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Chatham Railroad Museum

153 Depot Rd, Chatham, MA
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Ranked #13 of 22 Attractions in Chatham
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Sep 21, 2014
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Northern Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
14 helpful votes 14 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 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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