Street Address
9 South Summit Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20884
Mailing Address
506 S Frederick Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Hours
Thursday - Saturday10 AM - 2 PM
Additional Hours by Appointment
Admissions
Free. Donations Accepted.
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Denise Kayser, Cultural Arts Director
Nansie Wilde, Museum Director
Gail Smith, Collections Manager
Cindy Trost, Front Desk
Laura Sharp, Museum Staff
Maggie Garay, Museum Staff
Jean Drzyzgula, Museum Staff
Judy Christenson, Gaithersburg Historical Association

Description

In partnership with the Gaithersburg Historical Association, the City of Gaithersburg collects and displays photographs, documents, and other historic articles that tell the story of Gaithersburg and present that story in an interesting and interpretive manner. Tours, programs, local history publications, rentals, genealogical and other research opportunities, and much more are all waiting for you and your family at the Gaithersburg Community Museum.

The trains, or rolling stock exhibit in the yard just outside the Freight House currently features a 1918 Buffalo Creek and Gauley #14 Steam Locomotive and a C&O Railroad Bay Window Caboose. The museum has added a 1950s Budd Car to the rolling stock exhibit soon, which is currently under construction.

History

The Community Museum comprises the historic Freight House, the History Park and the rolling stock of the Gaithersburg Railway Museum. The Gaithersburg Railroad Station was a major rail complex at the time it was built in 1884, and in 1978, its buildings were placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today it still serves as a central focus in our City's Olde Towne district.

The 1918 Buffalo Creek and Gauley #14 Steam Locomotive in the History Park

The City of Gaithersburg's Community Museum is located in the restored 1884 B&O Railroad Station complex. The Museum features educational exhibits and programs designed to spark visitors' interest and imagination in our City's history.

Permanent Exhibitions

1918 Buffalo Creek and Gauley #14 Steam Locomotive

1918 Buffalo Creek and Gauley #14 Steam Locomotive

C&O Railroad Bay Window Caboose

C&O Railroad Bay Window Caboose

1951 Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Metropolitan Line Budd Car

1951 Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Metropolitan Line Budd Car

ADA

Restrooms

The restrooms are located in the adjacent ticket station.

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Restrooms

Services

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours