Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum
The Chesapeake Beach railway station, erected in 1898, is now operated as a museum. The station was originally opened as a stop along the Chesapeake Beach railway when Otto Mears sought to create a resort town between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Mears and his business associates established hotels, beaches, casinos and a boardwalk. The station is composed of two one-story, hip-roofed sections; one part was once an open passenger boarding area that was later enclosed for storage. The museum features artifacts, exhibits and programs commemorating the railway and local history. The Calvert County Historical Society is responsible for maintaining the building and its exhibits.