Have you visited the Foley Railroad Museum? This unique museum is filled with the rich history of Foley and is the perfect attraction for visitors who want to learn more about this interesting town.
The exhibit recalls Foley’s past, when it was mainly an agricultural town and the railroad was its main source of wealth and prosperity. The first railroad in town was built in 1905 and the town’s founder, John B. Foley, was a major part in the success of the rail service. Learn this and more when you participate in a tour led by the engineers who run the station.
The Model Train Exhibit is a fascinating display that comes to life during your visit! This full replica train station – complete with lights and people – marks the beginning of the train’s journey. Watch the multiple freight trains and passenger trains wind and chug through cities and farmland, and even a county fair. As the model train drives past potato sheds and farming communities, it reminds visitors of the town’s early days.
Outdoors, enjoy an up-close look at a life-size train cart set up in front of the museum. Many families travel for photo ops near and on the train, and the adjacent park makes this an ideal spot to enjoy a picnic lunch.
The model train exhibit is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and the Foley Railroad Museum is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Come explore this and so much more when you Visit Foley!