B&O Ellicott City Station Museum in United States


Nice place Nice place to visit. Very informative very frequently staff. Would go again. Would be a great place to take kids.

Fascinating History and Evidence of Life from a Bygone Era Took a day-trip from West Virginia to experience some railroad history in the Baltimore area.

Educative and fun Small railroad station in at the bottom of Main Street Old Ellicott City. Some nice pieces of history in there. So far the most popular spot to see is the old caboose just outside the rear of the building.

The B&O Ellicott City Station Museum is the oldest surviving train station in America, also many would argue that it is also the first station in America in general. The station was originally established as Freight Station only with passengers loading and unloading from a platform attached to the second story of the hotel that once existed across the street from the platform. In the 1850's the B&O decided to transform the station for passenger use as well as freight. The station was also an important transportation hub during the civil war moving both supplies and troops for the Union. The station continued as a passenger station until December 31st 1949 and as Freight Station until the 1970's. The station was than converted to a museum and is listed under the National Register of Historic Places. The management of the Museum has changed throughout the years, with Howard County Recreation and Parks taking over management from the site in September of 2017


Address 3711 Maryland Ave Intersection of Maryland Ave and Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4993

Phone +1 410-313-1945

Website http://www.howardcountymd.gov/Baltimore-Ohio-Station-at-Ellicott-City

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