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Mission Statement

The Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum is a non-profit educational organization whose purpose is to educate the public on the history and the impact the railroad industry had in the city of Suffolk and the surrounding area.

Description

The original structure was built in 1885 and was home to the Seaboard Airline Railroad, the Virginian Railway, the Norfolk and Western Railroad, and the Atlantic and Danville Railroad. The station continued to service passengers on the Seaboard Coast Line until 1968, when passenger service to Portsmouth, VA was discontinued. After the discontinuance of passenger service the building was used as an office by the railroad. In 1994 a disastrous fire occurred and the station was in danger of being demolished. At that time the Suffolk- Nansemond Historical Society began a movement to "Save Our Station" After several years of fundraising efforts by the Society and in partnership with the City of Suffolk, grants were obtained and the renovation began. The Station officially opened in August of 2000. With the help of volunteers the station is open to the public from Wednesday through Sunday each week. It is supported through donations and a gift shop.

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