Queen Anne's Museum of Eastern Shore Life

Queen Anne's Museum of Eastern Shore Life, Centreville: Hours, Address, Queen Anne's Museum of Eastern Shore Life Reviews: 4/5

Queen Anne's Museum of Eastern Shore Life

Queen Anne's Museum of Eastern Shore Life
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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The Attic of the Eastern Shore
Jun 2014
Most museums today are multimedia extravaganzas, with interactive exhibits, and lots of fancy electronics. The Queen Anne's Museum of Eastern Shore Life, near Centreville, Maryland, however, is a throwback to times gone by. As you enter the roomy building, you wander among real live artifacts of the early part of the 1900s wall to wall. You've seen telephone switchboards in the movies; they have one. You've seen old fashioned printing presses in the movies; they have an entire print shop. You've seen old fashioned cast iron stoves in the movies; they have an entire kitchen. Ever heard of a two man chain saw? They have one of those, too. A horse drawn buggy? Check. A horse drawn sleigh? Check. A horse drawn kiddie cart? Check. A Ford pick up truck from 1930? Check. In addition to all these items, the museum is full of tools, clothing, and household items, as if every old house in a 50 mile radius emptied out its attic in this one place. Ever wonder what wedding dresses looked like in the Roaring 20s? The museum has two of them on display. And speaking of weddings, there is a dollhouse sized Victorian wedding scene done in hand dressed bisque china dolls. If you don't like objects, there is a good collection of old photos of life on Maryland's Eastern Shore before the Bay Bridge made the place in easy reach of the rest of the state. For a somewhat grittier item, step outside and see the steam tractor and imagine yourself trying to plow the south 40 with what looks like a locomotive without tracks. In all this array, you're sure to find something fascinating. At this museum, you don't feel like you stepped into a video game, you feel like you stepped into the past.

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Narpat20
Ahmedabad, India50 contributions
I was a teacher at a private school called Gunston school near the Centerville town( zip 21617).The eastern shore of Maryland is so beautiful as it has almost all the geographical feathers to admire.It is mostly a rural area with farm houses and lot of people into agriculture.Traditional life can be seen even today,like horse farms and cattle rearing.The pace of life is easy and relaxed.The best part is the crystal clear air and add to it the rich flora and fauna.Not to worry all modern facilities are available here and some very good restaurants and shopping outlets around.One may miss the transport operations which a few here unlike cities but that is a small price to pay for the big gains.
Written 9 July 2015
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GBducks
Easton, MD13 contributions
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Most museums today are multimedia extravaganzas, with interactive exhibits, and lots of fancy electronics. The Queen Anne's Museum of Eastern Shore Life, near Centreville, Maryland, however, is a throwback to times gone by. As you enter the roomy building, you wander among real live artifacts of the early part of the 1900s wall to wall. You've seen telephone switchboards in the movies; they have one. You've seen old fashioned printing presses in the movies; they have an entire print shop. You've seen old fashioned cast iron stoves in the movies; they have an entire kitchen. Ever heard of a two man chain saw? They have one of those, too. A horse drawn buggy? Check. A horse drawn sleigh? Check. A horse drawn kiddie cart? Check. A Ford pick up truck from 1930? Check.

In addition to all these items, the museum is full of tools, clothing, and household items, as if every old house in a 50 mile radius emptied out its attic in this one place. Ever wonder what wedding dresses looked like in the Roaring 20s? The museum has two of them on display. And speaking of weddings, there is a dollhouse sized Victorian wedding scene done in hand dressed bisque china dolls. If you don't like objects, there is a good collection of old photos of life on Maryland's Eastern Shore before the Bay Bridge made the place in easy reach of the rest of the state.

For a somewhat grittier item, step outside and see the steam tractor and imagine yourself trying to plow the south 40 with what looks like a locomotive without tracks. In all this array, you're sure to find something fascinating. At this museum, you don't feel like you stepped into a video game, you feel like you stepped into the past.
Written 6 September 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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