The Community Museum is closed. It will reopen on August 4, with all visits by appointment only. Call or email email to schedule after August 1. Please be prepared to share with us the number guests in your party. All guests must wear masks & practice social distancing.
For up to date information about the Community Museum and Observatory programs, including virtual activities taking place now, please follow the Community Museum on Facebook & Instagram.
Local history full steam ahead at the Gaithersburg Community Museum! Located in the B&O Rail complex in Olde Towne, the Museum’s indoor/outdoor interpretive spaces provide hands-on learning centers for children that spark the imagination and exhibits that explore Gaithersburg's rich history. Ever-changing weekly activities and monthly programs make the Museum an interactive space for all ages.
The Gaithersburg Community Museum (GCM) fosters a connection to place by sharing the cultural history of Gaithersburg. Through the material culture of Gaithersburg, including objects & images, visitors are able to discover Gaithersburg’s past & present and imagine its future.
GCM includes the 1884 Freight House, History Park, the Rolling Stock - the 1918 steam engine, the 1982 caboose, and the 1953 RDC - plus the 1884 Train Station, with a waiting room, restrooms, and deli, Java Junction.