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Eastern Shore Railway Museum

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Address: Dunne Avenue, Railroad Square, Parksley, VA 757-665-7245
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A nice little railroad musuem!

We planned this stop on our way through the area and we were not disappointed. The museum has several restored passenger cars and several other cars. The restored station is... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Rob H
Keymar, Maryland
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Lewes, Delaware
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

My son is older than the 4 to 6 year old train lover he was days ago and this was perfect for him (8 at the time of first visit and still going strong at 10) He is always up for an adventure and doesn't mind a drive. We tacked this onto the end of a visit to the NASA... More 

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Keymar, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We planned this stop on our way through the area and we were not disappointed. The museum has several restored passenger cars and several other cars. The restored station is also a great tour, along with the artifacts in the museum building. My kids loved playing with the train toys in the museum as well. The lady on staff at... More 

Thank Rob H
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Kids get to hop on real box cars to view them. There is a small gift shop on the grounds and small childrens area. Some pamphlets but not much else. Staff friendly.

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Bowie, Maryland
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This Museum is just a gem of a place to visit. I learned about it through different informational sources, and decided to pay the place a visit. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to see this unique museum. The guided tour includes excursions into actual rail cars ... two cabooses, a sleeping (roomette) car, mail car, dining... More 

1 Thank Robert M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

If you are a true rail fan this is a must stop if in the area! They have several restored cars you can enter as well as a building set up like year gone by. Unfortunately, by the time we got there it was almost closing time and only had a few minutes. In the main building they have a... More 

1 Thank Barbara O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this out of the way museum. There is an interesting collection of such items as railroad lanterns, posters, tools, etc. Outside you'll find several train cars and even the old Hopeton, Va station, as the Parksley station was razed a number of years ago. The very informative guide took us through each car (she... More 

2 Thank catem
Eastern Shore
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

My wife and I took a little trip last weekend traveling the back roads of the lower Eastern Shore. We ended up in this cute little town of Parksley , VA. and the Railroad Museum located alongside the downtown park and farmers market. The trains were all locked so we had to settle for peering into the trains from the... More 

2 Thank Stanley_43
Newville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

We stopped on a Sunday and the museum was not opened but the sign indicates it is okay to wander around and view the equipment on display which we did. There is no motive power, it is all about the railroad cars which is a bit different than most railroad museums. The town looks like time has passed it by... More 

5 Thank OBX717
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2013

The focus of this museum on the cars instead of the engines gives a nice focus. It is good to see not only the different types of cars, but also to see them in different stages of restoration. This gives a good perspective on how much work it takes to restore these beautiful machines to the look of their former... More 

3 Thank Paul_from_VA
Tidewater, VA
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Reviewed 19 November 2010

Both my wife and I were quite surprised and happy with our experience at this museum. It is the first railway museum that I have been to that is more aligned with the rest of the train than the engines, and how these affected the growth and history of Parksley, VA and the Eastern Shore. They currently have two new... More 

4 Thank Cornishchough

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