MARCH 2014 at Ellicott City Station
Hardtack - What is it and how do you make it?
Saturday, March 1
Hardtack was a staple of the soldiers diet during the American Civil War. Learn from a living historian why it was used during the war and how it was made.
Civil War Era Tea Party
Saturday, March 15
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Children and families are invited to join the ladies of the Maine Camp Hospital Association for a Civil War era tea party. Enjoy tea and snacks that were common in the period. Learn about social and home front issues and the work that was done for wounded soldiers by these ladies during the war. Recommended for families with young children; no reservations required.
A Journey from Roads to Rails: Guided Tour of Early Railroading
Saturday, March 29
When the depot at Ellicott's Mills opened in 1831, there was only 23 miles of track in America and 13 stretched from Baltimore to present day Ellicott City. Join us and experience the birth and development of America's first significant railroad, the Baltimore & Ohio. Learn how and why the first rail cars were pulled by horses and about the development of the first American-built steam engine. Discover how new technology changed the way people lived by breaking centuries-old barriers of time and distance.
Civil War 150th Anniversary
The War Came By Train
Now – May 30, 2015
Wednesday – Sunday
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ellicott City Station, America’s oldest railroad station, hosts a satellite exhibit of The War Came by Train that presents living history demonstrations and exhibits highlighting the effect of the railroad during the Civil War on small town life, residents and troops that came through.
Boy Scout & Girl Scout Month
During the months of March & September, boy or girl scouts dressed in uniform who visit the B&O’s Ellicott City Station will receive $1.00 off regular admission. For additional savings on groups of 20 or more contact the site manager at 410-461-1945.