Eastern Shore Railway Museum
P.O. Box 135
18468 Dunne Ave.
Phone: (757) 665-7245
What You'll Find at the Museum
- 1906 New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk (later Pennsylvania) Railroad passenger station
- 1890's maintenance-of-way tool shed full of tools and other railway artifacts
- Turn-of-the-century crossing guard shanty
- Railcars lined up on the Museum's sidings
- Picnic tables and a pavilion for family reunions
- Artifacts from the many railroads that have operated on the Delmarva peninsula since the mid-1800's
Founded in 1988, the Museum is open April 1 to November 30 or by appointment: Thursday & Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Located in the center of Parksley's business district with its unique shops and friendly merchants, the Museum cooperates with the Greater Parksley Association in sponsoring the Parksley Spring Festival (1st Saturday in June), the Fall Harvest Festival (last Saturday in October) and Old Fashion Christmas Evening (first Friday in December) each of which attracts hundreds to our town for special days of old-fashioned fun for the whole family.
Admission Free. Donations accepted.
Educational Field Trips
Teachers are encouraged to schedule field trips at the Museum. School groups can receive special guided tours free of charge by calling 757-665-7245 and reserving a tour date. Tour bus groups receive special discounts on admission fees. Reservations are requested.
How to Find the Museum
Parksley is two miles west of U.S. Route 13 on State Route 176 (or Parksley Road). That's about midway between Salisbury, Md. and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel ... about an hour from either one.
Parksley Road becomes Bennett Street (named for one of the founders of the town) when you reach the town limits. Just before Bennett crosses the tracks, turn right on Dunne Avenue. The area to the left is Railroad Square, site of the Railway Museum. Also located nearby are the Antique Car Museum and a Gift Shop.
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