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B&O Railroad Museum

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2711 Maryland Ave, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4661
+1 410-461-1944
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Cute but not worth the price of admission

It is cute, but really should be almost free. Not much to it, but nice if you like trains or... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2016
Worth the drive

After spending a couple of days in Baltimore this was on our to do list because of its history... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2016
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  • Poor2%
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2711 Maryland Ave, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4661
+1 410-461-1944
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Reviewed March 24, 2016

It is cute, but really should be almost free. Not much to it, but nice if you like trains or Maryland history. I like both so I liked the small exhibit but really they charge for this?

Thank eringobalt
Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

After spending a couple of days in Baltimore this was on our to do list because of its history. It's about a 20 minute drive out of Baltimore in a very pleasant tourist town. The station has a long history and some very interesting displays....More

1  Thank Johnpsau
Reviewed March 14, 2016

You don't even have to love trains to enjoy this museum. The roundhouse houses a variety of engines with good explanations. Currently there is a very well curated display of Trains in the Civil War. Outside static displays let you climb in and about various...More

Thank Tenormary
Reviewed February 29, 2016

You don't have to be a Railroad Enthusiast to enjoy this museum. We spent several hours touring this museum. This museum is also nice if you enjoy Civil War history. It describes how important the railroad was to developing our country as well as winning...More

1  Thank Mary Jane W
Reviewed January 11, 2016

This is a great museum! Amazing collection of trains and memorabilia from the B&O railroad. Definitely check out the trains both in the roundhouse and outside (the maintenance building where they repair and restore the trains was great too). It was amazing to see the...More

Thank Y4269LF
Reviewed January 10, 2016

This is a great place for train lovers. It is also full of history. The trains are both inside an actual roundhouse and outside as well. We didn't get a chance to ride the trains on the outside, but I will try to go back...More

Thank kspeaker
Reviewed December 21, 2015

Visited to get information for a History Day project. Very interesting. Would advise going on the train ride. Outdoor activities for kids. Impressive building and historical trains. great learning experience for kids and adults.

Thank Joy M
Reviewed December 17, 2015

I Had No Idea This Place Would Be This Good! Listen, even if you could care less about trains you should come see this place. OMG. So much to see. So many trains all under one roof, and even outside and in another out building....More

Thank ThePinkCar
Reviewed December 15, 2015

It is a great part of history and the train rides are so informative. They do have special events so check ahead of time. Beautiful at Christmas for the whole family!!

Thank lisakF8677RL
Reviewed December 10, 2015

Ellicott City is so proud to be the destination of the first 13 miles of railroad in the country and the historical info is all here. My son loves the toy trains on display and the real ones. Just driving by and seeing the old...More

Thank Oakster5
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What are the admission prices?
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.
Do you realize there are some pictures here that are of the Museum in Baltimore and not yours? I don't know if there is a way you can fix it.
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