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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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Fun, Exciting, and Special

Really amazing to see this place in person! There are so many different trains, and seeing them... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2015
EvanderTheGreat
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Baltimore, Maryland
Fascinating history in a unique building

A bit off the beaten path but this gorgeous roundhouse holds a fantastic display of steam engines... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2015
Judie M
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New Hartford, Connecticut
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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 good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

Really amazing to see this place in person! There are so many different trains, and seeing them right in front of you is fun and exciting. Some you can even go inside. The museum has many different areas and there's so many different types of...More

3  Thank EvanderTheGreat
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Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

A bit off the beaten path but this gorgeous roundhouse holds a fantastic display of steam engines. From the earliest stage coach on rails to the largest steam engine the history is completely explained by the volunteer docents. We ended up spending almost three hours...More

Thank Judie M
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

If I had reviewed the museum before our last visit, there would have been a 5 star rating, HOWEVER... when customer service sucks, it drops a very dark cloud over the entire business. We HAD a family membership here. My grandson was given a gift...More

9  Thank Judy-DC
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Reviewed 20 September 2015

What a great collection of antique steam engines and other cars. My son was obsessed with trains from age 2-5 and we visited many times a year.

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Reviewed 19 September 2015

Out of the way but accessible by free bus system. Have been to several state railroad museums and this is the best by far! They have a huge inventory or restored and unrestored trains on site. Very interesting and a guided tour is recommended! Allow...More

2  Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

If you like trains this is the place for you. There are examples of most of the train types from the early stagecoach like cars to the modern day cars. Engines and clocks galore. Very cool interactive exhibits and the museum stewards are great to...More

2  Thank TravelingExec32
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

This is one of my favorite places in Baltimore. When we lived there, we would go at least once a year. Big trains, small trains, historic trains, toy trains, railroadiana...you could spend the better part of day happily wandering around.

Thank Charlotte M
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Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

I have 2 boys ages 4 and 7 who could go every day. We have had a family membership for several years. There are many trains parked inside the roundhouse and you can walk through a couple of them. There are narrated exhibits inside the...More

Thank VanessaW
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

the grand kids had a fantastic time looking at all the old trains and "driving"a steam engine. they throughly enjoyed the train ride! they also loved all the hands on interactive things to do. They are 5 1/2 yrs old and had a fantastic time!

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Reviewed 9 September 2015

A fantastic museum and great for kids! A pleasant surprise and completely unexpected. They have trains that you can walk through, a kids play space area, a 1-mile train ride that tells you the history of the railroad while on it, an outdoor kids area...More

Thank amartorana
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Renee J
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Response from auburnadmin | Reviewed this property |
A. Yes, the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore offers 200 free parking spaces in the front parking lot located off of Pratt Street and an additional 500 parking spaces in the back parking lot, located off Arlington Street... More
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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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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
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