All aboard! Join The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, for a fun-filled weekend of model trains journeying through miniature towns, scenic hills and valleys. The Potomac Division of the National Model Railroad Association returns to The Lyceum, 201South Washington Street, with running HO gauge trains and a state-of-the-art digital command system. Railroad Days will be open Saturday, August 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 3, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This event is free and great for all ages.
The Lyceum is happy to announce several new additions to Railroad Days this year, including a hands-on Thomas the Tank Engine area for toddlers and a display of Lego toy and hobby trains. Also joining Railroad Days in 2008 are Whistle Stop Hobbies to discuss the fun of miniature trains and Operation Lifesaver, a national railroad safety program headquartered in Alexandria.