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Trip Advisor Adds to Ellicott City's Atmosphere
Mar 24, 2015 by: GipsieGirl from Annapolis, Maryland
While the museum itself is quite small and uneventful, it is an historic landmark worth noticing during a visit to Ellicott City. A beautiful stone building, the station adds to Ellicott City's already charming historic atmosphere, and is nice place for photo ops. It's worth noting that this is the site of the famous Tom Thumb vs. horse drawn carriage race.



Trip Advisor Well worth the price of admission
Feb 18, 2015 by: OellaRes from Ellicott City, Maryland
Something for visitors of all ages, train buffs, history buffs, little kids. The bonus is that a real train runs right by the museum at intervals announced by the ringing of the bell so that everyone can go to the platform and watch. Admission is so reasonable that even a short visit is doable.



Trip Advisor great for kids
Dec 31, 2014 by: AFsilverfox52 from Pasadena MD
The train gardens are great for the kids to see in action. The only real hands on adventure for kids is the real caboose that they can go into and explore. I wish there was more active narrative for the kids and adults so a better understanding of the relationship to the civil war and the years before and after.



Trip Advisor Quick, quaint, fun for all ages
Dec 28, 2014 by: Maura_Patricia from Austin, Texas
Fans of trains and train gardens will enjoy this historic spot. At Christmas time there is a Lego train garden in addition to the regular garden, which is tremendous. Caboose is really fun for kids and the railroad and Civil War history will interest the adults.



Trip Advisor Beautifully restored
Nov 26, 2014 by: Esther S from 
Staff well informed with historical points; large than expected museum; grounds well maintained; well worth returning!


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