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B&O Railroad Museum

2711 Maryland Ave, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4661
+1 410-313-1945
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We arrived with three kids (ages 2, 2, and 4), 2 parents, & two grandparents and had a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
sheilal921
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Albany, New York
Little train museum perfect for toddlers/preschoolers

I took my 3.5 year old grandson and 2 year old grand daughter. This is a small museum but perfect... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Travelgrandmom
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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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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 loading and unloading from a platform attached to the second story of the hotel that once existed across the street from the platform. In the 1850's the B&O decided to transform the station for passenger use as well as freight. The station was also an important transportation hub during the civil war moving both supplies and troops for the Union. The station continued as a passenger station until December 31st 1949 and as Freight Station until the 1970's. The station was than converted to a museum and is listed under the National Register of Historic Places. The management of the Museum has changed throughout the years, with Howard County Recreation and Parks taking over management from the site in September of 2017
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2711 Maryland Ave, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4661
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We arrived with three kids (ages 2, 2, and 4), 2 parents, & two grandparents and had a wonderful visit. From the time you park your car you're surrounded by incredible RR cars of every kind, The entrance fee was expensive so you have to...More

Thank sheilal921
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

I took my 3.5 year old grandson and 2 year old grand daughter. This is a small museum but perfect for them. It is the original building in old town Ellicott City, which in itself is charming and quaint. Parking is difficult but I managed...More

Thank Travelgrandmom
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

What a delightful time we had touring the B & O Station Museum in Ellicott City. It is the oldest surviving railroad station in America. What was especially interesting was the train garden made out of Legos to resemble the historic town of Ellicott City....More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

I've lived in Howard County for several years and finally had a chance to stop in. There is much information on local area and friendly staff to answer questions.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Great train displays, especially the LEGO Main Street Ellicott City display upstairs. Lots of interactive things for kids, lots of history

Thank jmarks889
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

We went to see their Christmas train display and it was enjoyable. They have a number of different rooms and most are simple displays and not elaborate until you get to the Lego train display. I'm not sure many people really appreciate the work that...More

Thank Kenneth A
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

You can see all kinds of trains and take a short train ride. Great exploring of the train cars for kids.

Thank Barbara991966
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Boy Scouts have been doing an event every year for last three years here. This year they did it again and another group set up a haunted train station;)!! What a combo;)!! Great fun for kids of all ages!!

Thank Howard B
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the Museum at approx 1pm on a Friday afternoon. Entry was free although there is a donations box. The welcome was warm and informative and we were invited to ask questions and take our time walking around the museum. We spent approx 2...More

Thank Ray J
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

The B&O Railroad Museum outside of Baltimore is a great stop for a train lover. There is a lot to see, starting with the locomotives and rolling stock outside, to the completely restored roundhouse inside. The car shop has been virtually left as is, complete...More

Thank Mike W
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pamimi4
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.
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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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