Other Historic Sites

Historic Sites Operated by the Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum


Currently the Museum manages two additional historic sites in Ellicott City: the Old Court Records Building and Thomas Isaac’s Log Cabin.The Old Court Records Building houses the Heritage Orientation Center, showcasing the permanent exhibit, “Founders, Floods and Mills,” an introduction and overview of EllicottCity’s earliest days (1772-1868).

Located on the West end of town at the intersection of Main Street and Ellicotts Mills Drive is Thomas Isaac’s Log Cabin (c. 1780).  Originally located on Merryman Street, the structure was moved and restored in the 1980s. Here visitors catch a glimpse of Ellicott City’s heritage from its founding in 1772 through the early 1800s. The Museum operates the Log Cabin as a historic interpretive site presenting colonial life in Ellicott City and transportation on America’s first interstate, the National Road.

Visiting these sites in conjunction with the oldest railroad station in America, allows visitors to experience “Two Centuries on Main Street.”  “Two Centuries on Main Street” links the east and west ends of Ellicott City’s Historic District through two of America’s major transportation arteries; Frederick Road (Main Street and the National Road) and the B&O Railroad.

Holiday Model Train Gardens

Our seasonal exhibit features a variety of operating model train layouts of all sizes and scales.  The perfect exhibit for children of all ages!

Please Note!

The Holiday Model Train Gardens runs from
the Friday after Thanksgiving thru Monday January 31, 2000
Days and hours of operation vary during this exhibit, please call for current information (410)-477-1944.
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Sneak a peak at this year’s exhibit!

See our 40′ HO scale layout of the first 13 miles of America’s first railroad: the B&O


See our 20′ by 20′ O scale layout (guaranteed to change each year)


See our outdoor G scale layout
and don’t miss our Thomas the Tank Engine layout.