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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

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Address: 901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
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+1 410-752-2490
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 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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Exceptional collection of railroad history

The B&O Railroad Museum houses some excellent pieces of early-1800s to modern railroad history on their property. From the earliest steam engines, like the Tom Thumb, to big... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Gambrills, Maryland
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Gambrills, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The B&O Railroad Museum houses some excellent pieces of early-1800s to modern railroad history on their property. From the earliest steam engines, like the Tom Thumb, to big steamers of the 30's and 40's, the roundhouse has 22 tracks of great showpieces for your enjoyment. Outside, you can visit the car shop and other walk-through exhibits that contain big machines... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here several times. The building is a wonder. I like to sit on a bench and stare up into the cupola. There is a wide variety of trains from the very old to relatively modern

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, you need to like trains . . . and some history. We arrived, joined the tour of the roundhouse and discovered the history and development of railroad transportation. The roundhouse was just beautiful. Afterwards, we were free to roam the grounds exploring older pieces of rolling stock and locomotives. Outstanding !!!.

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Haworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, was the first in the US and was inspired by developments in England. This Museum, partly I fear because it is in the wrong part of town when I visited. It is bigger than our NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM, and the US loading gauge dwarfs ours.... I hope I can add my Photographs... they speak better... More 

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Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my 3 year old and he had a field day looking at all the huge choo choo trains. It's not much to do besides walk around and look but when a child loves trains that is all you need.

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We visited this museum during Christmas time, and we were so glad. The museum had beautiful Christmas themed decorations, and also model train layouts. The Mile One Express Train Rides was enjoyable as well. Plan at least 2-3 hours here. There is something for every age group here. Do not forget to check out there events page before you go,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great place for adults and kids-- I am not a big fan of trains - but found it very interesting, I loved the design of the building as well. There is a play section for kids and a carousel. So something for everyone. We did not get to ride a train , it was too cold - but there is... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is by far one of the best collections of trains and railroading equipment and memorabilia in the world.

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Vernon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you are a fan of railroading. This is a must see! The restored round house is beautiful. Lots of trains for the kids to get in and out of, and lots of interesting facts to be learned. Adults interested in railroading will not be bored

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

I last visited the museum before the roundhouse was storm damaged and was delighted to find that at this point all appears restored. While some of the older locomotives are replica's they are now nearly 100 years old in their own right. What the museum shows is the development of motive power from horse drawn through steam to diesel. It's... More 

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