Gaithersburg Community Museum

Gaithersburg, MD

Where are we going?

Gaithersburg Community Museum
9 S Summit Ave
MD 20877


What is there to do?

Did you know...that the Gaitherburg Railroad Station was a major rail complex when it was build all the way back in 1884?  Well, now you do!

The Gaithersburg Community Museum can teach you a whole host of fun facts and cool information, as it celebrates the dynamic transportation and history of it's city.

There are permanent exhibitions for you to enjoy, as well as rotating exhibitions to keep you coming back.  The museum is a great source of history so there are educational programs offered in the Freight House.

History Park is snug between the Train Station and the Freight House, and this features really fascinating historical photographs and information of the city over the years, as it has developed into what you know today.

Love trains?  Then you will love this!  There are rolling exhibits showcasing the beautiful old trains, from the years gone by. Have a close look and see if there is anything you had never noticed about trains before!  You might do on the 1918 Buffalo Creek and Gauley Steam Locomotive, or the really cool 1950's Budd Car.

A great way to spend a day with the family looking into the past of a beautiful Maryland city. 

How much does it cost?

Adults: Donations appreciated


When can we go?

10:00am - 3:00pm

Open Tuesday - Saturday


Any top tips?

They often have Train Days and StoryTime Sessions throughout the year - keep an eye out for these events so you can plan your trip around them!

I’m Hungry!

The Old Ticket Station features a local eatery you can recharge your history batteries. There is also a coffee shop which sell other beverages, fresh fruits, baked goods, homemade sandwiches, soups and salads.

Healthy Eating

The coffee shop sells healthy foods (sandwiches, salads) so you can be sure you can find something. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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