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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

Open Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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great for kids and adults

They do a really do a great job of holding kid friendly events (especially for he Thomas obsessed... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
RRB646
Must see for Baltimore tourists!

Pros -dozens of trains that you’re allowed to walk through and let the kids push buttons, etc... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jessbodine
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  • Average5%
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 August 2009

I've lost count of how many Railroad Museums & Heritage Railroads I've visited but it is approaching 100. This one ranks somewhere in the top 10 in the world on my ratings. Strong Points: -Variety and quality of rolling stock on display is excellent. -Condition...More

4  Thank TLinATL
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I was so excited to take my son on a magical Polar Express train ride sponsored by the B&O Railroad Museum. I was thrilled to learn that a few tickets were still available for the 9am train ride, and eagerly purchased them at over $45...More

21  Thank 2travel_allover
Dana K, Director of External Affairs at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2016

We're sorry for your disappointment. We would love to officially note your feedback and ask that you email info@borail.org so that your feedback can be properly addressed

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank RRB646
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. Please visit again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a one room Museum with little of interest to see unless you are a civil war historian. The man who runs the place was extremely loud and it was difficult to hear the video or read about the exhibits.

Thank Expedition800034
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Did you visit the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, MD? The Museum's campus covers 40 acres and offers tours through seven buildings and train platforms.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pros -dozens of trains that you’re allowed to walk through and let the kids push buttons, etc. - excellent event planning for the Witches and Wizards day! My kids got to create their own potions, wands, bracelets and herb garden guy- a lot of creativity...More

Thank jessbodine
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. We apologize for the strange interaction you had with a staff member and will work towards to making sure that does not happen again. Please visit us again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had originally planned to spend two hours at this museum, which was WAY too short! The exhibits are very well done; I found the ones explaining the development of railroading from its very first days the most interesting. Plan to spend the better part...More

Thank M6126ZDjuliep
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brother told me a friend said this was worth seeing. I would agree great history of the railroad. Many things you can see up close. Helpful in exploring early history of US

Thank Mark P
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 again soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First time here since about 15 years ago when we lived in MD. Very neat to see the history of the B&O Railroad, and all of the old modes of travel via the railway. Even if you are not a history buff, you have to...More

Thank dkgunte
Reviewed 10 October 2018

This past July I went to the B&O R.R. Museum with a friend on a trip from Toronto and we were left in aw at the rare and overall incredible collection kept in pristine condition by truly dedicated staff. After walking the grounds for around...More

1  Thank Nighthawk1993
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and the Museum's collection. Please visit again soon.

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This railroad museum was very impressive. They had lots of trains to view. The place was very well maintained. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We would highly recommend you to visit this museum.

Thank dloupe
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

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

Reviewed 1 October 2018

I've been to many railroad museums in the country and I have to say that it's one of the two best that I've seen. It's housed in and around a magnificently restored roundhouse. It holds many historically significant locomotives and rolling stock. It offers a...More

Thank Vacation402612
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum for a second time. We strive to make constant exhibit upgrades and technological installations because we take pride in curating the most important American railroad collection in the world - a comprehensive collection that is the first,...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped here mostly because our 4 year old son loves trains. Museum is very impressive and there’s a lot to see and learn about even if you have mild interest in trains/railroad history. Staff was great answering questions from both adults and young children. Would...More

Thank Brian C
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We are glad your visit was a pleasant surprise. We look forward to your return visit, hopefully soon.

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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
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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"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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