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Brunswick Heritage Museum

The Brunswick Heritage Museum is a railroad and history museum in Brunswick, Maryland.HistoryThe Brunswick Potomac Foundation was founded during the town's 75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee and originally focused on hosting local events including Railroad Days, an annual street festival held during the first full weekend in October. In 1974, the group purchased a building from a fraternal lodge to host a museum. Founded as the Brunswick Railroad Museum, the museum originally focused exclusively on railroads. In 2013, the name was changed to Brunswick Heritage Museum and the mission of the museum expanded to include the history of Brunswick, a company town of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.CollectionThe first floor has a younger children's play and dress up area. The second floor focuses on life in Brunswick during different time periods, and on the C&O Canal. The third floor consists of an HO scale model railroad layout depicting the B&O Railroad's Metropolitan line (the MET) from Washington, DC to Brunswick, Maryland in the late 1950s. The model also includes the Brunswick classification yards, which were completed in 1907 and measured 5mi long, the largest and most modern in the nation to serve only one railroad company at that time.Brunswick Visitor CenterThe Brunswick Visitor Center is also on the first floor and is maintained by the National Park Service as a tenant. This is a unit of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park.

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