Please check our main Recreation & Parks webpage for all updates. 

As we continue to keep our community centers and facilities closed with public safety in mind, we are bringing some of our favorite classes to your household as online programs! Please visit our webpage.

Please also enjoy free videos and print outs! Our page grows daily! We post each new activity on our social media site (HoCoRec) and then archive it on our webpage.

Decisions on in-person summer camps will continue to be made throughout the summer two weeks prior to a camp's starting date.

The Caboose will be CLOSED for restoration starting Monday, October 14 through Spring 2020.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Please check our Facebook page for updates on progress! 

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Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum

Admission to the museum is FREE! 

 

Address
3711 Maryland Avenue, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Phone
410-313-1945

Hours (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
The facility will be open starting Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Hours will be limited to evenings and weekends as the facility will be used for camps and childcare during the weekdays. Hours, safety guidelines, sign-ups, and the number of people able to access each facility will be restricted. Guidelines on each use will be posted by July 8. 

Wed-Thurs: 10am-3pm
Fri-Su: 10am-5pm 

The center will close to observe the following holidays: 

New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independance Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday & Friday) and Christmas Day.

In addition, the center will close at 5pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

For parking and access information for Ellicott City's Main Street, click here

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History

Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1968, the 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. 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.

NEW! Virtual Programs

Due to COVID-19, B&O Museum staff is working on developing virtual, online versions of some of our favorite programs using WebEx.  List will be updated as programs and dates become available! 

 

B&O Behind the Scenes Tour

Virtually go behind the museum ropes on a special tour of the oldest railroad station in America! Using the WebEx platform and B&O staff, explore the museum's rich history and discover the preservation efforts undertaken in the 1970s to preserve the station for enjoyment of future generations. See artifacts and rarely seen photographs from the museum's collection. Info: Emily Mosher, 410.313.0419 or emosher@howardcountymd.gov.

May 29      6-7:30pm

Visiting the Museum

The museum is on two levels, with a set of stairs to the second floor. 

The first floor includes the freight agent’s living quarters, gift shop, and restrooms.  The second floor showcases the Provost Marshall’s Office, Telegraph/Ticket Office, Men’s Waiting Room, and Car House.  We also have two other buildings on the property, accessed from the second floor: our Freight House, which houses our HO-scale model of the first thirteen miles of track from Baltimore to Ellicott's Mills (now Ellicott City), and our 1927 Caboose, which once operated on the B&O Line. 

Although there is no elevator, the museum has a ramp outside of the building to access the platform and second level.  If you need to use the ramp, please let the cashier in the Gift Shop know and we will open the gate for you.  

Restrooms are located on the first floor in the gift shop. 

 

Special Events

Special Events Coming Soon!

Programs

The B&O Ellicott City Station Museum is now offering hour-long guided group tours! There is a charge of $5.00 per person. Please email emosher@howardcountymd.gov to schedule. 

 

Spring Programs Coming Soon!

Summer Camps

Please check our Heritage Sites page for information about this year's summer camps! 

 

 

 

Rentals

Do you need a unique meeting or event space?  Are you looking for a place to hold a birthday party? The B&O Ellicott City Station Museum is available for rentals! For information on availability, prices, and times, please contact Jake Feirson at jfeirson@howardcountymd.gov or 410-313-2922. 

Volunteers

We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to help fill our ranks!  If you have an interest in trains, museums, or sharing history with others, this is the place for you.  For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact Museum Manager Jake Feirson at jfeirson@howardcountymd.gov or 410-313-2922.  

Photo Gallery

Please check out our historic photo page

Contact Us

Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum
3711 Maryland Avenue
Ellicott City, MD 21043
410-313-1945

 

Site Manager
Jake Feirson, 410-313-2922 or jfeirson@howardcountymd.gov

Assistant Manager/Program Manager
Emily Mosher, 410-313-0419 or emosher@howardcountymd.gov