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B&O Railroad Station Museum

Address: 2711 Maryland Avenue, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone Number: 410-461-1944
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Type: Museums
Owner description: A holiday exhibit of model trains is found at this rail museum in Ellicott City
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Type: Museums
Owner description: A holiday exhibit of model trains is found at this rail museum in Ellicott City

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Something for visitors of all ages, train buffs, history buffs, little kids. The bonus is that a real train runs right by the museum at intervals announced by the ringing of the bell so that everyone can go to the platform and watch. Admission is so reasonable that even a short visit is doable.

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Pasadena MD
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The train gardens are great for the kids to see in action. The only real hands on adventure for kids is the real caboose that they can go into and explore. I wish there was more active narrative for the kids and adults so a better understanding of the relationship to the civil war and the years before and after.

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Austin, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Fans of trains and train gardens will enjoy this historic spot. At Christmas time there is a Lego train garden in addition to the regular garden, which is tremendous. Caboose is really fun for kids and the railroad and Civil War history will interest the adults.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Staff well informed with historical points; large than expected museum; grounds well maintained; well worth returning!

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Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
98 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a nice little museum. Don't expect full size locomotives. It is the only free activity on in historic Ellicott City. I usually stay about 15 minutes.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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284 attraction reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If you are downtown Ellicott City or perhaps just venturing through the Baltimore area, this is a great spot to stop in and see a slice of history. From the civil war to so much else passed through this station. The town around it is also worth exploration!

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Romney, West Virginia, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A great piece of history The trains going by were a plus. One again the people running it were friendly and helpful

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Louisville, Kentucky
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288 reviews 288 reviews
164 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The B & O Railroad Museum offers the most amazing look into railroad history that I have ever experienced! If you have even a mild interest in the inner workings of the railway system, how railroads grew and evolved into what we see today, or you just like climbing about in antique rail cars, then this is the place for... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We got married at the B&O Railroad Station Museum in Ellicott City and it was awesome! The staff was super helpful, even moving big displays around so that our guests would have more room. It is CHEAP to use and they give you and your guests access to the entire museum, so that people have the ability to wander around... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went there this past weekend, with the kids ages 9,10,14. They all enjoyed the visit. The docent in the beginning was very sweet and welcoming. The kids were thrilled at being able to touch certain things, and play in the caboose.

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