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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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Day out with Thomas

We went to the museum during their annual "Day out with Thomas" and had a great time. The museum... read more

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Excellent history of Railroads in Maryland

Great history of Railroads and trains. They have a large number of full size trains and a train... read more

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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to the museum during their annual "Day out with Thomas" and had a great time. The museum itself was bigger than I expected and we plan on going back to just see the museum at a later date as some of the exhibits...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great history of Railroads and trains. They have a large number of full size trains and a train “garden” that is pretty cool. You can walk through some of the trains. The day we went it was raining and that was not a problem since...More

Thank Stephen H
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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 your visit. Please visit again soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm married to a train enthusiast, so of course we had to visit! His second favorite engine, the Hudson, is here. It is an impressive beast of an engine! We had a great chat with one of the docents who is incredibly knowledgeable about trains,...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't expect to spend 3 hours there, but I did and it was well worth it for both the trains and the civil war history. I highly recommend catching one of the free docent led tours.

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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.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband is a train lover and I, not as much. This museum has a great group of docents who are full of train history and relate the history of the B & O railroad by introducing you to each of the 26 locomotives' stories...More

1  Thank Jo-Ann M
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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 glad you enjoyed your visit. Please visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

One of best stops in Baltimore. Did not have high expectations. Recommended by Front desk at Renaissance Hotel. Glad they suggested it. Truly enjoyed the museum. Took about 2 1/2 hours. Longer if you have children, they will love it (if they like trains)

Thank Todd B
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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. It truly is an undiscovered gem in Baltimore. Please visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

This a fabulous museum which touches upon the underlying history as well as the development of the railroad and trains themselves. The museum features a wide range of trains which are in a timeline order. There’s a large civil war exhibit which focuses on the...More

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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Just one thing to note, the B&O Mile One Express train ride is operated by a diesel locomotive, not steam. Please visit again soon.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I spent several hours at the museum on a recent trip to Baltimore. We enjoyed walking around the roundhouse, viewing the engines and cars on display and reading about their history. The outside yard had several more displays, as did a former...More

Thank Bob A
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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

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

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

It was a nice trip there...right when we got there, there was a train that was taking off...it was cool because it was trip down history lane...real train that went down tracks and gave some facts and history about the time of transport through trains...also...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Yes, lots of old train engines, locomotives, and cars. You have to really be into this old iron to enjoy this lifeless, amateur, sophomoric static display. The Thomas train was filthy re-purposes MARC commuter train. Halfway through the 25 minute not quite air-conditioned ride one...More

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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
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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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"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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