Gaithersburg Community Museum

Gaithersburg Community Museum Admission is free. The museum features educational exhibits and programs designed to spark interest The museum is open Thursday-Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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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. The Community Museum occupies the historic Freight House, the History Park and the B&O Caboose. Designed by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Head Architect, Ephraim

Francis Baldwin, the Gaithersburg Railroad Station was built in 1884. This enabled Gaithersburg, previously known as both Forest Oak and Logtown, new and expedited shipping opportunities south, to Washington, DC. The commercial opportunities this access afforded helped develop the burgeoning Gaithersburg economy. In 1978, its buildings were placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Additional hours are available by appointment. Handicap accessible.

The General Store has been turned into a special Holiday Pop Up Shop. There's something for everyone with big train sets...
12/07/2023

The General Store has been turned into a special Holiday Pop Up Shop. There's something for everyone with big train sets to stocking staffers.

All month the museum has a basket full of winter holiday crafts, books, and activities for visitors to do. Please stop b...
12/06/2023

All month the museum has a basket full of winter holiday crafts, books, and activities for visitors to do. Please stop by and check out what we're calling our Holiday Basket 'O Fun!

Thanks to a summer graphics intern, the museum has new shop merchandise with a special museum graphic on a tote bag and ...
12/05/2023

Thanks to a summer graphics intern, the museum has new shop merchandise with a special museum graphic on a tote bag and journal. They sell for $12 each. Pick yours up today!

We have some clear nights coming up which will provide good skies for night viewing. Here's what's happening in December...
12/05/2023

We have some clear nights coming up which will provide good skies for night viewing. Here's what's happening in December.

What are some skywatching highlights in December 2023?Clear skies will make for ideal viewing of the Geminid meteor shower, and grab your binoculars to searc...

All Aboard with Santa has turned into a magical night.
12/03/2023

All Aboard with Santa has turned into a magical night.

The Museum is closed today as we prepare for Santa's arrival.
12/03/2023

The Museum is closed today as we prepare for Santa's arrival.

The Museum will be closed Sunday, December 3rd so we can prepare for All Aboard with Santa.
12/01/2023

The Museum will be closed Sunday, December 3rd so we can prepare for All Aboard with Santa.

Winter holidays are a time when many of us get our first telescope. This article will help you decide what to buy. And d...
12/01/2023

Winter holidays are a time when many of us get our first telescope. This article will help you decide what to buy. And don't forget, the museum always has a Skywatching event when we welcome visitors to bring their telescope to get help to learn how to use it.

Before you buy, ask yourself this question. Can you identify a few bright planets, and some bright stars and constellations? Buying a telescope is one thing; learning where and how to aim it is another. It’s fun to spend a year coming to know the stars and planets as they shift across Earth’s se...

We're all getting into the holiday spirit in the museum!
11/30/2023

We're all getting into the holiday spirit in the museum!

Don't forget to make your reservations for All Aboard with Santa before we sell out. Everyone in the family will enjoy t...
11/29/2023

Don't forget to make your reservations for All Aboard with Santa before we sell out. Everyone in the family will enjoy this unique a train-themed, sensory friendly holiday adventure. For more information and to purchase tickets go to https://gburg.md/SantaTour23

Join us to make paper airplanes and helicopters for National Aviation Month.
11/29/2023

Join us to make paper airplanes and helicopters for National Aviation Month.

GPARC works hard to support important initiatives for the City of Gaithersburg's Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts De...
11/28/2023

GPARC works hard to support important initiatives for the City of Gaithersburg's Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department which includes the Community Museum. Your donations help us to create better free programming for the community.

Please help the Museum by accessing our PayPal account and selecting the Community Museum from the drop-down menu. Please make your donation here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=SB2G7B8DDRSPJ

Thank you, your donation makes a huge difference in our community!

It's not too late to register for this month's extra special Storytime Station with guest reader Chiêu Anh Urban, a loca...
11/26/2023

It's not too late to register for this month's extra special Storytime Station with guest reader Chiêu Anh Urban, a local artist and author. Email [email protected] to register.

It's holiday cookie backing time and also a great time to add our train cookie cutters to your cookie cutter collection!...
11/25/2023

It's holiday cookie backing time and also a great time to add our train cookie cutters to your cookie cutter collection!

Happy Black Hole Friday! What a great time to take a break from holiday activities to learn about one of the most fascin...
11/24/2023

Happy Black Hole Friday! What a great time to take a break from holiday activities to learn about one of the most fascinating astronomy phenomena. You can learn more at spaceplace.nasa.gov/black-holes.

A reminder the museum is closed today for the holiday. We open at 11 AM tomorrow, Saturday.
11/24/2023

A reminder the museum is closed today for the holiday. We open at 11 AM tomorrow, Saturday.

As we sit down to our Thanksgiving meals, the staff of the Gaithersburg Community Museum shares a pays respect to the Pi...
11/23/2023

As we sit down to our Thanksgiving meals, the staff of the Gaithersburg Community Museum shares a pays respect to the Piscataway, Conoy, and Susquehannock people, on whose ancestral land Gaithersburg sits and which we now inhabit, recognizing the unjust ways this land was taken from them.

By identifying these intertwining injustices to Indigenous people, this land acknowledgment serves as an opening for all of us to contemplate the continuing struggles for identity, freedom, and self-determination. We invite you to consider this history with us as we gather together with those close to us.

The maps are from the Maryland State Arts Council.

A reminder that the museum is closed today and tomorrow. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!
11/23/2023

A reminder that the museum is closed today and tomorrow. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels. A reminder that the museum will be closed Thursday and Friday for the holiday. We o...
11/22/2023

Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels. A reminder that the museum will be closed Thursday and Friday for the holiday. We open again on the weekend.

