Brunswick Heritage Museum
40 West Potomac Street
For over 30 years, the Brunswick Heritage Museum has preserved the history of Brunswick. Known during the Civil War as Berlin, this small town along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal and Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was incorporated as Brunswick in 1890. That same year, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad began construction of the 5 mile rail yard that would reshape Brunswick into a company town with a population of over 5000.
The Brunswick Family Campground
Located between the Potomac River and the C&O Canal at Brunswick, MD and near Harpers Ferry, WV. This full service RV and tent campground right on the river has over 100 scenic campsites. The campground is conveniently located only 1 hour from the Washington DC and Baltimore beltways.
C&O Canal National Historical Park Visitor Center
40 West Potomac Street, Brunswick, MD 21716 (301-834-7100).
The canal visitor center/railroad museum is open Thursday 10:00-2:00 Friday 10:00-2:00, Saturday 10:00-4:00, and Sunday 1:00-4:00. Hours change seasonally. Please call ahead for hours of operation.
The Brunswick Visitor Center shares the building with the Brunswick Heritage Museum. For over a century Brunswick has been a railroad town. In 1890 the B&O Railroad moved its yard here from Martinsburg. The railroad yard was a “classification yard,” it was used for switching cars to different lines. The Brunswick yard was the longest yard owned by a single company, it was seven miles long. This once bustling company town is now a quiet place since the decline of the railroads. The remains of the rail yard are still visible from the canal towpath.