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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

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Address: 901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
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+1 410-752-2490
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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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As a person who has always loved trains I try to visit Railroad Museums when ever possible. The B&O has been on my list for a long time. The facility is beautiful and the collect... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 January 2017
Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

As a person who has always loved trains I try to visit Railroad Museums when ever possible. The B&O has been on my list for a long time. The facility is beautiful and the collect is nice...What I didn't like is that you can't go into any of the passenger cars. They should have guided tours of all their display... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The B & O Museum offers many events for children. The area is well spaced out and there are activities for the children to explore. There is an operating train which children can experience. Great experience!

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place is stellar during the holiday season. They decorate the inside and outside to honor the diverse range of celebrations that occur during the end of the year. The trains are interactive and there is plenty for children to see and experience. The center of the museum has a mini train set--this place is delightful for photographers.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A unique museum in an old roundhouse - one of a kind as it is a full 360 degree building, with well laid out historical displays, very kid-friendly, safe, and big-kid friendly too! Good collection of restored locomotives and cars, both indoors and outdoors, on which to climb and explore the insides. There is also offered at times, a short... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I love trains & wish we would have visited here sooner. The various kinds of trains on display is terrific! The round house is beautiful inside & still fully operational. You can ride the first mile of track aboard some old passenger cars. It was a fun little trip down the track. It costs extra but worth it to ride... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I am a real train fan and this is a wonderful place to visit to experience trains of all sorts close up. The main exhibit area is the old coach round house, (newly restored because of major snow damage several years ago) The roundhouse is filled with antique engines many of which can be climbed on and studied close up.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is an amazing place. It is one of the few round houses left and the floor has been redone due to a storm a few years ago and there are parties held here. Be that as it may, it is an incredible history of the railroad. The B&O began here with two men from Baltimore, John Works Garrett and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This was my husband and my first time visiting the museum and we brought our 2 year old for the breakfast with Santa experience. It couldn't have been a better time! She loves trains so just from the trains parked outside, she was so happy. The breakfast was simple: eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, fruit, coffee/milk/oj. Santa and Mrs.Clause were walking... More 

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Northern Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

My family did the Polar Express experience and the kids had a blast. I enjoyed the museum more though. They have many historical trains on display in a nice building. I recommend this for the train lovers in the family.

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Sterling, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Two years ago, I took my grandson to the Polar Express experience in Elkins, WV.The Baltimore experience was very different. The cost was $47 per adult and that included a one + hour wait in line. It was hard on the kids and hard on the adults. There was no reason for this. We were given a seat on the... More 

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Dana K, Direc tor of External Affairs at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this review

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 More 

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