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Address: 153 Depot Rd, Chatham, MA 02633-2011
Phone Number: 5089455100
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Choo choo Chatham!

Have been to Chatham a bunch of times but had never visited this museum. What a neat find! Located at the end of the Chatham extension of the Old Colony rail trail bike path, this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2016
W T
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Have been to Chatham a bunch of times but had never visited this museum. What a neat find! Located at the end of the Chatham extension of the Old Colony rail trail bike path, this museum is the only original train station in Cape Cod and has a host of old pictures, memorabilia, as well as the old caboose. Great... More 

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Akumal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This was one of my many stops during Chatham History Weekend 2016, which provided a great incentive and opportunity to visit the Chatham Railroad Museum, which is on Depot Street, up behind the baseball field. I believe many people think about the more highly touted sights in and around Chatham center, but this museum provides a small glimpse into a... More 

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Marysville, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This is an old depot wit a caboose next to it. Unfortunately it was closed for the season as of the day we stopped by. It would be a quick stop when they are open, worth the half hour to see it.

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed our visit. Nancy and Bill were excellent docents! My husband is a railroad buff and loved chatting with Nancy and Bill.

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Hopewell, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I took my two grandsons here on a rainy Saturday in August. It is run by volunteers who are very helpful and have lots of history. It is not big but it is free. We made a donation of $20. There is a restored caboose in the yard, that the kids just loved The volunteer gave each child a railroad... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

It's run by volunteer docents who r happy to share the history of the railroad along w colorful stories to give u a sense of what it was like. They offer many train replicas along w antiquities to appreciate the history. They also have a rare wooden caboose outside u can walk thru. Great for kids and intimate enough that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Great for kids friends and family to interact with the tools and have fun not to mention getting to go into a caboose in the back

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Writing review after a long time so details not coming back to me. Just remember it was a nice place to go to especially if it's not beach weather and enjoyed their displays. Doesn't take a long time to see everything, we spent about an hour at most, but it was something to do.

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

RR museum is a great activity to do with the kids. Interactive station and a real caboose to walk through/climb on outside.

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Lake Placid, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Wonderful visit! Nicely maintained station and railroad artifacts. Well crafted models and fascinating railway memorabilia. Very cool to see the interior of caboose! Friendly and knowledgeable volunteer greeted the visitors. Definitely a must see for young and old alike!

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