153 Depot Rd.
Chatham, MA 02633
Tel: 508-945-5780


The Chatham Railroad Museum is a small but fascinating museum located in the heart of Chatham, Massachusetts. The museum is dedicated to preserving the town's rich railroad history, which played an important role in the town's development and growth.

The museum offers a variety of exhibits and displays, including interactive exhibits that allow visitors to see and experience the mill's operation and the everyday life of the mill workers. There are also exhibits on the history of the Acushnet River and the town's other industries, including whaling, textiles, and shoemaking.

The museum is housed in a historic 1887 depot building, which was originally used by the Cape Cod Railroad to transport passengers and goods throughout the region. The building was restored in the 1990s and converted into a museum, with exhibits showcasing the history of the railroad in Chatham and the Cape Cod region.

railroad tracks, fall leaves

Visitors to the museum can explore a variety of exhibits, including vintage locomotives, railroad artifacts, and photographs and documents that trace the history of the Cape Cod Railroad. One of the museum's most popular exhibits is a diorama of the Chatham Railroad Yard, which depicts the bustling activity of the railroad in its heyday.

The museum also features a gift shop where visitors can purchase souvenirs and railroad-themed items, as well as a library and research center for those interested in delving deeper into the history of the railroad in Chatham and Cape Cod.

The Chatham Railroad Museum is open seasonally from June to mid September, and is a must-see destination for anyone interested in the rich history of the Cape Cod Railroad and its impact on the town of Chatham.


Donations only; no fixed fee!


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