It's National Game and Puzzle Week! There are a lot of games and puzzles at the Community Museum. Stop by and do one for...
11/22/2023

It's National Game and Puzzle Week! There are a lot of games and puzzles at the Community Museum. Stop by and do one for your Weekly Challenge and get a prize just for having fun!

Join us after Thanksgiving for this month's Storytime Station. We are delighted that artist and author Chiêu Anh Urban w...
11/21/2023

Join us after Thanksgiving for this month's Storytime Station. We are delighted that artist and author Chiêu Anh Urban will be our guest reader. To register for this special Storytime Station email [email protected]. For more information go to gburg.md/StoryTimeStation.

There are still spaces available for All Aboard with Santa. It's Activity  #11118 on RecXpress. See you there!
11/20/2023

There are still spaces available for All Aboard with Santa. It's Activity #11118 on RecXpress. See you there!

NASA Astronaut John Herrington is a member of the Chickasaw Nation and the first Native American to go into space.  That...
11/19/2023

NASA Astronaut John Herrington is a member of the Chickasaw Nation and the first Native American to go into space. That language did not have words to describe space travel. Take a look at the vocabulary that had to be invented to describe his journey into space.

NASA Astronaut John Herrington is a member of the Chickasaw Nation. That language did not have words to describe space travel. Take a look at the vocabular...

Our exploration of Geography and Maps continues today. Stop by the museum for mapping activities and a special prize. Yo...
11/19/2023

Our exploration of Geography and Maps continues today. Stop by the museum for mapping activities and a special prize. You have until tomorrow to get you Scavenger Hunt entries in.

If you don't get a reaction from the museum it means the staff may not have seen you entry. Please let us know.

Here is the first clue for this years Gaithersburg Scavenger Hunt:        39.140352, -77.192814Remember to tag the museu...
11/18/2023

Here is the first clue for this years Gaithersburg Scavenger Hunt:
39.140352, -77.192814

Remember to tag the museum in your selfie post (or you can just photograph the sign) at GaithersburgCommunityMuseum or or you can email it [email protected]. Include the names of everyone in the photo who wants to enter the contest.

Celebrate geography at the Museum this weekend. Benjamin Franklin (as portrayed by BJ Pryor) will visit to talk about th...
11/17/2023

Celebrate geography at the Museum this weekend. Benjamin Franklin (as portrayed by BJ Pryor) will visit to talk about the work he did in the 18th century mapping the post roads as Postmaster General and charting the Gulf Stream.

We will also have map exploration activities and a city-wide scavenger hunt.

Bev Says...do the Gaithersburg Scavenger Hunt this weekend and win some Gaithersburg Swag. The museum is celebrating GIS...
11/16/2023

Bev Says...do the Gaithersburg Scavenger Hunt this weekend and win some Gaithersburg Swag. The museum is celebrating GIS weekend with a GIS inspired scavenger hunt. We will post the first clue Saturday. Then take a selfie and text or email the image to us. Each selfie is one entry. You have until Monday to get your entries in. Winner/s will get Gburg swag. For more information go to gburg.md/museum, look under Discovery Days.

Happy GIS Day!Geographic Information Systems rock! GIS is part of everyone's every day life so let's celebrate it!
11/15/2023

Happy GIS Day!

Geographic Information Systems rock! GIS is part of everyone's every day life so let's celebrate it!

It's Geographic Information Systems Week, better known as GIS. What does that mean? It's maps, GPS, and geography. Stop ...
11/15/2023

It's Geographic Information Systems Week, better known as GIS. What does that mean? It's maps, GPS, and geography. Stop by the Museum and make a map for the Weekly Challenge.

Despite it being the federal holiday, the Museum is open today and tomorrow so please visit.
11/10/2023

Despite it being the federal holiday, the Museum is open today and tomorrow so please visit.

November is National Gratitude Month. For the Weekly Challenge we will be creating a gratitude chain. Help us make one l...
11/08/2023

November is National Gratitude Month. For the Weekly Challenge we will be creating a gratitude chain. Help us make one long enough to go around the Museum.

A new object is now visible in the night sky. Let's just say that an oopsy moment for an astronaut is very different tha...
11/08/2023

A new object is now visible in the night sky. Let's just say that an oopsy moment for an astronaut is very different than one that takes place in your kitchen.
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration International Space Station

A tool bag is orbiting Earth, and night sky observers might catch a glimpse of it. NASA astronauts Jasmin Moghbeli and Loral O’Hara were conducting a spacewalk from the International Space Station (ISS) on November 2, 2023, when Moghbeli somehow let a tool bag slip away. The tool bag is now orbiti...

Not sure what to do with all that Halloween candy? NASA has an idea...
11/02/2023

Not sure what to do with all that Halloween candy? NASA has an idea...

Learn how to describe rock samples like a NASA scientist. Then, take a quiz to see if you can match edible rocks made of candy bars – and real rocks from Earth and space – to the correct description.

It's Maryland Emancipation Day! OTD in 1864 the  enslaved women and men who lived in Maryland were freed. While it was a...
11/01/2023

It's Maryland Emancipation Day! OTD in 1864 the enslaved women and men who lived in Maryland were freed. While it was a close count, abolition prevailed.

For this week's Weekly Challenge, we'll be learning about some well known Marylanders who escaped slavery.
11/01/2023

For this week's Weekly Challenge, we'll be learning about some well known Marylanders who escaped slavery.

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9 S Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD
20877

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11am - 4pm
Thursday 11am - 4pm
Friday 11am - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

Telephone

+13012586160

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