Gaithersburg Community Museum
The Gaithersburg Community Museum dates back to 1884, when the building served as a B&O Railroad station. Today it sits in the heart of Olde Towne, just feet from the still-active CSX rail lines and a working train station. The building was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1978. It features a rolling stock exhibit of a 1918 Buffalo Creek and Gauley #14 Steam Locomotive, a C&O Railroad Bay Window Caboose, and a circa 1940 Defense Transportation Corps Troop Kitchen Car. A working scale train model is located in the museum as well. But the museum's focus is on the whole history of Gaithersburg, not just its railroad-tied past.
- Hours: Thu - Sat, 10am - 2pm; additional hours by appointment.
- Handicap Accessible: Ramp up to the front door.
- Ticket information: Free.
- Food/drink: No
- Alcohol served: No
- Coat/bag check: No
- Parking: Free lot
- Public restrooms: Yes
- Guided tours?: Yes
- Guided tour languages: English
- Gift shop: Yes
- Gift shop hours: Same as museum.
- Cameras allowed?: Yes