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Bowie Train Station Museum

8614 Chestnut Ave, Bowie, MD 20715-3732
+1 301-809-3089
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Great visit with my friends.

I visited Maryland during the Women's March on DC in January 2017 and we enjoyed our time visiting... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Lori S
Grove City, Ohio
Train Fun

Immensely enjoyed train museum. The switching room was really interesting. What made the trip even... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Bowie, Maryland
via mobile
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8614 Chestnut Ave, Bowie, MD 20715-3732
+1 301-809-3089
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Reviewed 11 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!

Thank Lori S
Reviewed 24 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.

Thank 634fredericks
Reviewed 14 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
Reviewed 19 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

Thank SVH823
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
Reviewed 26 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

Thank rhondah67
Reviewed 17 December 2015

A quick telling of the importance of Bowie to railroading in this region. The spur rail line built from 'Bowie' to Washington DC is now part of AMTRAK's Northeast Corridor. The freight station and Pennsylvania RR tower are interesting to see. Plenty of room for...More

Thank bowiejohn2015
Reviewed 25 July 2015

A small little museum. Bowie Train Station was integral to the area in the past. There is a museum and a caboose that you can walk around in. Next door is the Bowie Town Grill which is a very good restaurant.

Reviewed 17 June 2015

There really isn't much to see. There were some brochures and a few artifacts and a train car. Not particularly interesting. There are some overpriced antique shops nearby.

Thank Pamie54
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Nice little museum right next to the train tracks for ambiance. There are several antique stores within walking distance and two little restaurants one with an ice cream parlor inside.

Thank RichHQ
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