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!

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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!

Make us your local Toy & Hobby Destination!

Now that Toys R Us has closed, we are your local toy store destination. We know the products and can assist you with your toy and hobby needs and promise a fun, personable shopping experience! Come and see us!

No time to shop? Ask us about our Gift Cards!


Featured Product: Kites!

Kite season is here!
March is the beginning of Kite Season and we have just received a large order of Kites to meet the demand. We have Mini kites, Sports kites, Shark kites, Airplane kites and more.
From the smallest to the experienced Kite flyer, we have something for everyone!!
Also, this Year’s Kite Festival in DC is in conjunction with the Cherry Blossom Festival which is scheduled for Saturday, March 25th from 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
So come in and select your kite and experience the fun of flying a kite.
2023 Blossom Kite Festival:
Washington Monument Grounds near 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Cost: FREE!
Rediscover the joy of kite-flying back on the Washington Monument this year! The National Cherry Blossom Kite Festival is a long-standing DC tradition encouraging attendees of all ages to fly kites among the cherry blossom trees. The iconic outdoor event is fun, free, and open to the public.
Visit the Cherry Blossom Festival Website for more info.


We are the exclusive DC metro area carrier of

I’m The Boss Of Me – The ITBOM Board Book

Come down to Whistle Stop, the current exclusive DC metro area carrier of I’m The Boss Of Me – The ITBOM Board Book – endorsed by parents, teachers, psychologists, therapists, & childhood specialists – and LOVED by little ones!!
Local Northern Virginia resident, Casey Waesche (KAY-see WAY-shee), created the ITBOM Series – I’m The Boss Of Me to teach children confidence, character, integrity, and self-esteem. It helps children understand that they have what it takes to be great Bosses of themselves and features happy & supportive, diverse children.


We will also deliver to you curbside if you call ahead! 

(703) 549-4912