Ellicott City Station:
The B&O Railroad Museum Ellicott City Station CLOSED until Further Notice.
As recovery efforts and infrastructure replacement and repairs continue along the flood ravaged Main Street in Ellicott City, Maryland the historic Ellicott City Station remains closed to the public at this time. Meetings with Howard County officials will be scheduled later in the month which may provide some insight into their progress as well as a projected time line for reopening. We will keep you and the media informed as new information is received. Please check back for additional updates.
If you are a B&O Member, please take advantage of all of the events at the B&O Railroad Museum and Mount Clare Museum House in downtown Baltimore.
Courtney B. Wilson
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; a replica of the first horse-drawn passenger rail car, the Pioneer; 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