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!

Exciting news! We now offer e-Gift Cards! Interested in buying your loved one the experience of shopping in a privately owned Toy & Hobby shop? You can purchase them online.


Featured Item of the Week: Kites!

This year’s Kite Festival is Saturday, March 30th! 

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!


2019 Blossom Kite Festival: 

10 AM – 4:30 PM

Grounds of the Washington Monument near 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW

Cost: FREE!

The 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. Bring your own kite!

For more info. visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival website.

Some Fun Facts About Kites:

  • Did you know that more adults in the world fly kites than children?
  • Kites are used for bird scaring, forecasting the weather and frightening evil spirits away.
  • 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.