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B&O Railroad Museum

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Address: 2711 Maryland Ave, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4661
Phone Number: +1 410-461-1944
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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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Interesting Local History

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
rmesoo
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Maryland
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Maryland
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95 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank rmesoo
San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina
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36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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Thank Elio C
Clayton, Delaware
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Chuck K
Ellicott City, Maryland
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 

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Thank WisHuey
Maryland
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153 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I have lived in Maryland for most of my adult life and I had no idea that this museum existed. My husband stumbled upon an ad for a children's event at the museum, a chance to ride "Chuggington". Our three year-old grandson loves everything trains, so we decided to purchase tickets and surprise him. He was not the only one... More 

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Thank MegtheHealer
Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Old building on the river. Some interesting history, but it's a small place. Nice model train setup.

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Thank retreiver
Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The museum is a fabulous place to visit. It's in a real roundhouse and has many historical engines and cars to visit as well as their stories. We went once to a catered function there where there is plenty of room for dinner and dancing.

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Thank Doug W
Lexington, Kentucky
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63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Absolutely fascinating! I am a railroad enthusiast, a model railroader, a member of a steam engine restoration group and basically love trains. Having said all that, this place genuinely impressed me, and is a must see for anyone that likes trains. From the roundhouse, to the static displays, to the WWII exhibits, to the gift shop - there is something... More 

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Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This was on his bucket list as he loves trains. He enjoyed his visit. He got to stand in the engine of Alleghany train. It was a 2-8-8-6. We took the train ride up to the first stone. I think this might have been our shortest train ride. About 20 min in length. Lots of kids were enjoying the day... More 

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Thank Karen S
Magalia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

The B&O Railroad Museum is an amazing place with an enormous roundtable inlaid wirh varnished hardwood floors. In each bay stands an engine with representative cars from the various generations extending back to an early engine resembling Tom Thumb. Entering the museum is a model railroad layout and other railroad memorabilia.

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