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Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Ellicott City Station Museum
Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks

3711 Maryland Avenue
Ellicott City, MD 21043

410-313-1945 - voice

Contact 1Nathan Davis
Site Manager
410-313-2922 - voice
Contact 2Emily Mosher
Assistant Manager/Program Manager
410-313-0419 - voice
PurposeDesignated a National Historic Landmark in 1968, the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Ellicott City Station is the oldest surviving railroad station in the country. Built in 1831, Ellicott City (then Ellicott's Mills) was the first stop on the B&O Main Line, 13 miles outside of Baltimore, Maryland. The station was originally designed to handle freight, but eventually transitioned to also serve passengers by 1857. Although passenger service was discontinued in 1949, freight service continued until 1972. The station was preserved and restored by local preservation groups to continue to share the important role the B&O Railroad played in local industrial history.
ServiceTaking guests back in time, the Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum welcomes walk-in visitors Wednesdays through Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Fridays through Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., features exhibits and a gifts shop, and offers guided group tours, summer camps, rental opportunities and much more activities throughout the year.
SubjectsChildren - Activities/Entertainment, Christmas - Displays/Events, Historic Sites, Museums, Trains, Volunteers - Needed
Last Updated13 July 2023