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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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Most enjoyable 2 hours

The railroad museum is a fantastic place to tour if you're into trains. There are so many types of... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2015
Darlene J
Bronx, New York
Good place to take kids, but lots to see for all ages.

Good place to take kids, but lots to see for all ages. Stay away from "Thomas the Tank Engine... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2015
Iowa City, Iowa
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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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901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
+1 410-752-2490
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

The railroad museum is a fantastic place to tour if you're into trains. There are so many types of trains and locomotives, with so much interesting history attached to them. I have already recommended this museum to people that have an interest in trains. They...More

Thank Darlene J
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Good place to take kids, but lots to see for all ages. Stay away from "Thomas the Tank Engine" event, however, as impossibly crowded (and advance reservations required).

Thank iowavisitor2015
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Great little museum on the B&O railroad. Lots of cool historical trains and cars on display. Two minor complaints. 1. It's in the middle of a bad neighborhood, so never ever park on the street. You also have to drive through bad neighborhoods to get...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

This historic roundhouse yard has been transformed into a museum well worth a visit by any railroad enthusiast. There are multiple historic engines and rail cars. But the section that took my breadth away was the north engine house, where you can find some of...More

Thank Doug W
Reviewed 22 July 2015

We did not allow nearly enough time to explore this museum. For train-buffs, it's is a real gem. You can sit right in the engineer's seat of several steam engines, and the children are allowed to play with all the levers and dials. Staff are...More

Thank miller22015
Reviewed 19 July 2015

When you pull up it looks small, but it is not. I have been to many railway museums, this is the best. The round house is beautiful! They have many great displays not just trains, but railroad related stuff. We rode the train, the first...More

Thank optimuscamper
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Loved this museum. Took my 3 year old son and it was very interactive and held my sons attention throughout. The train trip was great as it was not long but gave you the experience that I wanted my son to have.

Thank teemu99
Reviewed 15 July 2015

An amazing collection of railroading history. Excellent restorations...clever exhibits. Opportunities to ride, to climb aboard locomotives, to learn from volunteers and staff who are expert sources of knowledge and love to teach

Thank Adam R
Reviewed 14 July 2015

The B&O roundhouse was renovated after storm damage and it is in pristine condition as is its collection of trains. It is a must see for train buffs and a fun excursion for families. There are informative placards that relate the trains to history and...More

Thank nancynj
Reviewed 13 July 2015

I visited for a holiday party. This place can be completely transformed. There is an area for a dance floor and everything. They have all types of train shows here and it is a great place to take the kids.

Thank Kim G
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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
19 December 2014|
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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