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Laurel Train Station and Museum

Worlds away from the whirlwinds of life, and just what the doctor ordered. Moored snugly along Broad Creek and within easy reach of urban centers, Atlantic Ocean Beaches, and the Chesapeake Bay, Laurel welcomes visitors open-armed to an array of historic and recreational sites, with quick access to the nearby Nanticoke River, cited one of the regions most unspoiled waterways. Laurel is a featured town on the Southern Delaware Heritage Trail, The Western Sussex Scenic Byway and is a National Trails Day award recipient. The Visitor Center and Train Station Museum is open 10am - 2pm Monday-Friday, 1:00pm -4pm Sunday. For more information, visit the Laurel Chamber website or call 302-875-9319.

Delmar Railroad Attractions

Delmar, known for its railroading history, is home to a unique highball signal listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Nearby, a 1929 caboose serves as museum for railroad artifacts. The highball signal and caboose are located in a small park on Route 54 at the railroad tracks. The caboose has no regular hours, so call ahead. Admission is free. A railroad history display is also available at the Delmar Public Library, 101 N. Bi.State Blvd. and the Delmarva Model Railroad Club posts holiday open house events for model train enthusiasts. Call 302-846-3336 for more information.

Georgetown Train Station

This historic train station dates back to the late 1860s. Damaged badly by fire in 2011, the historic station is currently undergoing renovations with plans for it to be reopened to the public soon. For information, call 302-855-5750 or visit www.georgetowntrainstation.org.

Delaware SeaSide Railroad Club

Visit this club and enjoy viewing several detailed layouts