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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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A Cold Day and an Enjoyable Outing

Took our 18 month old grandson out on an outing on a cold winter’s day. While the smaller exhibits... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Redhawk74
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Annandale, Virginia
via mobile
Great Museum, well worth the trip

One of the best train museums I've every seen. Well worth the admission. Plan on at least 1 - 2... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MarkM4418
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Frederick, Maryland
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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...more
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901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took our 18 month old grandson out on an outing on a cold winter’s day. While the smaller exhibits went unnoticed, he loved the freedom the wide open Roundhouse provided. Besides exploring the open passenger cars and steam engine, there was the children’s play area...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Redhawk74
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for bringing your grandson to visit the B&O Railroad Museum. We are so glad he loved exploring all the trains and children exhibits. Please visit again soon.

Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the best train museums I've every seen. Well worth the admission. Plan on at least 1 - 2 hours. Beautifully restored trains and cars - from the very earliest, horse-pulled rail cars to rudimentary steam engines, to modern diesel engines. Beautiful museum.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MarkM4418
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A child and railroad enthusiast would love this place. The historical part of it is very interesting. We had a coupon for one free admission, which made it reasonable. $20 each would be too much in my opinion.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank N916DLracheld
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We are glad you enjoyed the history of the most important American railroad collection in the world. Please visit again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My (adult) son and I visited here believing it was an original roundhouse. Much to my surprise one of the staff told me otherwise. I was also told that we could go through trains that were outside. So, we braved the cold and tried. Everything...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We are concerned that the volunteer or staff person you encountered provided you with incorrect information about the Museum and its collection. The 1884 Baldwin Roundhouse is an original building to the Museum's campus and was built...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting museum and fun for kids of all ages. Be sure to go when the train is running and when they are doing the turn table demonstration. Parking is on site and free. Make a day of it and have lunch in there snack shop...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steve S
Reviewed 4 January 2019

We visited during the holiday season- there are wonderful train gardens set up in the roundhouse- a fun experience!More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eileen D
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum during our holiday event, the B&O's Magical Holiday Express. We are so fortunate to offer our visitors amazing model train layouts created by our staff and model train clubs and hobbyists from around the region. Please visit...More

Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

One of 3 RR museums I have seen, all were excellent. About two dozen massive engines many accessible to children & adults. Plus freight & passenger cars. Smaller exhibit of exquisitely crafted models,operating model railroads and lots of photographs. Had an accurate and significant display...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum! We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 14 December 2018

My 3 year old absolutely adores the museum. He loves the train engines he can board and pretend to drive. The winter holiday season is especially magical with extra decorations and events. The roundhouse itself is quite beautiful. Unfortunately, it would be extremely expensive to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Thank you for being B&O Members. It is through financial support of members like you that allow the B&O Railroad Museum to bring new and interactive exhibits, programs and events to you each year. We are thrilled you are taking advantage of your membership and...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018

An awesome place for anyone who likes trains. You could easily spend hours here. They have a great many trains and lots of information, and a helpful staff too.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. The museum is proud to posses the most important American railroad collection in the world.

Reviewed 12 December 2018

A unique museum, which I visited some years ago. Excellent selection of early railroad equipment and models.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rapplegate2016
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. The museum is honored to possess the first, best, last or only of its kind of America's railroad collections. Please visit again soon.

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Renee J
7 April 2018|
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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
20 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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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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