Street Address
2711 Maryland Avenue
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Mailing Address
2711 Maryland Avenue
Ellicott City, MD 21043
phone: 410-461-1945
Note: Last admission is one half hour prior to closing time.
Sunday, Wednesday - Saturday11 AM - 4 PM
Please note that the Museum is CLOSED on the following holidays: Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day
Adults - $5
Seniors (60+) - $4
Children (ages 2-12) - $3
Children (under 2 years of age) - Free
Museum members receive FREE admission.
Museum Type(s)
Amy Getz, Dir. of Marketing/PR
phone: 410-752-2490


The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum: Ellicott City Station is the oldest surviving railroad station in America, and was the original terminus of the first 13 miles of commercial railroad in the country. The site features the Main Depot building, constructed in 1830-31; the freight house, designed by E. Francis Baldwin and built in 1885; a replica of the first horse-drawn passenger rail car, the Pioneer; and a 1927 "I-5" Caboose.

Housed in the freight house is a 40-foot HO-gauge model train layout showing the original thirteen miles of commercial rail track stretching from Baltimore to Ellicott Mills. The operating layout features an introductory video and light show.

Living historians tell the story of the development of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the nation�s first common carrier railroad, and its impact on Ellicott City between 1827 and 1868.

A visit to the best railroad store anywhere is right here at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum Store. Everything from toy trains to t-shirts, caps to cups, books to bandanas... the Museum Store has something for every taste and budget. Browse our online catalog. You can order online or call us at 410-752-2490 Ext 213.

Artifacts Collections

  • early railroad artifacts
  • B&O tools and equipment
  • 1927 caboose
  • tool car and hand car