The town of Mount Airy in the U.S. state of Maryland is a town in the northern region of the state. It is a town that was an industrial town that was aided by the ‘National Road’ and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The railroad no longer passes through the town, but the train station remains. It is now the home of a pharmacy and the Train Station Museum.
The Train Station Museum tells the story of the railroad in the town. You see display boards showing photos of the days of Mount Airy being a railroad town. You see how the railroad served the mills, and there is a model train display that shows what the town originally looked like when the railroad came through.
The Mount Airy Train Station Museum is owned and operated by the Historical Society of Mount Airy, Maryland. It is located at 1 Main Street (Maryland Route 808). It is minutes from Interstate 70, U.S. Route 40, and Maryland Route 27. It is open each Saturday and Sunday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted. Parking is free and on site next to the old train station, and the museum is wheelchair accessible. You can read more about the museum at https://www.historicalsocietyofmountairymd.org.
The town of Mount Airy, Maryland is a much different town than it was when it was a railroad town, but the town has not forgotten its railroad heritage. An old caboose from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad sits across Main Street next to what was once the old rail line which is now a walking trail that runs from the old train station to a nearby park. It may be a different town, but much of the town is still the same.
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