3711 Maryland Avenue, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Center Hours (Admission to the museum is free):

Wed-Thurs: 10am-3pm
Fri-Su: 10am-5pm 
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Main Phone 410-313-1945

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

Closed: January 1, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday & Friday) & December 25.

Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum
Museum Information

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.

Baltimore and Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum

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.


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 Nathan Davis at [email protected] or 410-313-2922. 


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 Nathan Davis at [email protected] or 410-313-2922.   

Private Tours

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 Conor Conneally, [email protected] to schedule. 

Contact Us

Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum
3711 Maryland Avenue
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Site Manager
Nathan Davis, 410-313-2922 

Assistant Manager/Private Tours
Conor Conneally, 410-313-2924

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