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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

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Address: 901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
Phone Number: +1 410-752-2490
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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So much to see whatever the age

My husband loves trains, otherwise I probably would have skipped this. I am so glad we didn't; however, the exhibits are way more interesting than the train ride. There was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Augusta, GA
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Augusta, GA
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314 attraction reviews
305 helpful votes 305 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

My husband loves trains, otherwise I probably would have skipped this. I am so glad we didn't; however, the exhibits are way more interesting than the train ride. There was nothing to see, and there were gobs of screaming kids. There are lots of miniatures as well as full-size rail cars for you to see and walk into. We took... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
42 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

If you love trains, if you love railroad history, if you love old locomotives, this museum is a place that must be on your bucket list. It is definitely one of the best museums in the nation.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

As a train buff this place is a treasure and real treat to visit anytime, with different events almost every weekend they reach out to civil war buffs trains buffs and the grand kids. while visiting with my grandson he became so involed with the interactive displays we ended up staying for three hours and this was a 4 year... More 

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Edison
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I loved the entire visit. The trains from the 1920's were particularly amazing. The whole place was full of railroad articles from the golden days until the present.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of the best railroad museums in the US. The Docent tour guides were great. The American railroad industry started in Baltimore, which I didn't know until I visited the museum. A must see on your visit.

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York
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74 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a wonderfully preserved roundtable building which was at the heart of one of America's oldest (and most profitable) RR's. There was a special exhibit on trains in the civil war which is not to be missed: engines and cars from the Smithsonian as well as the permanent collection. We've been to a number of train museums and this... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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136 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

From it's earliest days to more modern locomotives you see the development of rail travel in this hands on museum.

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Baltimore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The museum incorporates the 19th-Century roundhouse, and they have a very comprehensive collection of trains. Lots of activities for kids, too, including a carousel for the little ones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We spent several hours here - probably a bit more than most - but there were so many things to see relating to trains. I've been fascinated with trains since I was a little boy, and the B&O Museum didn't disappoint. Too many exhibits to talk about them all, but if you like trains at all, you have to go... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It was freezing outside and we needed to get out of the hotel. My boyfriend loved it. I'm not very interested but he thought it was cool so win for me

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