The mission of the Augusta County Railroad Museum is to encourage interest in the history of railroading and to promote the hobby of model railroading. This is accomplished through museum displays and operating model train layouts that are open to the public free of charge, and through educational outreach.
In addition to our model train layouts, the Museum features a large selection of railroad art that depicts railroad scenes and steam, diesel, and electric locomotives. Many of the trains in these paintings no longer exist. Along the walls, you will also see shelves with model trains and artifacts such as lanterns and signs from real railroads. Some of these models were manufactured decades ago and are now collector’s items.
Many of our models and exhibits are highly detailed, fragile, and expensive. Enjoy your visit, but please do not touch the models or exhibits. Parents, please supervise young children.
The Augusta County Railroad Museum is located in the Staunton Mall
90 Lee Jackson Highway (US Route 11), Suite 124, Staunton, Virginia.
From I-81, take exit 220 to US 11 North. We are in the north (Belk’s) side of the mall in the former Hallmark store location. Starting In April we are open to the public every Friday from 5 to 8 PM and every Saturday afternoon, 1-5pm or so. Work sessions will be every Tuesday beginning at 6:00pm. Visitors are welcome.
Our club features several different operating scale layouts, including: Lionel Standard gauge O, G, HO, and N scales and ON 30.