MARCH 2016 at Ellicott City Station
A Journey from Roads to Rails: Guided Tour of Early Railroading
Saturday, March 26
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.
Sunday, March 27
Museum closed in observance of Easter.