Holiday Train Experiences


There's just something magical about trains during the holidays, so try one of these great Maryland railroad experiences to get the season on track.

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There’s no place like Maryland for the holidays! 

The Trains of Christmas at Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum Photo By: Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum

1 The Trains of Christmas - Hagerstown

Newly renovated "Trains of Christmas" includes favorite steam and diesel trains operating on four levels over a winter landscape. The layout grows as the season progresses. 
 


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Type:
Attraction


Location:
300 S. Burhans Blvd
Hagerstown, MD 21741
301-739-4665


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2 Martinville Christmas Train Garden

A special holiday display of miniature planes and trains in the Martinville Christmas Train Garden can be seen during a tour at the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum.


More about Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum


Type:
History & Heritage


Location:
Martin State Airport, Hangar 5
Middle River, MD 21220
410-682-6122


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3 Holiday Festival of Trains

Enjoy the museum's annual holiday celebration of toy trains and model railroading. 

Ellicott City
Howard County


More about B&O Ellicott City Station Museum


Type:
Attraction


Location:
3711 Maryland Ave
Ellicott City, MD 21043
410-313-1945


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Holiday train garden Photo By: FireMuseumMD.org

4 Holiday Train Garden - Timonium

See O-scale trains wind through a 20th century town and pick out your favorite local landmarks. The Holiday Train Garden is included with admission to the Fire Museum.


More about The Fire Museum of Maryland


Type:
General Attractions


Location:
1301 York Rd
Lutherville, MD 21093
410-321-7500


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5 Highlandtown Train Garden

Local businesses and associations sponsor model train displays throughout the garden.  Several "engineers" set up the garden in Fire House #41.  A timeless event in Baltimore city; best of all, it's free!

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Baltimore City

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6 Brookside Garden of Lights and Model Trains

In addition to Brookside Garden of Lights outdoor holiday light exhibit (with more than one million dazzling lights,) G-Scale model trains wind through a seasonal landscape inside the Conservatory. Inside the Visitors Center, enjoy hot cocoa while listening to one of the nightly musical performances.  
 


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Type:
Arts & Culture


Location:
1800 Glenallan Ave
Wheaton, MD 20902
301-962-1400


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7 Miracle in the Showroom - Full Steam Ahead

Just a short distance from the Miracle on 34th St. Light Display - Make Studio's Miracle in the Showroom train garden brings to life Harry Potter and Disney themed trains.  Original art and and gifts will be for sale along with hot chocolate and sweet treats available.  

Christmas Doll and Train Exhibit at St. Clement’s Island Museum Photo By: St. Mary's County Division of Tourism

8 Christmas Doll and Train Exhibit at St. Clement’s Island Museum

Enjoy antique and collectible dolls, trains and toys in festive holiday displays. 

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St. Mary's County


More about St. Clement's Island Museum


Type:
History & Heritage


Location:
38370 Point Breeze Rd
Coltons Point, MD 20626
301-769-2222


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9 The B&O's Magical Holiday Express

Each day there is something to see and do at B&O's Magical Holiday Express which is devoted to trains of all sizes, your favorite holiday characters, and a train load of fun for the entire family!  
B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore
 


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Type:
Attraction


Location:
901 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21223
410-752-2490


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Christmas Train Garden in Cambridge Photo By: Jill Jasuta

10 Christmas Train Garden - Cambridge

Delight in a miniature landscape of trains, houses, businesses, even emergency rescue displays. A Rescue Fire Department tradition for more than 80 years! 

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11 37th Annual Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company Train Garden

An annual tradition for many family’s, the Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company's 37th Annual Christmas brings enjoyment to the faces of the children and adults alike.  Children of all ages are welcomed, but should be appropriately supervised. Please remember there is a $1 donation at the door for ages 8 and up.

 

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12 Christmas City Express - Cumberland

Enjoy a magical holiday train ride and a chance to visit with Santa!Your journey includes listening to Christmas music and a story, meeting Santa, and hot cocoa and cookies.  Dining guests enjoy a traditional turkey dinner with Santa and his elves aboard one of Western Maryland Railroad's vintage dining cars.

Western Maryland Railroad
Cumberland


More about Western Maryland Scenic Railroad


Type:
Attraction


Location:
13 Canal St
Cumberland, MD 21502
301-759-4400


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Featured Places
Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum exterior
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Location:
300 S. Burhans Blvd
Hagerstown, MD 21741
Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum
02
Location:
Martin State Airport, Hangar 5
Middle River, MD 21220
Train at B&O Railroad Station Museum in Ellicott City
03
Location:
3711 Maryland Ave
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Fire Museum of Maryland
04
Location:
1301 York Rd
Lutherville, MD 21093
Brookside Gardens wedding
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Location:
1800 Glenallan Ave
Wheaton, MD 20902
St. Clement's Island Museum exterior view
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Location:
38370 Point Breeze Rd
Coltons Point, MD 20626
Round House at the B&O Railroad Museum
07
Location:
901 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21223
Western Maryland Railroad
08
Location:
13 Canal St
Cumberland, MD 21502
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