Welcome to Whistle Stop Toy & Hobby!

Whistle Stop Toy and Hobby is the Alexandria’s only family-owned, old-fashioned hobby shop sure to delight young and old! Visit our huge window train layout, take a turn driving your own Ferrari or relive memories of building your first B-52 bomber model.

We carry the highest quality hobby items including Lego as well as N – G gauge trains, Thomas the Tank engine, Lego sets, Remote Control cars, airsoft guns, planes and helicopters, die cast cars and military pieces, slot cars, rockets, models, paints, scenery and much more! We also provide superb service whether you are buying your child their first Lionel train set or kites for an afternoon picnic.

Looking for a unique children’s birthday party rental?  We can help!  Click here for more details.

So come in, revive an old hobby or start a new one, and plan to make memories with your family that will last a lifetime!


Product of the Week: Kites!

This year’s Kite Festival is Saturday, April 1st, 2017! If you don’t have your kite we’ve got you covered! Come on in and pick one up. We have kites for all ages.

2017 Kite Festival:

Time: 10 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.
Cost: FREE

The seventh annual Blossom Kite Festival showcases the creativity of kite makers and skill of fliers from across the US and other countries through a variety of competitions and demonstrations, Rokkaku Battles and the Hot Tricks Showdown.


Some Fun Facts About Kites:

  • Kites are used for bird scaring, forecasting the weather and frightening evil spirits away.
  • Did you know that more adults in the world fly kites than children?
  • Benjamin Franklin used a kite to prove that lightning was electricity.
  • Kite flying was banned in Japan in 1760 because too many people preferred to fly kites than work.