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Brunswick Heritage Museum

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Address: 40 W Potomac St, Brunswick, MD 21716-1111
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Brunswick Railroad Museum with HO train layout depicting B&O Railroad line from Washington, DC to Harpers Ferry, WV.

Stopped by with my daughter and her friend. Visited the C&O Canal museum on the first floor, the early 1900s Brunswick "What it was like to live there" and I the third flood (my... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Donald M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by with my daughter and her friend. Visited the C&O Canal museum on the first floor, the early 1900s Brunswick "What it was like to live there" and I the third flood (my favorite) the B&O Railroad Museum

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Thank Donald M
Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This museum is located in an old building and is a combination of museum and model train display. Great place to learn about the history of the area.

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Thank jsMT1994
Harker Heights
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Last Maryland trip I got to the museum just after closing. Made it a point to get there early this time. Good news for me, is that the town was having a wine tasting along the historic district. $20 got you tickets and a wine glass so you could visit various shops and sample wine and chocolate. Was able to... More 

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Thank David W
Lewis Center, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

The Train Museum ($5) looked very interesting, but they also host the free Canal Visitor's Center. It provided the insight. I needed to follow the the canal northwest. They have the NPS Passport stamps including the Centennial and the stamp for Ferry Hill Visitor Center which is not open till May. Thanks to the museum for this support, which I... More 

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Thank Mark R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

One floor is entirely devoted to the B&O railroad form union Station in DC up to Brunswick. Kids will enjoy hitting the buttons to flash lights, sound the train horn, lower crossing guards, etc. other floor us devoted to life in the early 20th century showing rooms with period furniture pieces. Disclaimer... Extremely partial to this place as they have... More 

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Thank OutdoorLover4Life
Harker Heights
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Stopped by on a Sunday afternoon after leaving Harper Ferry, but found the musuem closed at 4 pm and of course I got there at 4:11. Hope to catch it next time, as glimpse thru the window looked very interesting. It sits on Main Street, where parking is limited but at least on weekends it appears you can park south... More 

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Thank David W
Washington DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Great local history and a wonderful model layout of the Met! I wish there was more (or someway) to have a way to see/visit real trains here as Brunswick is known for this. I love the Canal history too! Very well done museum, great for kids.

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Thank MRFRIENDLY
Frederick, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

I had high expectations and most of them were met but I missed an interactive train track like the Hagerstown railroad museum has for the kids. The third floor for the toddlers is where the action is - wonderful layout with towns and rivers and brides and tunnels for the trains to travel through and enough going on to hold... More 

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Thank scoobyblue2
Kunkletown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

We absolutely loved this museum!!! The interactive/ hands-on exhibits are outstanding and great for all ages. Reasonably priced entrance fee, (totally worth every penny). The train display was really neat and very detailed.

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Thank TheDoctor28929
Brunswick, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

It's not open all the time, which is tricky - it's all volunteers. But it's a place you want to soak in because there just is so much to learn about Brunswick's railroad history.

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Thank Cyndi W

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