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The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum

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Address: 4155 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732-5116
Phone Number: +1 410-257-3892
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A turn-of-the-century railway museum featuring photos and other related...

A turn-of-the-century railway museum featuring photos and other related memorabilia.

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Interesting piece of Maryland History

Two weeks ago I went fishing with Rod n' Reel at Chesapeake Beach, MD. I had such a good time I returned to the Beach yesterday. We visited the Railway Museum right next to Rod n... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 August 2016
Andrea B
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Two weeks ago I went fishing with Rod n' Reel at Chesapeake Beach, MD. I had such a good time I returned to the Beach yesterday. We visited the Railway Museum right next to Rod n' Reel, a small museum that does a terrific job telling us about the railroad that connected the Chesapeake Western Shore to Washington DC. from... More 

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Annapolis
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We were staying at the Chesapeake Resort and went over to check out the museum. The lady there was very friendly and loved what she did - showed us around and explained in detail the pictures and artifacts. Never knew anything about this railroad from DC to Chesapeake Beach.. Do not miss this museum when visiting Chesapeake Beach.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is more like a freestanding train that you can walk through at your convenience. It was fun for the children to see an old train, but calling it a museum is a stretch.

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New Windsor
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105 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

This museum was very focused on the days of the rail line to this resort in times gone by. Examples of swim wear of the times were on display.

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Huntingtown, Maryland
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The Railcar is really one of the best attraction in the town....and McDonalds. I would go see it if you happen to be in the area.

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

This sweet little museum has incredible pictures and artifacts from the days when Chesapeake Beach was a destination via the train from DC. My daughter visited and was touched by how kind the person working the museum was to her. You will find many facts and tidbits of days gone by. We wish that the roller coaster was still around... More 

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San Francisco, California
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

very interesting. The staff was helpful. I spent almost an hour looking at all of the displays. It was great to see the big map inside the entrance.

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

The musuem is in an old railroad car and is very small. But they have some unique period pieces. The volunteer railroad guide staff are very friendly and full of interesting stories.

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Thank V S
Port Republic
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119 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is a fun and very informative museum. The staff are very friendly and well informed. I'm not a big train buff or anything but I still found it to be entertaining. It is right in the heart of town and next to the spa and hotel. Plenty of restaurants, shops nearby plus the beach and boardwalk. Nice place to... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

This little museum is next to the Hotel and Spa. It takes up just a few yards of space, but the greeters are informed and friendly and the exhibits are interesting to all-ages.

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