The Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum is located within the rebuilt Aiken Railroad Depot. The Visitors Center, located downstairs, can assist you with your questions, maps, brochures, event information and more. Operating hours are Tue. - Fri. from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sat. from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.
The Train Museum, located on the second floor of the rebuilt Aiken Railroad Depot, has nine dioramas that depict the towns along the original South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company right of way. This railroad became the first designed steam powered commercial railroad in the United States and the longest railroad in the world. The dioramas accurately show Charleston, Summerville, St. George, Branchville, Denmark, Blackville, Aiken’s freight station, Aiken’s passenger depot, and Hamburg, near North Augusta, as they were in the year 1916. These dioramas are done in the familiar HO scale. The dioramas are complimented by interactive displays depicting railroad history.
The Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum is available for special events, call for rental details.
Additional photos may be viewed at http://aikenrailroaddepot.org/.