Ellicott City Station
2711 Maryland Avenue,  Ellicott City,  MD 21043
Phone:410-461-1945
Ellicott City Station:


The B&O Railroad Museum Ellicott City Station CLOSED until Further Notice.

The Board of Directors and Staff of the B&O Railroad Museum and The Ellicott City Station wish to express their heartfelt sympathy to the families who are enduring sorrow over the tragic loss of life from the historic and deadly flood that occurred on July 30, 2016. To our Main Street neighbors, both residents and businesses, we extend our thoughts to you and send our warm wishes.

I would like to express our sincere thanks to all who have written, emailed, called, inquired, and offered to help to secure the museum's future. Thank you for your concern.

On August 3, 2016 Museum staff and representatives from Howard County were permitted access to the historic B&O Ellicott City Station. We are extremely pleased to report that, other than some minor damage to electric wires and ductwork in a crawl space, the building is safe, secure and undamaged as are the artifacts and equipment within.

Given the Station's location at the corner of Main Street and Maryland Avenue and its north face at the confluence of the Tiber River and the Patapsco River, it is truly miraculous that little to no damage occurred. The north portion of the plaza in front of the station and the buildings across Main Street are some of the hardest hit areas.

We intend to continue to support our business and residential neighbors and the Howard County Government who were so hard hit by this natural disaster. Please keep them in your thoughts as the recovery and rebuilding of this historic mill town moves steadily forward.

Due to the massive cleanup and recovery efforts in Ellicott City the Museum will remain closed until further notice. We will send notice as soon as we are able to determine a reopening date.

Courtney B. Wilson
Executive Director


 

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; 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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