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“Railroad history comes to life here!” 5 of 5 stars
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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
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Providence, Rhode Island
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Railroad history comes to life here!”
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 1910 caboose was a special treat!

Visited August 2012
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New York, NY
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3 attraction reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great little stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Stopped in the RR museum on an cold overcast day when we couldn't go to the beach. The museum is very cute, just one room but it houses a lot of memorabilia, our two year old so especially loved the restored caboose in the back of the museum. Great playground across from the museum as other reviewers mentioned, in addition the museum is next to the fire station.

Visited July 2012
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“Good quick stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012 via mobile

Took my five year old to the railroad museum today. My first impression was it is small. But once we entered I was pleasantly surprised. The one large room was filled with antique memorabilia from lanterns and old telephones to model trains and old railroad police badges. There was even a toy wooden train for the young visitors. The smaller room was dedicated to the telegraph and train tickets. This was an exciting part because everything was hands on and my daughter really enjoyed listening to the sample Morse code and be able to "send" a message back. The highlight however was the full sized caboose in the back. It was interesting to see how life was like as a train engineer. All in all, I would recommend this stop to anyone who loves trains and has a twenty minutes to a half hour to spare.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Small and Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

The Chatham Railroad Museum is a very fun place for kids. They can pretend they are selling tickets at a train counter, use a telegraph and typewriter, and go in a model caboose. It is small and quick, but a great place for children to go.

Visited November 2011
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Chatham, Massachusetts
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17 attraction reviews
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“All Aboard!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

What a great afternoon we had at the railroad museum. We were able to walk through an old caboose and see what the conditions were really like back then. There was all kinds of memorabilia to look at in the museum. There's a huge Playground across the street. Bring the kids.

Visited September 2011
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