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, 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. There is no admission fee. Additional information may be found here.
*The Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum is available for special events. Call for rental details
*It is also the departure site of the Historic Trolley Tour
Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum
406 Park Ave. SE
Aiken SC, 29801
(803) 293-7846 or 1-888-AikenSC (1-888-245-3672)