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The B&O Railroad Museum: Ellicott City Station
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The B&O Railroad Museum: Ellicott City Station

The B&O Railroad Museum: Ellicott City Station is the oldest surviving railroad station in America, and was the original terminus of the first 13 miles of commercial railroad in the country!

Completed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1831, this National Historic Landmark is the perfect complement to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum’s downtown campus. Here we showcase the people who built and operated America’s first railroad, tell stories of soldiers and citizens caught in the turmoil of Civil War and highlight the clash of technology that transformed America’s transportation systems from Roads to Rails.

There’s something here for everyone! The Ellicott City Station boasts one of the most acclaimed HO scale model railroads in the country, living history programs engage children and families and it’s located directly on the B&O Railroad’s historic Old Main Line over which CSX Transportation operates massive freight trains every day!

Changing exhibits and living history programs are offered throughout the year, please check the calendar of events, visit often, and consider purchasing a membership so that you have access to all of our programs, exhibits, special events and BOTH historic sites for an entire year!

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  • 2711 Maryland Avenue Ellicott City, MD 21043
  • 410-461-1945 Website
Interesting spot...for older kids


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"I visited the Ellicott City Station with my 4 year old and 2 year old. Not sure what I would find, but we always passed by it and thought it was worth a try. I found it interesting, but my kids were a bit too young for the museum. Great history but over their heads. The best part was the period actor who discussed what life was like. He was great at bringing it to the level of the kids and they loved it. Other highlights were walking on the caboose and checking out the large train table"

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