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B&O Railroad Museum

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Address: 2711 Maryland Ave, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4661
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+1 410-461-1944

A holiday exhibit of model trains is found at this rail museum in Ellicott...

A holiday exhibit of model trains is found at this rail museum in Ellicott City

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Great for Families

You will be educated by the staff here whom are very informative and will explain everything to you .

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Halethorpe, Maryland
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Halethorpe, Maryland
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59 reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

You will be educated by the staff here whom are very informative and will explain everything to you .

Thank jimhalethorpe
Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great place to take kids. takes less than hour. Best at Christmas time because of RR train set. A true historic site

Thank akdave
Ellicott City, Maryland
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Cozy, kid friendly, really educational about local history, walkable, touchable real railroad cars and equipment.

Thank jfentonq
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Small museum but packed with good stuff for train lovers. Few engines outside. Nice display. Love their Christmas display, fun for kids all ages

Thank Maria M
san diego, ca
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Interesting and well done! The roundhouse where the trains are displayed is a beautiful piece of architecture. Lots of model trains from local train clubs to interest big and small train buffs! Want to ride a real train? No problem! A mile journey awaits you. Plan on spending a couple of hours.

Thank triptakerSanDiego
Ellicott City, Maryland
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Visited this terrific museum just before New Year and we all loved it. The Grandparents, both parents, and a 5 year old girl (granddaughter) and 2 year old boy (grandson). What a fun place for everyone. We saw two floors + of miniature (model) trains and and outdoor exhibit of a real caboose and a model of the old B&O... More 

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95 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Although we've been to Ellicott City a number of times, this was our first visit to the museum. It is rather small, but there are a number of interesting artifacts and stories pertaining to local history. We were fortunate enough to have visited just a few months before the city was hit with a devastating flood-- the worst in nearly... More 

Thank rmesoo
San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina
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38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I went for a business meeting inside the museum and was a really great experience. You can breath the history of all the trains. You can go over the wagon. I totally recommend this Museum!

Thank Elio C
Clayton, Delaware
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I took myself and my boys to the museum really just to see one thing in particular and that is the B&O 5300 President Washington steam engine and it was nice to see a piece of my family history. Back in the day of steam my great grandfather ran this engine and to see it preserved is very special. Anyway... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

It was a wonderful, and historic museum until July 30 when Ellicott City was ravaged by six inches of water in under two hours. Google "Ellicott City Flooding". You won`t believe it. When the Museum was open it clearly rated five stars. It suffered no damage, unlike most other buildings in Ellicott City, by virtue of being elevated a bit... More 

Thank WisHuey

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