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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 way to spend the morning & afternoon.

Interesting museum and fun for kids of all ages. Be sure to go when the train is running and when... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve S
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Hurricane, West Virginia
Great holiday train gardens

We visited during the holiday season- there are wonderful train gardens set up in the roundhouse- a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eileen D
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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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 5 days 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 days 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 1 week 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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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 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 3 weeks ago 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
Thank Pizor
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
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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. 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 10 December 2018

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 11 December 2018

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 5 December 2018

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
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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

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 28 November 2018

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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Renee J
7 April 2018|
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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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