B&O Railroad Museum, Ellicott City

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  • 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 o...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • Great train displays, especially the LEGO Main Street Ellicott City display upstairs. Lots of interactive things for kids, lots of history  more »
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  • Very clean and well cared for train museum. Our group felt safe and comfortable on the property. Wonderful display of engines and cars, lots of history. Kids were very engaged. Wish the price was reduced a bit during the off-season, we did not get a train ride (mid March). Would definitely go back, a fun experience and learned a lot.
  • One of my favorite childhood places and an all around excellent museum. Love the feeling of nostalgia I get when walking through these doors. Beautiful museum, kind energy & wooden whistles that sound like a train when you blow on them as a souvenir! Great time for more attentive kids but fun for all. 🚂
  • Well worth the money. The round house has a lot of locomotives to check out. The model train display is also very cool. It is of the city of Baltimore. We took a free tour and were able to learn a lot of fun details.
  • This is a lot more fun and interesting than one may expect when making plans. We've gone a couple of times with the sun if engaging the kids. However, I think the adults in the group enjoy it even more. Insightful historical information, cool trains you can climb in and a playground outside all await. Free parking!
  • The place has a lot going for it, but a few things missing. Definitely bring your own food; their frier is pretty much the only method of cooking at their pathetic cafe. They use old commuter cars to demo the first mile of rail around, which is cool, but easy to miss. The train collections have a few very large pieces that show how much power is in steam trains, and a few unique elements of history. For the toddlers, the play area is fairly large with lots of toys, at least for when there aren't a lot of toddlers (kids that small are just learning to share). We visited on a day they were demonstrating the turntable in the roundhouse. That was something to see: a single person rotating a whole train car by manpower!
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