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Photo Op

Picturesque area in town for family photos. Walking distance from downtown activities and... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
baldeagle8502
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Lake Worth, Florida
Good Visit to This Interesting Museum

This museum is housed in the B & O Railroad Station and presents the history of the railroad in... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
LivinglifeinPA
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Allentown, PA
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9 Mar 2018
“Photo Op”
10 Nov 2017
“Good Visit to This Interesting Museum”
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117 E Liberty St, Oakland, MD 21550-1201
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Picturesque area in town for family photos. Walking distance from downtown activities and restaurants.

Thank baldeagle8502
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This museum is housed in the B & O Railroad Station and presents the history of the railroad in Garrett County through artifacts. Such a gorgeous Queen Anne building! It's like taking a step into the past when entering this museum. No entrance fee..........just donations.

1  Thank LivinglifeinPA
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We are huge B & O Train Lore fans. As children, we had free passes to ride the B & O to Oakland and to Cumberland. It is great to visit this historical, and well maintained Museum. Lots of free parking, and the rails are...More

1  Thank SavantIII_11
Reviewed 27 June 2017

You can almost hear the ghosts of the past as your walk around this site. You can imagine the trains pulling in and the folks going to or coming home from work. Travelers needing rest. Oh what fun!

Thank stm1258
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This beautiful Queen Anne train station may look familiar to train buffs as it has graced the cover of a book on train stations. I'm not surprised. It has been beautifully restored and is open limited hours to the public. Any train buff will enjoy...More

3  Thank BoMaCho
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Very interesting and the gentleman working was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend.

1  Thank Dara B
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband visited here during the Autumn Glory Festival. This station was built in the 1880s and it was a passenger train station for trains that came through the area in the 19th and early 20th century. Trains stopped here in Oakland, Maryland on their...More

1  Thank VAvisitor
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Looks like a restoration recently happened. The building is in beautiful condition. LOTS of great information here. If you're a railroad buff, worth the stop. Check the hours, as they are limited. Wish more of the railroad depots survived and were in this condition.

Thank Imzpickle
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Visited "The Gateway to the West" train museum and enjoyed the visit albeit very short because the bldg closes at 3PM Wed-Sun. There were several exhibit cases showcasing the history of Western Maryland's railroad past. Worth the visit.

1  Thank Traveler1795
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Very friendly volunteers will talk your ears off. The museum is free but you can give donations. The caboose guy is full of stories and will give you the tour of their caboose. This isn't a huge place but well worth an hour to visit.

1  Thank Tim B
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No train to ride, although there was one on the tracks outside. It was not accessible, though.
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