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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

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Address: 901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
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+1 410-752-2490
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Located at the site of the oldest railroad station in America, this museum...

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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What a fun place...everyone really trsveled like this

What a fun and interesting place to visit. Believe it or not, the day that I was there, they were decorating for a wedding. What a grand place for that. At any rate, visiti... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bobbie S
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a fun and interesting place to visit. Believe it or not, the day that I was there, they were decorating for a wedding. What a grand place for that. At any rate, visiti with the engines, revel in the way the maintainence was conducted and the engines were moved from track to track. Think about the smells and the... More 

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Malvern, Worcs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The roundhouse building is an architectural gem worth seeing in its own right. Information boards are extremely well presented and guide you through the exhibits and their place in history. Try to get there early so you can travel on the 1 mile long stretch of track in the special train. 1st class ($10) is well worth it. Tremendous range... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This has to be one of the nicest and well maintained museum I've been too. They have a gorgeous round house that has an operating turn table. There collection includes trains I have never seen before. The engines are well maintained and some of the best refurbished trains I've seen. We loved the various different displays and they have lots... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the B&O with our son and 2-year-old grandson for the first time around Christmastime 2016, and although very crowded, it was just a magical experience for the little guy, and for us. Plenty of hands-on activities for kids, and the trains are fascinating to us old folks. Recommend getting there early, particularly at holiday time and on... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one cool museum. The collection of old locomotives is impressive. Go on a good weather day so you can spend time outside among the locomotives and attached cars. The round house building is a great indoor venue full of historic locomotives. Great for kids of all ages.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice museum discussing the history of train transportation in the US. The locomotives are great and it was a nice place to spend a few hours. Admission was $18 and $25 for a trip with "Thomas the Train" which consisted of a 15 minute back and forth trip from the museum on a locomotive painted like Thomas.... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my kids and my parents to this museum and I can not tell you who enjoyed it more! There is a lot of interesting railroad history, plus a chance to climb all over the massive trains.

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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Matt, We are so thrilled that your family enjoyed your visit to the B&O Railroad Museum. It truly is a museum for all ages! Please visit us again soon. More 

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great museum with lots of trains you can even go inside some of them. Lovely model railway and cute outdoor railway for the kids. Go to Baltimore tourism website to get two for one ticket saving 18 dollars for two adults.

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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We take pride that we do have trains of all sizes and shapes in the collection. Please visit us again soon. More 

Little River P.o.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A family outing to this railroad museum to see the trains. It was also the weekend for the annual Day out with Thomas. Hot weather so the museum is not air conditioned. It was hot in there. Plenty of activities for the children. Photographic opportunities galore. There us a short ride on Thomas the train but the younger children love... More 

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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us during Day Out With Thomas. The weather in Baltimore during this time of year is so unpredictable. We hope you were able to tour some of the museum's air-conditioned buildings. We love hosting Day Out With Thomas for families of the Mid-Atlantic. We hope you visit us again soon! More 

Baltimore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this attraction with my daughter and two year old grandson! We spent around four hours and probably still didn't see everything. There were trains, lots of them to climb into and a Lego area, and outside there were train gardens that my grandson loved watching. There were picnic tables and small playground if you bring a snack to eat.... More 

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