Closure Announcement

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum will be closed until further notice. The Board of Directors & Officers have extended the closure indefinitely due to the unprecedented nature of this event. Our 1st priority is to protect the health & safety of our members & visitors. Please follow the guidance of local & federal officials during this time. Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) & the CDC.

COVID 19 Closure Update 12/08/20

For the first time in 30 years the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum will not have a Christmas celebration at the museum.

We had originally planned a limited reopening over the two weekends around Christmas however due to the upswing of the COVID 19 numbers & the need for social distancing which we cannot accommodate, the Officers & Board of Directors voted unanimously to postpone the reopening. We are tentatively planning on reopening in the late spring / early summer of 2021.

On a brighter note we will have our mobile Christmas display operating at the Valley Mall in Hagerstown. The display is located near the food court and is operational during Mall hours. Please stop by for a visit.

Thank you for your understanding and have a safe & healthy holiday season.


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The Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum is dedicated to promoting a public understanding of railroad-related activities in Hagerstown, Maryland. This is accomplished through the efforts of restoration, preservation, entertainment, and education. The principal goals of the museum include:

  • Preservation and restoration of the historic railway equipment, including steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, freight cars, and other rolling stock.
  • Preservation of the Hagerstown Roundhouse legacy, bringing awareness to its history, operations, landmark events, and employees.
  • Public education as to the energy efficiency and ongoing value of rail transport.
  • Public enjoyment of railroading through exhibits, trips, lectures, and other media.

Funding has been provided to the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum from Maryland Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020