The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, a full affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American railroading and its impact on American society, culture and economy. The Museum is home to the oldest, most comprehensive collection of railroad artifacts in the Western Hemisphere including an unparalleled roster of 19th and 20th century railroad equipment. The 40-acre historic site is regarded as the birthplace of American Railroading and includes the 1851 Mt. Clare Station, the 1884 Baldwin Roundhouse and first mile of commercial railroad track in America.
B & O Museum at Ellicott City will also be admitting Museum Day participants.
The oldest railroad station in America! Completed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1831, this National Historic Landmark is the perfect compliment to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum's downtown campus. Here we showcase the people who built and operated America's first railroad, tell stories of soldiers and citizens caught in the turmoil of Civil War and highlight the clash of technology that transformed America's transportation systems from Roads to Rails.
2711 Maryland Ave.
Ellicott City, MD 21043
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