railroad Museum of New England is at 242 E. Main St. (from jct. SR 222, .5 mi. e. on US 6). Housed in the historic 1881 Thomaston Station, the museum offers a 20-mile, round-trip sightseeing excursion along the banks of the Naugatuck River and through Mattatuck State Forest. After boarding vintage, restored 1920s-era coach cars, passengers will see brass mills, a reminder of New England's industrial heritage, and enjoy a view of the river valley below the Thomaston Dam from a vantage point high above the spillway. Exhibits of railroad equipment are on display at the station. Seasonal themed excursions depart during the fall and winter months. Note: There are no restrooms on board; facilities are available at the station. Passengers should arrive half an hour before departure.
Sightseeing train fare $15; $13 (ages 3-12 and 62+). Fare for seasonal excursions $18; $16 (ages 3-12 and 62+).
Hours: Trips depart Tues. at 10, Sun. at noon and 2 (also Sat. at noon and 2, Sept.-Oct.), early June-Oct. 31. Museum exhibits are open up to 2 hours before scheduled departures. Phone ahead for details about seasonal excursions and to confirm regular sightseeing departures.