The Odenton Heritage Society Museum takes visitors on a 150-year journey from the first steam railroad in this area in the 1840s to the Nevamar plastics factory in the 1940s and more recent times. Permanent exhibits and A-V programs show how Odenton grew from a railroad crossing to a thriving town that supported the movement of trains.

Exhibit sections include:
  • Windows on the Past
  • The Civil War in West Anne Arundel County
  • The Baltimore and Potomac Railroad
  • Historic Homes of Odenton and Woodwardville Click here to view exhibit
  • Community Organizations
  • Sports and Recreation
  • General Stores
  • Churches
  • Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railroad
  • National Plastic Products Company (Nevamar)
  • Nevamar Laminated Art
  • Military History

Changing exhibits present topics of special interest. Our current exhibit is "Before Perry's: Restaurants in Odenton," the story of four popular restaurants that have stood on the site of Perry's on Route 175.

Admission is free. For hours and special events, click here.
W B and A Railroad

WB&A Electric Railroad (1908-1935)

Babe Phelps Exhibit

Baseball and Odenton (1930s - 1950s)

Door from the Kimmett house

Historic Homes (1870s - early 1900s)

Kitchen Cabinet Display

Home Kitchens of the 1930s

Military Artifacts

Military History (1917-2001)

Railroad waiting room bench

WB&A Station (1908-1935)

Railroad signs display

Railroad Signs (1940s - 1950s)

Screen door display

General Store Artifacts (1930s - 1940s)