The illustration above is a compilation of original artwork by Clarence Schumaker for the Rod ‘N’ Reel, Chesapeake Beach, MD.


The museum is closed for the season and will re-open April 2022.

The 2022 CBRM events are currently tentative and subject to change and/or be canceled due to restrictions related to the museum renovation or the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Maryland Heritage Area Authority/Maryland Historical Trust, and support from The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners, the Friends of CBRM, the Town of Chesapeake Beach, and private donations, the museum is undergoing a complete transformation. A new permanent exhibit is being created, the old depot is getting a thorough scrubbing, new paint, and refinished floors, and the Friends are planning exciting new opportunities for members. This website is part of our new look and we invite you to explore the rich story of the founding of the railway, the amusement park, and the Town of Chesapeake Beach.

We invite you to join the Friends of the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, a group that supports the museum through volunteering, advocacy, and fundraising. And mostly, we want you to watch for updates.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

All Aboard!