Here’s my first post on this month’s blog challenge – writing about local life, events, and travel in our New England state (and surroundings!). I hope you enjoy the trip with us this summer as we enjoying the local color. Share your posts on local life as well! A virtual tour of our country could ensue!
First up, we travel about an hour from our neighborhood to the town of the Mad Hatters… Danbury, CT. Once-renowned for their beaver hats, and now famous for being my husband’s hometown (among other local lore).
This is going back a few months, but I thought it a local spot worth sharing. The Danbury Railway Museum is a great place to bring the kids! There’s a museum with a play area for kids, several working model train sets on display (kids can activate the trains at the push of a button), and a nice train-themed gift shop!
We took a trip here for Easter Weekend and our son rode the Bunny Train!
Outside, there’s even a little bit of railway sculpture:
The Metro-North Railway still runs actively through Danbury, although doesn’t stop here anymore. From their website: The Danbury Railway Museum is a non-profit organization staffed by volunteers. Located in the historic station and rail yard in downtown Danbury, the museum offers railroad history, excursion trips, a collection of original and restored rolling stock, and opportunities for hands-on experiences at “12inches to the foot” scale. 6/17/12 – Father’s Day – Dad rides FREE with child’s paid admission Special Caboose Trains!
- $6.00 for adults; $4.00 for children (ages 3 through 12); no charge for children under 3 years old.
- Additional charge for train ride; prices may vary for Special Events.
Do you have any favorite historic places that you enjoy taking your children to visit? Share them with us, or write a blog post about it and link up in the comments!