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Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum
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Very pleasant little museum
Nov 01, 2014 by: James G from Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
It's not large, but you have to appreciate what is offered. A real cab you can sit in, a lot of ephemera, and three gigantic model railroad layouts with some interactive features. There's a lot of play stuff for kids, and trains out back you can climb on. The docents know a lot of Western Maryland Railroad history. If you are just looking to see a lot of trains, go to the B&O Museum or Smithsonian, but if you are interested in getting hands on with the history of railroads as they built the region this is an enjoyable and friendly place with plenty to keep kids fascinated.
Great for our children!
Sep 17, 2014 by: botanical_fan from Columbia, Maryland
Our 3 little boys LOVE trains and we are always on the lookout for a new place to let them explore and watch live models at work. The Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum was a great little find that my husband came across. A little over an hour from where we live in Columbia MD. We ventured out for a Saturday afternoon visit (they are only open I believe on weekend afternoons, possibly run by volunteers) their was on site parking as well as an actual train station and track next to the museum where we got to observe an actual CSX train in action. Inside the museum there is both an informative section downstairs as well as an upstairs room with several HO Scale layouts and even a smaller (18 inches off the floor) layout that the children could flip switches and make the trains move (Race each other) which my boys enjoyed very much. They have a wooden train that the children can play on and have imaginative play, as well as 3 train activity tables for the youngest train enthusiasts. Plenty of space for about a 1 hour visit with the Children guiding the experience. They have bathrooms (which could use a serious facelift but were functional) and they are working on a lower level Christmas display. We would return again. Admission is reasonable $5 for adults and 50 cents for children. There is a train themed gift shop as well.
Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum
Aug 05, 2014 by: Kenny21NJ from Bellmawr, New Jersey
A two floor Museum First floor is a small. has many real railroad artifacts of the area. Second floor has model trains for the kids to enjoy. Be aware there is no Roundhouse to look at. It was torn down. There are real trains outside but it a working railroad. so you can't get to close.
Small little railroad museum
Jul 30, 2014 by: John P from Fairfax, Virginia
We expected to see more than is offered at this museum. We did enjoy several other sites in town to help salvage the trip.
Quaint but a good time
Jul 12, 2014 by: RockabillyDave from Duncansville, Pennsylvania
Nice little small town train museum. Took my 2 yr old he loved the hands on trains. Awesome model train set up very lifelike. Small building but a neat stop and cheap to get in. Large older trains outside to check out too. Worth the stop if your in town.
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