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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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Great little museum

Stopped in while exploring the city. A fantastic interpretation of the station, life for the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ellicott City, Maryland
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Small interesting museum

If you enjoy history and particularly industrial or railroad history, this small museum is worth a... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
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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 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank johnmardenx
Reviewed 4 September 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.

Thank Erma92
Reviewed 28 August 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

Thank Gloriadiaz67
Reviewed 18 August 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.

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 8 August 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.

Thank hemee
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Although this museum is about trains, I was surprised to learn that trains were the reason we got standardized times and timezones in the US. There are many people there who are train enthusiasts who are more than willing to tell you everything you ever...More

Thank Wisconsin_Cruiser_53
Reviewed 5 August 2018

This is housed in the oldest standing rail station in the U.S. Many displays; gives a good idea of what everything looked like in 1831 (and beyond). A model train exhibit and a rail car to tour. Small gift shop. I'd take an hour for...More

Thank iowavisitor2015
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Great exhibits with historical information. They have a train ride available daily. I can’t wait to go back again.

Thank kraussy13
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

If you are into history and trains then this is a must see. Lots of interesting facts, pictures and excellent train gardens.

Thank KGrander
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Nice round house and train ride. We spent extra money for the VIP train ride but couldn’t hear the docent. That was disappointing. The museum is on 40 acres and has over 150+ rail cars & locomotives.

Thank MrPeteVirginiaBeach
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23 July 2018|
Response from SUSANL3538 | Reviewed this property |
I am glad it reopened. we didn't pay an entrance fee.
25 January 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.
8 January 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