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Address: 153 Depot Rd, Chatham, MA
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Great activity for a rainy day.

I took my two grandsons here on a rainy Saturday in August. It is run by volunteers who are very helpful and have lots of history. It is not big but it is free. We made a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I took my two grandsons here on a rainy Saturday in August. It is run by volunteers who are very helpful and have lots of history. It is not big but it is free. We made a donation of $20. There is a restored caboose in the yard, that the kids just loved The volunteer gave each child a railroad... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

It's run by volunteer docents who r happy to share the history of the railroad along w colorful stories to give u a sense of what it was like. They offer many train replicas along w antiquities to appreciate the history. They also have a rare wooden caboose outside u can walk thru. Great for kids and intimate enough that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great for kids friends and family to interact with the tools and have fun not to mention getting to go into a caboose in the back

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Writing review after a long time so details not coming back to me. Just remember it was a nice place to go to especially if it's not beach weather and enjoyed their displays. Doesn't take a long time to see everything, we spent about an hour at most, but it was something to do.

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

RR museum is a great activity to do with the kids. Interactive station and a real caboose to walk through/climb on outside.

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Lake Placid, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Wonderful visit! Nicely maintained station and railroad artifacts. Well crafted models and fascinating railway memorabilia. Very cool to see the interior of caboose! Friendly and knowledgeable volunteer greeted the visitors. Definitely a must see for young and old alike!

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Northern Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a small museum set inside the original station. It has some very interesting items for display and being able to go inside the caboose was very interesting. You won't spend too much time here but it is worth the stop if you like this sort of thing.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Small, quaint piece of history. My husband is a train enthusiast and we both love history. So interesting to look back in time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This museum is in the old victorian style railroad depot built in 1887. The rail service lasted only fifty years but it was a glorious fifty years. The exhibits include a Western Union office with the old telegraph equipment and a restored caboose.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We came across this accident and it is a hidden gem if you are interested in railroad history. Staff very knowledgable.

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