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