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City of Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum

City of Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum

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The City of Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum is located within the rebuilt Aiken Railroad Depot. The original depot, at this location, was built in 1899 and torn down in 1954 when the railroad discontinued service to Aiken. Through the combined efforts of local citizens and the City, the exterior of the depot has been replicated as the original architectural plans dictate but altered in the interior, only to satisfy modern construction requirements and current uses.

The City of Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum not only assists visitors and community members with their questions about Aiken but also tells the story of the first railroad in the world to have regularly scheduled passenger service and eight of the towns along that line, including the first two railroad towns in the world, Summerville and Aiken. Stop by and find out how to “Experience Aiken” and learn more about the Charleston to Hamburg Rail Line.

“Aiken is…A Place like No Other.”

* For groups coming by bus / motorcoach to Aiken, please contact Jenny Burghardt, Tourism Supervisor, for more information when planning your trip.
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406 Park AVE SE,
Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 293-7846
Info & Amenities
I-20 exit 22. Continue South on Hwy. 1 towards Aiken. Turn left on Richland Ave. Union St. is two block down on the right (immediately before the train tracks). Turn right and The Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum is on the left.
Checks Accepted
Days and Hours of Operation
Tue-Fri: 10 am - 5 pm; Sat: 9 am - 2 pm
Days and Holidays Closed
Sun, Mon, and major holidays
Dining Information Web Address
Visa/Master Card
Motorcoach Parking