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“Nice little museum - staff knowledgeable of history here.”

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The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum
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Owner description: A turn-of-the-century railway museum featuring photos and other related memorabilia.
Reviewed March 1, 2013

This is a nice, little museum to visit if you happen to be in the Chesapeake Beach area. Many artifacts and information about the railway that serviced Chesapeake Beach and of the Amusement Park that was once located here. The staff was able to answer most of our questions and were very pleasant - they really seem to enjoy their volunteer jobs here. Restaurants are near - though a little pricey. There is a McDonalds in the plaza on the roadway coming in. A good place to visit for an hour or so.

Thank Mako13Man
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

This nicely restored depot was donated to Calvert County by the Rod 'N' Reel Resort, in whose parking lot it sits.

The depot is now a gem of local history and color, a small 3-room museum about the train that ran from DC to Chesapeake Beach from 1900 to 1935, when Chesapeake Beach had a boardwalk and ambitions to be another Atlantic City or Coney Island. It takes only half an hour to look at the interesting photos, postcards and artifacts that have been donated or found along the old RR right of way.

The curators have done a good job, the local volunteers are really nice, and you'll learn that you're in a long line of visitors to CB's beaches, bars and boats.

1  Thank mleonard6
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Tiny volunteer Rail Road center is cute and obvious they pulled things together on a shoestring. Very interesting displays and video. Was nice to remember the trains. Again, nothing fancy but simple and obviously created by people who loved the old steam trains. Worth spending 30-45 minutes in between the more energetic attractions in CB...

1  Thank alex y
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

I can't recommend this museum highly enough! It is packed full of artifacts, photos & fascinating information! I send all our guests to visit The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum. If you're visiting Calvert County, it is not to be missed!

Thank OpenGatesFarm
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

Old broken down good idea. Nice tiki bar nearby.

Nice area to walk around. Good photo spot.

1  Thank Dr_Bill_Corcoran
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