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Brunswick Railroad Museum

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Address: 40 W Potomac St, Brunswick, MD 21716
Phone Number: (301) 834-7100
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Well-maintained and curated Brunswick local History Museum on second floor, combined with County exhibits and gift shop on first floor and great small scale railroad covering the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2014
Maria R
Brunswick, Maryland, United States
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One floor is entirely devoted to the B&O railroad form union Station in DC up to Brunswick. Kids will enjoy hitting the buttons to flash lights, sound the train horn, lower crossing guards, etc. other floor us devoted to life in the early 20th century showing rooms with period furniture pieces. Disclaimer... Extremely partial to this place as they have... More 

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Harker Heights
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190 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Stopped by on a Sunday afternoon after leaving Harper Ferry, but found the musuem closed at 4 pm and of course I got there at 4:11. Hope to catch it next time, as glimpse thru the window looked very interesting. It sits on Main Street, where parking is limited but at least on weekends it appears you can park south... More 

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Washington DC
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163 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Great local history and a wonderful model layout of the Met! I wish there was more (or someway) to have a way to see/visit real trains here as Brunswick is known for this. I love the Canal history too! Very well done museum, great for kids.

Frederick, Maryland
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I had high expectations and most of them were met but I missed an interactive train track like the Hagerstown railroad museum has for the kids. The third floor for the toddlers is where the action is - wonderful layout with towns and rivers and brides and tunnels for the trains to travel through and enough going on to hold... More 

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Kunkletown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We absolutely loved this museum!!! The interactive/ hands-on exhibits are outstanding and great for all ages. Reasonably priced entrance fee, (totally worth every penny). The train display was really neat and very detailed.

Thank TheDoctor28929
Brunswick, Maryland
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49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It's not open all the time, which is tricky - it's all volunteers. But it's a place you want to soak in because there just is so much to learn about Brunswick's railroad history.

Thank Cyndi W
Kunkletown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Now called the Brunswick Heritage Museum (because they have things other than just railroad), we enjoyed the interactive features for kids as well as the miniature train display.

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Brunswick, Maryland, United States
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Well-maintained and curated Brunswick local History Museum on second floor, combined with County exhibits and gift shop on first floor and great small scale railroad covering the entire third floor. Great place to take the kids or just spend some time browsing and learning about area history.

Thank Maria R
Kiev, Ukraine
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408 reviews
348 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We saw an interesting ad for this place in a brochure of local attractions while visited Frederick. We decided to make the trip only to find out it was only open on weekends. And this was not printed on the advertisement we saw. It wasn't a long drive from Frederick, but it was definitely out of the way to drive... More 

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Brunswick, Md.
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325 reviews
129 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you are a railroad enthusiast this is a MUST see and visit museum. This is in the heart of Civil War country with a lot of things to see and do. The entire museum is a must-see. Make sure you plan to spend time on the 3rd floor where the ginormous model train is set up. It is very... More 

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