The museum features educational exhibits and programs designed to spark visitors' interest and imagination in the city's history. The Community Museum comprises the historic Freight House, the History Park and the rolling stock of the Gaithersburg Railway Museum.
The Gaithersburg Railroad Station was a major rail complex at the time it was built, and in 1978, its buildings were placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, it still serves as a central focus in our City's Olde Towne district. Permanent and rotating exhibits, educational programs and a gift shop are housed in the Freight House. A detailed HO scale layout, constructed by the Gaithersburg Model Railroad Society, is a popular display with the young and young at heart.