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102 Hull Street, Richmond, VA  23224

DIRECTIONS: I-95 to Exit 73, right onto Maury, go 2 blocks, left on 2nd Street, three blocks to Decatur Street, museum is inside fence on right.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  A project of the Old Dominion Chapter, National Railway Historical Society.  Museum at the former Hull Street Station has a steam saddle locomotive, baggage car and caboose, along with track cars, signals and other railroad artifacts. A popular exhibit is the computerized train simulator. Visitors can experience the thrill of driving a train.

Three cars and a locomotive are on site along with a large HO gauge model railroad in the front room of the Museum containing many scenes of typical Virginia countryside and towns.

The museum houses an archival library containing thousands of historic photographs and documents pertaining the Southern, Norfolk and Western and other railroads important to the history of railroading in Virginia. This resource is available, only by special appointment.

PARKING:  Located on original 1915 cobblestones, lanes are not marked.  RV parking.


ENTRANCE:  Main entrance and exhibits in the station are wheelchair accessible, but the baggage car on display outside has 7 exterior steps, each 9 in. in height and marked with tactile strip/color change.  Handrails on left and right.  Entry doors, 24 in. wide, open in with knob handle located 36 in. above floor. 

For guests with hearing disabilities, there are tours in American Sign Language.  Signing interpreters available with advance notice. Link to captioned video about Hull Street Station and the musuem.

For guests with visual disabilities, there are hands-on exhibits.  In addition to railroad rolling stock, these include locomotive bell, railroad telephones and telegraph, antique platform scale, baggage, specimen rails, track tools, baggage wagons and streetcar fare box.   

GIFT SHOP:  Aisles 48 in. wide.  Counters 30 and 48 in. high.  Clerks  assist customers with special needs.  Aisles clear of temporary displays. Has railroad items and books pertaining specifically to Virginia and to Richmond.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Open Sat 11-4 and Sun 1-4. Closed major holidays. Group tours by appointment. Call 1-804-233-6237

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