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B&O Railroad Museum

2711 Maryland Ave, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4661
+1 410-461-1944
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History up close

Bring your family and enjoy learning about US history through railroad history. Enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ellen F
Ellicott City, Maryland
Best of the B&O and More!

My adult son and I visited on a week day afternoon. They had to sweep us out at closing. We found... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gambrills, Maryland
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2711 Maryland Ave, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4661
+1 410-461-1944
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Bring your family and enjoy learning about US history through railroad history. Enjoy the beautiful restored roundhouse, see and climb on the engines, and take a train ride. Great for the kids with lots of hands on activities.

Thank Ellen F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My adult son and I visited on a week day afternoon. They had to sweep us out at closing. We found an excellent docent in the repair shed who was great with answering questions. We are sorry to have missed the train ride, so plan...More

Thank Leslie0447
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time at the railroad museum and it my little guys love trains! This place did not disappoint! They has an amazing time looking at all the old trains and going through the train cars learning about how and what they were...More

Thank Kristin D
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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

Thank jimhalethorpe
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
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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

Thank jfentonq
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
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....More

Thank triptakerSanDiego
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...More

Thank meh911
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...More

Thank rmesoo
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What are the admission prices?
24 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.
Do you realize there are some pictures here that are of the Museum in Baltimore and not yours? I don't know if there is a way you can fix it.
7 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