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Chatham Railroad Museum

153 Depot Rd, Chatham, MA
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Ranked #12 of 22 Attractions in Chatham
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 12, 2014
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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NH
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Chatham, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Chatham Ma RR Museum is one of the few original stations still in it's original location. It ha a marvelous collection of RR memorabilia and Station Masters office with the telegraph keys and old phones used throughout it's history.

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Madison, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Of course we loved this placed ... We are retired Conductors.. I even left my hat and punch there ....being that I was one of the original 10 women that hired out at Conrail / Amtrak/ Metro North!!!! Had The Best Job in World!! This place is great for old timers like us!!

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Oakville, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

don't go out of your way to visit. Old caboose to go into. The main building is an old train station house - kind of interesting. Decent collection of old railway-type memorabilia.

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CT
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We took our 2.5yr old son here thinking he would love it since he loves trains.Well turns out there really isn't anything all that interesting for a young boy.My 60yr old father on the other hand enjoyed this visit.It's a small museum with a caboose in the back.The caboose was fun to walk in but our son rather be on... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Took our 4yr, 2yr, 1month old after the Fish Pier this year. Great small space for everything trains. Model, books, mock old style train office, memorabilia, and an old out of service caboose to explore out back. There's a playground right across the street, I'll be attaching a far view picture of, to hit before or after your visit. This... More

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Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

It is in an old train station. There is a caboose on the property that can be toured. There is a lot of memorabilia inside. It is small and quick. My grandson is into trains so it was a must for him. We spend at least an hour going in and out. It is a free attraction but you can... More

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Paris, France
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This was a nice free stop for us. It's very small and can be done quickly or you can take your time. My kids enjoyed playing with the morse code and trying to guess letters. The caboose is nice to visit too.

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