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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
+1 410-752-2490
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Polar Express Train - Nice but too expensive for not much

For a family of 4 we paid close to $200 for the coach seats and a short train ride. While the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ARex01
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Dover, Delaware
Polar Express Ride...Dont Do It!

Don't go for the polar express ride. We paid a $58 per person just to ride less than 1 mile down... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
James S
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“round house” (54 reviews)
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901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a family of 4 we paid close to $200 for the coach seats and a short train ride. While the staff and the characters were very friendly and interactive it didn't make up for the short train ride that cost way more than it...More

1  Thank ARex01
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback about the Polar Express train ride. We are glad you enjoyed your experience. Since the museum only owns a mile of railroad track in downtown Baltimore extending the length of the train is not possible. The 45 minute theatrical performance...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't go for the polar express ride. We paid a $58 per person just to ride less than 1 mile down the track with the windows covered in Xmas wrapping paper, which looked cheap. Nothing about the experience felt genuine or like it was a...More

1  Thank James S
Reviewed 25 October 2017

If you are into railroading, this is a must-stop. This is the exact point where the first US railroad was started. Plus, you would not believe how many locomotives they have on site. This is a beautiful museum with very knowledgeable staff and volunteers.

1  Thank Tuba-IA
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciate all your positive comments about the museum and its staff. Please visit us again soon.

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

It was very interesting . Lots of different engines, cars and cabooses on display. Laid out in a beautiful roundhouse. Staff was very willing to answer any questions. We enjoyed seeing everything so upclose. Highly recommend checking it out

1  Thank Lori T
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Please visit us again soon.

Reviewed 18 October 2017

If you love trains, this is the place for you. Even those people who are only mildly interested in trains will find this a great museum. A fabulous collection in a historic roundhouse.

Thank Rebecca B
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We take pride in being a museum for all ages. Please visit us again soon.

Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

The B&O railroad is the story of how Baltimore businessmen responded to the challenge of lost business to the Erie Canal. It was revolutionary for its time and paved the way to the Mid West and ultimately the West. Railroads were essential to the growth...More

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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and the importance of this historic site to the Nation's history. Please visit us again soon.

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great day here! My kids enjoyed walking thru the trains in the roundhouse. We took a ride on the train, well worth the extra for vip. They can’t stop talking about how much fun it was.

Thank MVP2013
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We are so glad you and your family had a great time and were able to take the First Class train ride aboard the "Royal Blue" vintage observation rail car. Please visit us again soon.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a beautful train engine roundhouse built in the 1800s that houses train engines, coal cars and some passenger cars from pre-civil war up through more modern times. It is very informative and also has many hands-on activities for children as well as adults....More

1  Thank Mike B
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and love your enthusiasm about the collection and museum campus. Please visit us again soon.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a hidden gem of not only Baltimore history but US great for kids to explore but there is information about history which is a great learning experience

Thank JeffBaltimore
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We take pride in being America's first railroad that began in Baltimore. Please visit us again soon.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We spent two hours in heavy traffic to get here, but it was well worth the trip. We arrived shortly before their only train ride of the day departed the Roundhouse for its trip down the line. It was a nice ride in 1st class...More

1  Thank Walt H
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and took advantage of the Mile One Express' first class train ride that was just recently added as an experience for our visitors. Please visit us again soon.

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Christine S
19 February 2017|
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Response from Tribe93 | Reviewed this property |
It somewhat depends upon your interest of trains. My dad is a big railroad buff and we spent a good 2 hours walking around. there are a lot of train cars and locomotives you can climb aboard and see as well as a model... More
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Mid43
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Response from Terrie K | Reviewed this property |
"Two-fers" are a good deal if you can 1) find them and 2) plan ahead for your excursion to the museum (or anywhere for that matter!) For solo travelers, it won't cost you any more than your ticket might have and there is a... More
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