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Bowie Train Station Museum

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Address: 8614 Chestnut Ave, Bowie, MD 20715-3732
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
Ray and Jan H
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Bowie, Maryland
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Bowie, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 get the new caboose to put onto display. Will have to go back to check... More 

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles 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. Don't expect to spend much more than 20-30 minutes and I think you will be... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 of the few surviving electrical substations for the big electrification project of the NY-DC trains.... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 it. We were disappointed. Maybe there's more in another building but what we saw took... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 kids to run about. And a great spot to train watch!

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Bowie, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Powhatan, VA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

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Stockbridge, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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New Carrollton, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

My wife was taking a test for school at our house so I had to kill some time with my son. I started out driving not knowing where to go, then remembered this place. After some quick checking, it turns out this place opens at 10 on Sunday when pretty much everything else opens at noon. So knowing that my... More 

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London, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

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

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