Ellicott City Station
2711 Maryland Avenue,  Ellicott City,  MD 21043
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The B&O Railroad Museum has operated the Ellicott City Railroad Station Museum for 11 years on behalf of Howard County, Maryland the owner of the historic property through a management contract and grant agreement. At the beginning of June 2017 the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks gave us 30 days' notice that our management contract would end. There was no reason for this move other than the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks made a decision to manage the property as a museum themselves rather than continuing the management contract with us.

For more than a decade we are proud to have brought lively programming, engaging exhibitions and living history to Main Street. The building known as the "oldest railroad station in America" holds national significance and is crucial to the story of the B&O Railroad.

We are disappointed in this decision but are working closely with Howard County officials to ensure a smooth transition. The last day that the museum will be open under our management is August 27, 2017. We wish them well.

For further details about closings, openings and programs, please click here.

Ellicott  City Station: Living History MuseumModel Railroading at the B&O's, Ellicott City Station

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum: Ellicott City Station is the oldest surviving railroad station in America, and was the original terminus of the first 13 miles of commercial railroad in the country. The site features the Main Depot building, constructed in 1830-31; the freight house, designed by E. Francis Baldwin and built in 1885; and a 1927 "I-5" Caboose. Housed in the freight house is a 40-foot HO-gauge model train layout showing the original thirteen miles of commercial rail track stretching from Baltimore to Ellicott Mills. The operating layout features an introductory video and light show. Living historians tell the story of the development of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the nation's first common carrier railroad, and its impact on Ellicott City between 1827 and 1868. Please note that there are no train rides at Ellicott City Station. 
For Ellicott City Station's Calendar of Events click here.







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