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B&O Railroad Museum

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Address: 2711 Maryland Ave, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4661
Phone Number: 410-461-1944
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A holiday exhibit of model trains is found at this rail museum in Ellicott...

A holiday exhibit of model trains is found at this rail museum in Ellicott City

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I have lived in Maryland for most of my adult life and I had no idea that this museum existed. My husband stumbled upon an ad for a children's event at the museum, a chance to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2016
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

It was a wonderful, and historic museum until July 30 when Ellicott City was ravaged by six inches of water in under two hours. Google "Ellicott City Flooding". You won`t believe it. When the Museum was open it clearly rated five stars. It suffered no damage, unlike most other buildings in Ellicott City, by virtue of being elevated a bit... More 

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Maryland
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144 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

I have lived in Maryland for most of my adult life and I had no idea that this museum existed. My husband stumbled upon an ad for a children's event at the museum, a chance to ride "Chuggington". Our three year-old grandson loves everything trains, so we decided to purchase tickets and surprise him. He was not the only one... More 

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Thank MegtheHealer
Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Old building on the river. Some interesting history, but it's a small place. Nice model train setup.

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Thank retreiver
Ellicott City, Maryland
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

The museum is a fabulous place to visit. It's in a real roundhouse and has many historical engines and cars to visit as well as their stories. We went once to a catered function there where there is plenty of room for dinner and dancing.

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Thank Doug W
Lexington, Kentucky
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58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Absolutely fascinating! I am a railroad enthusiast, a model railroader, a member of a steam engine restoration group and basically love trains. Having said all that, this place genuinely impressed me, and is a must see for anyone that likes trains. From the roundhouse, to the static displays, to the WWII exhibits, to the gift shop - there is something... More 

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Thank DaveR3232
Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

This was on his bucket list as he loves trains. He enjoyed his visit. He got to stand in the engine of Alleghany train. It was a 2-8-8-6. We took the train ride up to the first stone. I think this might have been our shortest train ride. About 20 min in length. Lots of kids were enjoying the day... More 

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Magalia, California
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

The B&O Railroad Museum is an amazing place with an enormous roundtable inlaid wirh varnished hardwood floors. In each bay stands an engine with representative cars from the various generations extending back to an early engine resembling Tom Thumb. Entering the museum is a model railroad layout and other railroad memorabilia.

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Yulee
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This was an excellent value. It was very interesting to learn the history of the steam engine and railroad in the United States. We took the train ride-it goes a mile or so up the track and comes back. Tons to learn and see with lots of historic engines & cars.

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Thank Alan G
Ellicott City, Maryland
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Baltimore was at the beginning of railroad history.The B&O railroad was truly a pioneer, beginning the development of a national railroad network that made major contributions to the country's commercial and industrial development. This museum is well designed, featuring some of the classic engines and cars making up the historic trains that plied those early tracks, blazing our trail west.... More 

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Higham, Suffolk, UK
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309 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

This museum in the centre of Ellicott City is a nice piece of history. However, contrary to other reviews, there's is NO roundhouse full of engines or train ride or hands on lots of activities. This museum only consists of the central museum (the original two story building station), an engine shed that now houses a large HO gauge model... More 

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