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B&O Ellicott City Station Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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My 18 month old grandson loved it!

This museum is fabulous. It is small and very manageable for young children. My grandson loved... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nancy N
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Great place for local history

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

Reviewed January 6, 2019
Ellicott City, Maryland
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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 3 days ago 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 Nancy N
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
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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
Thank johnmardenx
Reviewed September 3, 2018

If you enjoy history and particularly industrial or railroad history, this small museum is worth a visit. Walk down the street and have lunch at the Trolley Stop Restaurant, another historic building.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Erma92
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

My Husband and I had a good times when we visited Ellicot city we enjoyed delicious food, music. We saw a lot of tourists from different parts of the country

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gloriamadrinan4
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Great to see if you also see the B & O museum in Baltimore. The telegraph exhibit, model trains, and the building itself are great.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mike D
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We enjoyed touring all the attractions at the B & O railway museum. It was interesting to see the history of trains in our country.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank hemee
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July 22, 2018|
Response from SUSANL3538 | Reviewed this property |
I am glad it reopened. we didn't pay an entrance fee.
January 24, 2017|
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Response from Chuck K | Reviewed this property |
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.
January 7, 2015|
Response from ManicUSAVisitor | Reviewed this property |
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