La Plata Train Station Museum
10 am to 2 pm on scheduled dates.
La Plata's train station has long been a symbol of the founding and growth of our town. It is also the sole surviving passenger station on the Pope's Creek Line of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad. What better place to host a museum dedicated to telling the story of La Plata's beginning and development and the rise and decline of the Pope's Creek Line?
The museum is just beginning. We have plans to offer regular hours of operation supported by volunteer docents on select days through the year. Hopefully we will be able to expand those times as we grow.
Your personal experiences, scrapbooks, and collections can help us tell the stories we wish to tell. We are always looking for new material or better copies of the material already in our collection. If you have a photo (or copy) or item specifically related to La Plata's history, the train station, or the Pope's Creek Line that you wish to lend or offer to the museum, contact the Historic Preservation Commission. Please understand our space and resources are limited and that we must be very selective when accepting donations or choosing items for display. Items of interest include:
- Photos of La Plata that relate to the town, its development, lifestyle, and growth. We're interested in both the pioneers and those who built upon their legacies in such areas as La Plata's government, infrastructure, education, business, social life, and recreation. We will strive to tell stories from perspectives not typically covered and to convey a sense of life in La Plata across many decades.
- Items related to the Pope's Creek Line and the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad. Photos of trains passing through town, tickets, waybills, train schedules, items used by workers on the line or related to the operation of the trains, the La Plata station, or the La Plata freight station.
Museum openings are also listed on the Historic Town of La Plata Facebook page.
Would you be interested in helping us by volunteering as a docent?
Docents act as guides, provide tours, answer questions, and help preserve the integrity of our displays.
If you'd like to join our efforts,