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B&O Railroad Station Museum
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Fantastic Historical Experience
Aug 27, 2014 by: DestinationDiaries from Louisville, Kentucky
The B & O Railroad Museum offers the most amazing look into railroad history that I have ever experienced! If you have even a mild interest in the inner workings of the railway system, how railroads grew and evolved into what we see today, or you just like climbing about in antique rail cars, then this is the place for you! Just pulling into the parking lot starts my imagination right up, as I am literally surrounded by trains and locomotives of all age, size, and color. It brings the mind to wonder where they have been, and what stories they have to tell. The entrance of the historical station looks much like it did in old photographs, and I can almost envision the likes of Edgar Allan Poe stepping through the door to board a train. Once inside, the ticket options include the attractions of this vast museum, Mile One Express train rides, and Choo Choo Blueville... just for kids. They even have special events on sale, with crowd pleasers like Choo Choo Soul! The interactive exhibits, walk through experiences, and historical artifacts on display are nothing short of inspiring, culminating in the beauty of the 1884 Baldwin Roundhouse.
Great inexpensive wedding venue
Aug 12, 2014 by: SB M from Laurel, Maryland
We got married at the B&O Railroad Station Museum in Ellicott City and it was awesome! The staff was super helpful, even moving big displays around so that our guests would have more room. It is CHEAP to use and they give you and your guests access to the entire museum, so that people have the ability to wander around before the ceremony starts. There are many places to take unique photos, and if you have a short informal ceremony you can do it outside so your guests can stand on the ramp and look down on your ceremony, which was great because we had a lot of Deaf friends so they could see the interpreters no matter where they were. It's not the fanciest, but it is a great value and a beautiful location.
Very nice Railroad Stop
Jul 22, 2014 by: ReneeH3 from Baltimore, Maryland
We went there this past weekend, with the kids ages 9,10,14. They all enjoyed the visit. The docent in the beginning was very sweet and welcoming. The kids were thrilled at being able to touch certain things, and play in the caboose.
Gem of a Museum with Added Attraction in the Goods Shed
Jul 08, 2014 by: ManicUSAVisitor from London, England
A friendly greeting on arrival to this informative museum, starting at ground level then ascending to trackside level with more displays and the goods shed containing a model railway layout. It was here that I met the interesting custodian (part time) and after I had watched the layout for a while, spent over an hour talking about many subjects, making this a very enjoyable visit. I can't guarantee that he will always be there, but ask him if he has been to Scotland and if he has it's the right man.
Jun 30, 2014 by: CherryBlossom85 from Baltimore, MD
the lego displays at christmas were pretty cool, but had they not been there my nephews would have been very bored at the exhibits.
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