We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Chatham Railroad Museum

Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 153 Depot Rd, Chatham, MA
Phone Number: 5089455100
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 29 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A Piece of Chatham History of Interest to the Whole Family

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
TheAkumalian
,
Akumal
Add Photo Write a Review

29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 29: English reviews
Akumal
Level Contributor
70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank TheAkumalian
Marysville, CA
Level Contributor
178 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank Chowhound59
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank MindyK07076
Hopewell, Virginia
Level Contributor
212 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank hilda102320
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
190 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank travelgirlnyc25
Level Contributor
4 reviews
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

Helpful?
Thank TibialPrune9549
Saratoga Springs, New York
Level Contributor
27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
3 Thank Pgruder
Hingham, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank Smelia76
Lake Placid, New York
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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!

Helpful?
2 Thank Katie H
Northern Illinois
Level Contributor
143 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 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.

Helpful?
3 Thank bclarke292

Travelers who viewed Chatham Railroad Museum also viewed

 

Been to Chatham Railroad Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Chatham Railroad Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?