Visitors are invited to view N-Gauge model train displays presented by BANTRAK members, explore a caboose and RDC rail car, visit the 1918 steam locomotive on display in the adjacent History Park, and participate in train-related activities. While there, discover hands-on learning centers and shop for train-related items in the Museum. With any luck visitors can also enjoy the sights and sounds of the actual CSX and Amtrak trains that frequently rumble by.
Located in the restored 1884 B&O Railroad Station complex near the intersection of Summit and Diamond Avenues in Olde Towne, the Gaithersburg Community Museum features educational exhibits and programs designed to spark interest and imagination about our City's history. Interactive displays currently include a bank, school room and general mercantile store. The Museum consists of the historic Freight House, History Park and the rolling stock.
While the model trains will only be on display during “Train Days,” the Gaithersburg Community Museum is open to visitors Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with additional hours by appointment. Admission is free. Donations are gratefully accepted.
For those planning to attend the May 5 Train Day, stay late and cheer on those participating in the 3rd Annual La Milla de Mayo one-mile run/walk through Olde Towne. Enjoy live music, food vendors, Salsa dancing, crafts, and fun activities in the newly renovated Olde Towne Park Plaza. It takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. use, History