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Trip Advisor One of the smaller railway museums
Jul 08, 2014 by: ManicUSAVisitor from London, England
This museum is easy to find and has plenty of free parking. I, like me, you arrive to find the museum locked, just walk to the visitor centre and they will open it for you. It has 2 display rooms with a model railway (not running) in one



Trip Advisor Small and Interesting
Nov 28, 2012 by: TolerantTraveler from Washington DC, District of Columbia
This has photos and tells a bit of the history of the town of Bowie. The lady in charge was very helpful about letting us know what else was good to see in the area.



Trip Advisor Great Museum of Bowie History
Sep 22, 2012 by: EilSat from Methuen, Massachusetts
The town of Bowie, Maryland was founded as a stop on the railroad. Unfortunately, the railroad is gone but the museum tells of a by-gone era. This is a great trip for children who can walk, not recommended for strollers. There are some pictures on the wall of Old Bowie. The staff is volunteer and the museum is open mostly on weekends.



Trip Advisor A must see!
Jun 26, 2012 by: ABlairBowie_MD from Bowie, MD
The trip with neices and nephews made this an educational experience. Can't wait to take the basketball team!



Trip Advisor Informative, local museum
Aug 27, 2011 by: Davidwatts from Washington, DC
Small museum with professional exhibits. Focuses on rail history of Bowie, MD and for kids, a primer on railroading in general. Museum has several parts; a caboose, small buildings and a now out of service interlocking tower. The caboose is primarily for children and has small toys and brief description of what cabooses were for. The small buildings have displays on railroad history of in Bowie (good selection of PRR printed material) and an small model railroad. The former interlocking tower is the best part; it is well preserved and includes various employee manuals and timetables and other printed material that would have been in use by the towermen. Tower has a great view of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, so there are plenty of trains to see. Well worth a trip for folks interested in trains or with children so interested.


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