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Bowie Train Station Museum

8614 Chestnut Ave, Bowie, MD 20715-3732
+1 301-809-3089
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Meh.

Parents were in town and love museums so this was on the agenda. It's open 10-4 and we arrived at... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
levinwest
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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Washington Trip with family

We stayed in Maryland with family and visited the museum before heading to Washington. So glad we... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
lorisG902GQ
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Grove City, Ohio
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8614 Chestnut Ave, Bowie, MD 20715-3732
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Parents were in town and love museums so this was on the agenda. It's open 10-4 and we arrived at about 315 and were promptly reminded that they close at 4'. A chilly day so no one else had come so the.buildings weren't open. We...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We stayed in Maryland with family and visited the museum before heading to Washington. So glad we did! Nice way to start our family trip together.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Bowie block tower was one of my first of many towers to qualify working at in the early 1980's just prior to Amtrak moving to a modern central control system (ctec)and it remained one of my favorites with plenty of stories to tell about working...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

I had my boy/girl twins' 3rd Thomas Themed birthday day party at the Bowie Railroad Museum and it was perfect! We were able to use the field behind the museum and the restrooms in the Visitor Center. Paired with the games and food I had,...More

Thank Amber C
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

I visited Maryland during the Women's March on DC in January 2017 and we enjoyed our time visiting the train station. It was a lovely museum. Small but very sweet!

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Immensely enjoyed train museum. The switching room was really interesting. What made the trip even better was a passing train. Really a lot to see and worth the time.

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

If you are into trains, this is a must do and see. Very small museum but packs a lot into a small space. They have the history museum onsite (restrooms) and the train station museum and tower. When we were there, they were expecting to...More

Thank Ray and Jan H
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Well spent 1/2 hr visit. We were looking for something to fill in some time before a football game and this fit the bill perfectly. James definitely knew his stuff and gave us a very informative tour. We found all of the exhibits very interesting....More

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Reviewed 18 May 2016

A nice, small museum, and an old Pennsy tower. This is along the North East Corridor, so Amtrack's Acela's and the MARC commuters go by frequently. If you're lucky, you catch the one weekly coal train allowed on the line. Across the tracks is one...More

Thank Patrick S
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

This museum is interesting as far as the history of Bowie goes, but it's very small and not much to see. The day we stopped by there was no one to talk to or ask questions. There were some brochures laying around and that's about...More

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