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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

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Address: 901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
Phone Number: +1 410-752-2490
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Located at the site of the oldest railroad station in America, this museum...

Located at the site of the oldest railroad station in America, this museum traces the development of trains and features a huge collection of railroad memorabilia, a model railroad and an operating replica of the very first locomotive, The Tom Thumb, which was built here.

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This is an amazing place. It is one of the few round houses left and the floor has been redone due to a storm a few years ago and there are parties held here. Be that as it may... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an amazing place. It is one of the few round houses left and the floor has been redone due to a storm a few years ago and there are parties held here. Be that as it may, it is an incredible history of the railroad. The B&O began here with two men from Baltimore, John Works Garrett and... More 

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Maryland
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my husband and my first time visiting the museum and we brought our 2 year old for the breakfast with Santa experience. It couldn't have been a better time! She loves trains so just from the trains parked outside, she was so happy. The breakfast was simple: eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, fruit, coffee/milk/oj. Santa and Mrs.Clause were walking... More 

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Northern Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family did the Polar Express experience and the kids had a blast. I enjoyed the museum more though. They have many historical trains on display in a nice building. I recommend this for the train lovers in the family.

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Sterling, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two years ago, I took my grandson to the Polar Express experience in Elkins, WV.The Baltimore experience was very different. The cost was $47 per adult and that included a one + hour wait in line. It was hard on the kids and hard on the adults. There was no reason for this. We were given a seat on the... More 

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Dana K, Direc tor of External Affairs at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this review

We're sorry for your disappointment. We would love to officially note your feedback and ask that you email info@borail.org so that your feedback can be properly addressed More 

Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so excited to take my son on a magical Polar Express train ride sponsored by the B&O Railroad Museum. I was thrilled to learn that a few tickets were still available for the 9am train ride, and eagerly purchased them at over $45 a ticket. While the staff and "characters" were super friendly, they make you wait in... More 

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Dana K, Director of External Affairs at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this review

We're sorry for your disappointment. We would love to officially note your feedback and ask that you email info@borail.org so that your feedback can be properly addressed More 

Maryland
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always wanted to take the kids on a Polar Express adventure - you know, train ride, hot chocolate, singing waiters, meeting the big guy and go home with the magic of Christmas in your heart?! So I managed to get tickets to the event that B&O puts on. I've heard this sells out quick and I wanted to make... More 

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Dana K, Director of External Affairs at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this review

We're sorry for your disappointment. We would love to officially note your feedback and ask that you email info@borail.org so that your feedback can be properly addressed More 

North Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is for the Railroad enthusiast. There is a full size round house with several engines in it. There is a 30 minute train ride (extra) in an old pullman car that goes up & back on a single track. There are several buildings with restored cars & engines and several model trains (HO gauge).

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franklin park
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 3 year old loves trains and this place is the best to be. Tons of trains to see and learn about. We came for one of the Thomas Train promotions, which was fun for my 3 year old but in reality it's just a regular train ride that goes back and forth in about 20 or 30 minutes. The... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

B&O did a great job trying to bring the tale of the polar express to life. I was very saddened though when our group, which consisted of 10 people ($500 for tickets) and they would not give us a bell because we were not kids. We had brought our grandmother, and teen children trying to make a memory, and although... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is in a historic round house and, with the outdoor displays provides a complete and in-depth display of the history of American Railroading from the oldest railroad in the U.S. Great for railroad buffs and children. Rides available. Allow most of a day if this interests you.

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