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B&O Railroad Station Museum

2711 Maryland Avenue, Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Type: Museums
Description: A holiday exhibit of model trains is found at this rail museum in Ellicott City
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Baltimore, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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London, England
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329 reviews 329 reviews
163 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A friendly greeting on arrival to this informative museum, starting at ground level then ascending to trackside level with more displays and the goods shed containing a model railway layout. It was here that I met the interesting custodian (part time) and after I had watched the layout for a while, spent over an hour talking about many subjects, making... More

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Baltimore, MD
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68 reviews 68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

the lego displays at christmas were pretty cool, but had they not been there my nephews would have been very bored at the exhibits.

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New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Personally disappointed with B&O Museum. Even my 3 year old wasn't impressed. Not much to see/do. I would not visit here again.

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North Yorkshire
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78 reviews 78 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

This is a fascinating museum, the rotunda building Is particularly interesting and well restored with an enormous number of exhibits. Some of the elderly volunteers are a bit unnecessarily grumpy with the children and need to lighten up, they should try to be a bit more welcoming rather than behaving like prison guards. The train ride down the sidings is... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is indeed a wonderful museum that kids as well as adults will like. It is full of railroad related history. Some trains you can only see, and some trains are allowed to be climbed onto. You can get inside some of the trains and pretend to be a train operator :-) There are also small model trains located outside... More

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ellicott city, md
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Whether you visit at Christmas time when the museum is decked out with a model train display or in the middle of summer, this is a worthwhile stop in Ellicott City. Outside is an antique rail car that welcomes the little ones to climb on and explore. There is also a rail car turnstile outside so you can see how... More

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Catonsville, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

It's a great place to visit near Christmas time, especially if you have little ones in the "Thomas the Tank Engine" phase. We enjoyed the beautiful decorations, the historical costumes, and the very knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guides.

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Columbia, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Kind of small, but packed with railroad history, this museum offers a fun activity for the family. There is a nice diorama and small theater to watch a themed program. They have done a nice job in recreating the station.

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Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
83 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

This amazing place completely exceeded our expectations. Model trains, railroad history, full size trains, amazing architecture and history. We were there a little over 2 hours and learned a lot. I would love to bring my younger nieces and nephews back some day. There is a lot here for the younger children as well.

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