Chatham Railroad Museum

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Chatham Railroad Museum
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Gamine1949
Gujan-Mestras, France700 contributions
A lovely museum with train artifacts and great volunteers
Jun 2019 • Friends
Being train buffs we always look for quaint museums and this is one of them. Located in the old station it has small artifacts that are well displayed. Entrance is free and donations accepted.
Written June 13, 2019
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NboroGirl
Northborough, MA151 contributions
Free Fun for the Family
Jun 2018 • Couples
This is a short walk from town and just across the street from the outfield of the Chatham ball park. Even though I've been here once before, we enjoyed our quick trip here last week. It was an interesting diversion on a rainy day and would be a nice place for families with children. The old train station is preserved and probably looks like it did when it was built in the 1800s. Inside it has many artifacts from trains, some are hands-on like the bells you can ring and the fog horn (warning - it's loud!) There's a model of what the Chatham train yard looked like in the past, as well as photos. Behind the station on a track is a caboose that you can board and learn what the function of the caboose is.
Written June 26, 2018
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Roger L
55 contributions
very nice for a half hour or so
Jun 2018 • Family
loved the caboose and the inside of musuem the musuem keeper was very knowledgable with all my questions go and enjoy
Written June 23, 2018
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Keelyn S
Lowell, MA108 contributions
Good stop
Aug 2017 • Family
Good for a quick stop with small kids who love trains. Kept our 2.5 year old busy for about a half an hour. Entrance via donation. Cool caboose for kids to check out. Can't really touch many model trains.
Written August 4, 2017
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Valentina T
Chatham, MA318 contributions
Informative & entertaining! Best of all FREE!
Jun 2017 • Solo
I've lived in Chatham for a decade, and finally passed by when the museum was open. It was an overcast summer day, and I was the only person there. I spent a good hour reviewing all the artifacts and learning about my town's history. My favorite was the large model that showed how the town used to look at the turn of the century - a completely different world than it is now, used to be so much industry!
I will be back again, it's a fascinating piece of history.
Oh, and it's free. There's a donation box, and yes, I did donate, but there's no set admission, which is so nice for the tourists that get gouged at just about every attraction here on Cape.
Written July 23, 2017
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W T
Boston, MA373 contributions
Choo choo Chatham!
Aug 2016 • Family
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 for adults and children alike. Free to visit, and donations always welcome.
Written August 18, 2016
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Steve C
Harwich, MA343 contributions
A Piece of Chatham History of Interest to the Whole Family
Jun 2016 • Solo
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 real piece of Chatham and Cape Cod before the days of the automobile.

It is the original station on its original site, which at the time was quite expansive, as seen in a wonderful model that is on display. The ticket counter and office provide a real sense of realism to this place, and it allows one to really envision what it was like to be the station master.

There are many model trains on display, and out behind the depot is WOODEN CABOOSE # 18452, which has been fully restored with the lockers, conductor’s desk, and cupola intact. This caboose was constructed during 1910, in the New York Central shops, and traveled over 1 million miles at the end of freight trains running between New York City and Chicago, ILL. An audio system provides the realistic sounds of a train rolling along the track with a whistle blowing and brakes squealing at stops, thus making this a very entertaining stop for families with children.

The docent that was there during my visit was VERY informative and helpful, providing lots of small tidbits that I would not have otherwise gotten. Take the time to engage the docent who is there during your visit; you will not be disappointed.

This is definitely worth a visit.
Written June 23, 2016
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Chowhound59
Marysville, CA190 contributions
missed it by that much!
Sep 2015 • Family
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.
Written September 24, 2015
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MindyK07076
Scotch Plains, NJ24 contributions
nice displays
Sep 2015 • Couples
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.
Written September 20, 2015
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hilda102320
Hopewell, VA320 contributions
Great activity for a rainy day.
Aug 2015 • Family
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 ticket with their names printed on it. They have great models inside and several hands on exhibits. I would recommend. Even this old timer enjoyed the visit,
Written August 25, 2015
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