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Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum

Admission to the museum is FREE! 


We have missed you and are excited to be reopen! During the closure we have been actively preparing to open and have adjusted our operations and amenities. We have trained staff, added signage, temporarily closed high touch areas, and cleaned and moved equipment and furniture to promote physical distancing. 

The museum is open regular hours: Wednesday-Thursday 10am-3pm, Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Monday-Tuesday: Closed

Closures and Changes:

  • Museum traffic will be one way. All public guests must enter by the iron gate outside. Please look for the B&O staff member sitting by the gate under a tent. Exit will be through the gift shop. 
  • All hands-on exhibits and toys have been temporarily removed from the museum.  Visitors can still see the trains run in the Freight House. 
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the museum. 
  • Bathrooms and refillable water bottle stations are available. Water fountains have been turned off.
  • The Gift Shop is currently only accepting card purchases. Please also limit touching of items to planned purchases. 

Guest Expectations:

Visitors that do not meet the facilities expectations may be asked to leave.

  • Please stay home if you have a fever (100.4 or above) or are experiencing symptoms of illness.
  • Upon entering the building, you must complete a health screening.
  • Adhere to all physical distancing guidelines and posted signage.
  • All guests are required to wear a facial covering while inside the Museum.
  • Practice good personal hygiene (wash hands, cover sneeze/coughs).
  • If safe physical distancing cannot be achieved, guests may be asked to wait out front until building congestion has cleared.

3711 Maryland Avenue, Ellicott City, MD 21043


Hours (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)


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.

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