901 West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21223
Phone:410-752-2490
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Garrett County Historical Society and MuseumGarrett County Historical Society and Museum
107 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
301-334-3226
 
The Garrett County Historical Society Museum (established in 1969 and relocated into downtown Oakland in 1997) consists of eight large theme rooms that capture the essence of a time when this wilderness mountaintop was transformed into a bustling locale of commerce, industry and a surprisingly elegant Victorian vacation paradise. Admission is free and the museum hours are 10-3pm, Monday through Saturday, May through December. January through April the museum is open 10-3pm Thursday through Saturday. The Grantsville Community Museum in Grantsville (open Friday and Saturday from May through October) is a branch of the GCHS and is recommended for a visit. It features northern Garrett County historical artifacts, Braddock Road/National Pike exhibits and an amazing Leo Beachy photographic exhibit.
 

Grafton B&O Railroad Heritage CenterB&O Ellicott City Station
2711 Maryland Avenue
Ellicott City, MD 21043
410-461-1945

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum: Ellicott City Station is the oldest surviving railroad station in America, and was the original terminus of the first 13 miles of commercial railroad in the country. The site features the Main Depot building, constructed in 1830-31; the freight house, designed by E. Francis Baldwin and built in 1885; and a 1927 "I-5" Caboose. Housed in the freight house is a 40-foot HO-gauge model train layout showing the original thirteen miles of commercial rail track stretching from Baltimore to Ellicott Mills. The operating layout features an introductory video and light show. Living historians tell the story of the development of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the nation's first common carrier railroad, and its impact on Ellicott City between 1827 and 1868.


Town of RowlesburgTown of Rowlesburg
42 Poplar Street
Rowlesburg, WV 26425
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The Town of Rowlesburg plays an active role in the development of visitor attractions through the Tourism Commission, which works closely with the Rowlesburg Area Historical Society to sponsor grant applications, programs and exhibits. Among the attractions that bring visitors to Rowlesburg is the Depot Museum. The Depot Museum is a former B&O railroad freight and passenger station, which now houses hundreds of artifacts ranging from switch tools to uniforms, a fully restored 1927 caboose, and an 1847 Howitzer replica. In addition to the Depot Museum, the Town of Rowlesburg is also home to the History and Genealogical Museum and the Cannon Hill Battle Site.
 

The Irish Shrine at Lemmon StreetThe Irish Shrine at Lemmon Street
918 & 920 Lemmon Street
Baltimore, MD 21223
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The Irish Shrine and Railroad Workers Museum at Lemmon Street is a historic site that celebrates the history of the immense Irish presence in Southwest Baltimore City in the late 1840's. The museum officially opened on June 17th, 2002. This site consists of a group of 5 alley houses where Irish immigrants who worked for the adjoining B&O Railroad lived. Two of the houses, 918 and 920 Lemmon St., are the Irish Shrine and Railroad Workers Museum. The Irish Shrine and Railroad Workers Museum are the centerpiece of a larger historical district that includes the B&O Railroad Museum, St. Peter the Apostle Church, the Hollins Street Market, and St. Peter the Apostle Cementary.

The Railway Museum in JapanThe Railway Museum in Japan

The Railway Museum was built in Onari, Saitama City as the centerpiece of the JR East 20th Anniversary Memorial Project. This is a railway museum, and it preserves both the physical elements and heritage of railways in Japan and abroad. It also preserves materials relating to JR East and the JNR privatization reforms.

 

 

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