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Been there done that-literally.

Bowie block tower was one of my first of many towers to qualify working at in the early 1980's just... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
KSWilson24
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Rising Sun, Maryland
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WOW!

If you are into trains, this is a must do and see. Very small museum but packs a lot into a small... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Ray and Jan H
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Brunswick, Maryland
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

It is a very small museum and 1 train car. Not very much to see but, very good history about the station and the community. Worth a stop to see if you have an hour to kill.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank crashfire
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Parents were in town and love museums so this was on the agenda. It's open 10-4 and we arrived at about 315 and were promptly reminded that they close at 4'. A chilly day so no one else had come so the.buildings weren't open. We...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

We stayed in Maryland with family and visited the museum before heading to Washington. So glad we did! Nice way to start our family trip together.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Bowie block tower was one of my first of many towers to qualify working at in the early 1980's just prior to Amtrak moving to a modern central control system (ctec)and it remained one of my favorites with plenty of stories to tell about working...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank KSWilson24
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I had my boy/girl twins' 3rd Thomas Themed birthday day party at the Bowie Railroad Museum and it was perfect! We were able to use the field behind the museum and the restrooms in the Visitor Center. Paired with the games and food I had,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Amber C
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!

Date of experience: January 2017
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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.

Date of experience: August 2016
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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

Date of experience: December 2016
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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank SVH823
Reviewed 19 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

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Patrick S
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