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“Worth a stop”
Review of Strasburg Museum

Strasburg Museum
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Strasburg
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

We stopped here on our way from Arlington to West Virginia and enjoyed the time we spent here. Although not big, the museum is crammed full of historical items, from old baby carriages to a moonshine still, to an old salon hairdryer. Although things weren't as well labeled as some fancier museums, it was fun just to wander around. Out back, there is a train car that has a model railroad setup inside. We were lucky enough to be here when the builder was working on the track. It was really a very cool setup. He explained how he made the background mural from photos that he had taken of the local area and then combined pictures of old buildings and cars. He even had an area, where you could lean over and place your head close to the track as the train was coming get a real-life perspective. A fun place just to walk around and well worth the price at $3 for adults.

2  Thank Lance P
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

For those who want to explore a bit in this small, but quaint town of Strasburg, the Strasburg Museum is a wonderful little side venture, especially for train enthusiasts. I plan to go again when I have more time to linger. I was on my way out of town, needing to return home, but stopped in to 'check it out' for future reference.

I was not disappointed and the staff were very courteous and helpful, as well as being understanding of my need to make a quick perusal of the museum. I highly recommend visitors stop by the museum, and if possible, linger much longer than I did. I plan to return!

2  Thank poopsie017
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

The museum is just beside the railroad, and it was first a pottery barn but later became a railway station. "Million" things to look at! A lot of history!

1  Thank Martin B
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

This was so chock full of stuff that I didn't know where to look first yet there was so much interesting and strange items in here, many of which I'd never seen before, including a display of various kinds of barbed wire, a perm machine, an unfinished painting of George Washington and some cool Native American artifacts.There's Civil War and Railroad artifacts here and even a cool model railroad set up in an old baggage car out back. The only thing I would have liked to see was better things to purchase in the gift shop, their selection was a little tacky, but this really is a little gem in Strasburg.

2  Thank debby t
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Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

The Strasburg Museum is one of the best local museums I've ever visited. It's located in a great old building (originally a pottery and then a railway depot), which has a lot of character and is worth seeing in its own right. The museum has a very diverse collection that helps bring local history alive. It is well organized by theme (Civil War, railway, Victorian, general store, fire department, education, blacksmith, etc.) and has so many items that it would take multiple visits to see them all. The descriptions are a bit lacking, but the range and quality of items and the way in which they are presented is fascinating and very appealing. Perhaps its most noteable feature is its extensive collection of Strasburg pottery for which the town is so famous. The museum is run by very friendly and knowledgable local volunteers. Overall, the Strasburg Museum is worth a visit. It has something for everyone.

3  Thank Phil1863
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