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A great place to learn the history and requirement of the railway on the Chesapeake bay. Very... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Izonhim2007
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Logrono, Spain
Step back to a time in the past

I had wondered about the history of the area and the railroads influence. This is a great... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2018
E9945EWjohnw
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Owings, Maryland
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A turn-of-the-century railway museum featuring photos and other related memorabilia.
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4155 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732-5116
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+1 410-257-3892
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

A great place to learn the history and requirement of the railway on the Chesapeake bay. Very informative and although small it is entertaining for children.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Izonhim2007
Reviewed October 12, 2018

I was just killing time and walked in. I was really impressed by the history of Chesapeake beach and the huge structures, piers, roller coasters, dance halls it once had. I had no idea there was a railroad straight from DC to Chesapeake beach. It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

It's very small, but nice. Gives a good history of the former amusement park that was at the site. Parking lot was mostly full with people gambling at another building in the complex.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018

I didn't realize how small this place was until we got there… Three small rooms with more bathing suits on display than anything to do with trains. If you are already staying nearby, it's OK for a five minutes stop off to look around at...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

This little museum was right next to our hotel, and when we went in, I thought, "this will only take 5 minutes". But right away we were greeted by a woman who started talking about the displays and told us all kinds of fascinating facts...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

I had wondered about the history of the area and the railroads influence. This is a great explaination of that. Do not think Smithsonian! Yet I'm glad I went and look forward to returning one day. IT WAS COOL!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting museum. Staff was very informative about history and willing to share information. A lot of original things from past.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

According to the history of the town, the town Chesapeake Beach was founded by the Washington and Chesapeake Bay Railway Company in 1894 as a resort destination for people from the Washington D.C. area. There are no longer train to carry visitors to this resort...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed September 21, 2017

We stumbled across this little museum in Chesapeake Beach. It was fascinating to learn about the area's history and the trains that brought vacationers to the bay. Seeing models of the boardwalk and amusements of a day gone by made me wish I was around...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jim K
Reviewed September 8, 2017

This is a very interesting museum. Even have a train car on site. Got to catch a concert on the porch. Fun for the kids and adults.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Bobby M
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