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B&O Ellicott City Station Museum

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Great train museum

My kids really liked this place. It is cool that it is an actual train station that was turned... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2019
Joshua E
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Stafford, United States
Free train museum!

I loved visiting this little piece of railroad history! They have so much to see in such a small... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2019
Tami S
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Skagway, Alaska
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The B&O Ellicott City Station Museum is the oldest surviving train station in America, also many would argue that it is also the first station in America in general. The station was originally established as Freight Station only with passengers...more
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3711 Maryland Ave, Intersection of Maryland Ave and Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4993
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

My kids really liked this place. It is cool that it is an actual train station that was turned into a museum. The model trains near the caboose that you can walk in is pretty cool also. If you are walking around downtown Ellicott city,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Joshua E
Reviewed May 8, 2019

I loved visiting this little piece of railroad history! They have so much to see in such a small area! I was really impressed with how much was preserved and on display. The self-guided tour book also had activities for kids, including a scavenger hunt...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Tami S
Reviewed March 17, 2019

Whether you are interested in vintage railways or not, you'll enjoy this small, well-laid out museum. You can learn all about the history of the station that houses the museum by reading the wealth of information, watching videos, looking at the many exhibits and trying...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 18, 2019

this is a teeny tiny museum jam-packed with all sorts of interesting railroad history. if someone in your party enjoys trains, you won't want to miss it! kids especially will enjoy climbing around the museum's historic train cars and playing with the model train layouts...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank razorbagel
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

This museum is fabulous. It is small and very manageable for young children. My grandson loved watching the model trains.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 357NancyN
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

I've stopped here a couple of times this year (2018) and always enjoy seeing and reading about the local history.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 271philipk
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

This is a great museum in the middle of Ellicott City. The museum features some of the best model train displays I have ever seen. There are even LEGO train models. Parking next to the museum is limited. Instead, park several blocks away in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank akt85
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a gray, gloomy day but it didn’t take away from the enjoyment of this site. The station and cars are awesome, but the train displays kept the interest of our one and three year olds. This is a small museum but it’s...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sheilal921
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Visit the oldest railroad station in America! Built when railroads were powered by horses, not steam locomotives - when men and women had separate waiting rooms. Discover the little-known history of railroading, and see a model train layout of the first tracks laid in America....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank litterpicker1993
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in while exploring the city. A fantastic interpretation of the station, life for the keeper and history of Ellicott City. Give yourself at least an hour to poke around.

Date of experience: August 2018
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WisHuey
July 22, 2018|
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I am glad it reopened. we didn't pay an entrance fee.
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pamimi4
January 24, 2017|
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I'm not sure of the price but it was cheap for myself and my two boys I'm thinking around $20 ish. ps. bring down some Wilbur Buds.
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January 7, 2015|
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I see what you mean. There are loads of pictures that are not of this museum which may be confusing to visitors. That is a drawback with Tripadvisor, it relies on contributors without vetting the content. I would hope that... More
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