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B&O Railroad Museum

2711 Maryland Ave, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4661
+1 410-461-1944
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The Museum is No More

It was a wonderful, and historic museum until July 30 when Ellicott City was ravaged by six inches... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
Ellicott City, Maryland

I have lived in Maryland for most of my adult life and I had no idea that this museum existed. My... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
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A holiday exhibit of model trains is found at this rail museum in Ellicott City
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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2711 Maryland Ave, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4661
+1 410-461-1944
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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...More

Thank WisHuey
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,...More

Thank MegtheHealer
Reviewed 27 July 2016

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

Thank retreiver
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.

Thank Doug W
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...More

Thank DaveR3232
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...More

Thank Karen S
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...More

Thank gordonrlangford
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This was an excellent value. It was very interesting to learn the history of the steam engine and railroad in the United States. We took the train ride-it goes a mile or so up the track and comes back. Tons to learn and see with...More

Thank Alan G
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Baltimore was at the beginning of railroad history.The B&O railroad was truly a pioneer, beginning the development of a national railroad network that made major contributions to the country's commercial and industrial development. This museum is well designed, featuring some of the classic engines and...More

Thank ChesapeakeSkipper
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

This museum in the centre of Ellicott City is a nice piece of history. However, contrary to other reviews, there's is NO roundhouse full of engines or train ride or hands on lots of activities. This museum only consists of the central museum (the original...More

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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.
8 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