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Great to see if you also see the B & O museum in Baltimore. The telegraph exhibit, model trains... read more

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Mike D
Greensboro, North Carolina
Train Museum

We enjoyed touring all the attractions at the B & O railway museum. It was interesting to see the... read more

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The B&O Ellicott City Station Museum is the oldest surviving train station in America, also many would argue that it is also the first station in America in general. The station was originally established as Freight Station only with passengers...more
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Reviewed yesterday

Great to see if you also see the B & O museum in Baltimore. The telegraph exhibit, model trains, and the building itself are great.

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed touring all the attractions at the B & O railway museum. It was interesting to see the history of trains in our country.

Thank hemee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this museum is about trains, I was surprised to learn that trains were the reason we got standardized times and timezones in the US. There are many people there who are train enthusiasts who are more than willing to tell you everything you ever...More

Thank Wisconsin_Cruiser_53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is housed in the oldest standing rail station in the U.S. Many displays; gives a good idea of what everything looked like in 1831 (and beyond). A model train exhibit and a rail car to tour. Small gift shop. I'd take an hour for...More

Thank iowavisitor2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great exhibits with historical information. They have a train ride available daily. I can’t wait to go back again.

Thank kraussy13
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

If you are into history and trains then this is a must see. Lots of interesting facts, pictures and excellent train gardens.

Thank KGrander
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Nice round house and train ride. We spent extra money for the VIP train ride but couldn’t hear the docent. That was disappointing. The museum is on 40 acres and has over 150+ rail cars & locomotives.

Thank MrPeteVirginiaBeach
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

A great little museum for train enthusiasts, interesting exhibits- like the telegraph. A friendly staff

Thank gdp9pitt
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

There was no charge to visit the museum. Staff was very nice. There was a short video explaining history of the railroad as well as a reconstruction of the trains route with 2 moving trains, which the kids that were there really seemed to like....More

Reviewed 6 April 2018

We arrived with three kids (ages 2, 2, and 4), 2 parents, & two grandparents and had a wonderful visit. From the time you park your car you're surrounded by incredible RR cars of every kind, The entrance fee was expensive so you have to...More

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22 July 2018|
Response from SUSAN L | Reviewed this property |
I am glad it reopened. we didn't pay an entrance fee.
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Response from Chuck K | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure of the price but it was cheap for myself and my two boys I'm thinking around $20 ish. ps. bring down some Wilbur Buds.
7 January 2015|
Response from ManicUSAVisitor | Reviewed this property |
I see what you mean. There are loads of pictures that are not of this museum which may be confusing to visitors. That is a drawback with Tripadvisor, it relies on contributors without vetting the content. I would hope that... More