|Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum
|Location: 406 Park Ave SE
|Description: The Visitors Center and Drive-A-Train exhibit are located on the first floor of the rebuilt Aiken Railroad Depot. Here they can assist you with your questions, maps, brochures, event information and more. Operating hours are Tues-Fri 10am-5pm and Sat 9am-2pm.
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 several interactive exhibits depicting railroad history. There is no admission fee.
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