MARCH 2015 at Ellicott City Station
A Journey from Roads to Rails: Guided Tour of Early Railroading
Saturday, March 28
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 – December 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.