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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours and hours of toddler fun!

My 3 year old absolutely adores the museum. He loves the train engines he can board and pretend to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
CatChup78
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Baltimore, Maryland
Excellent for Young and Old.

An awesome place for anyone who likes trains. You could easily spend hours here. They have a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Trixie1953
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Huntingdon Valley, PA
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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 3 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 5 days ago

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
Thank Trixie1953
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 4 days ago

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.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Just went yeasterfay to participate in their Christmas celebration. Enjoyed every bit of our visit. This is my grandson's favorite museum of all time and he's only 7! Many activities - pics with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Santa train ride, carousel, play stations, etc. Worth...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 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum, especially during our annual holiday event, the B&O's Magical Holiday Express. We are honored that the Museum is your grandson's favorite museum! Please visit us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has a fabulous collection of old trains from the railways of Maryland and nearby states. There are plenty of opportunities to see the interior of the trains as well. There are also a number of elaborate model train landscapes and displays of other...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JonG88
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 so glad you enjoyed your visit. Please visit again soon, especially during train ride season: Thursdays - Sundays, April - December.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The B&O is a beautiful museum with lots of great history. Elementary kids take field trips here and do some hands on activities. Might not be the most exciting museum for your young children on your own. The science center and aquarium will hold their...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have a 13 month old and I was initially worried that there would not be enough activities for him at The Polar Express at the B&O Railroad Museum... boy was I wrong! The entrance is beautifully decorated and there are plenty of games, refreshments...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me start by saying that I have never written a review in my life but felt it necessary after my experience to save others the disappointment. I took my 7 year old daughter to the Polar Express experience yesterday and left very disappointed. To...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our 4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter here during a recent visit to Baltimore. We had a blast! There's so much to see and do for kids. Our son in particular was obsessed with the "President Class" steam engine in the North Car Shop...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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 10 November 2018

They do a really do a great job of holding kid friendly events (especially for he Thomas obsessed set). The collection is huge and well presented. There are attractions both inside and outside the buildings and a brief ride you can take on a train.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

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