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Chatham Railroad Museum

153 Depot Rd, Chatham, MA
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Ranked #11 of 22 attractions in Chatham
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Jan 4, 2014
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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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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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Boston, MA
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This place is great...and FREE. Very small but a lot of things packed in there. Kids loved it. I wish I had more time to look at all of the exhibits. There is an old caboose that that kids can go in. Also right across the street from a playground which is convenient to entertain little ones.

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New York
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17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Small yet interesting museum containing railroad models and history. The kids loved it and especially going on the old caboose. The volunteer there was helpful in answering questions and great with the kids. A free attraction however donations are encouraged to maintain it.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This museum is quite small but has a wonderful character about it. We went into the Caboose outside and met a volunteer renvating the windows. The volunteers are obviously very proud of the museum and were friendly and helpful. There was no admission charge, donations are requested. A good museum to visit.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

This beautiful museum, filled with endless treasures related to all aspects of the history of railroads, was so much fun to visit. Our family group consisted of toddlers to grandparents and everyone had fun and learned a great deal. The museum building is a wonderfully restored railroad depot built in 1887 and being able to go aboard the well preserved... More

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