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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
410-752-2490
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Ranked #14 of 157 Attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Located at the site of the oldest railroad station in America, this museum traces the development of trains and features a huge collection of... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Amherst, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A great look back on American railroad history. If you are a Railfan you will be in heaven. For families a great history tour. Restoration of the roundhouse is amazing. It would be great if the layout out back in the B&O passenger car could be updated.

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Hamburg, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is one of the best train museums I've seen. The roundhouse and buildings contains a wide variety of rolling stock, most of which was well restored. There was a very nice outdoor train layout. The exhibition on railroads in the Civil War was fascinating. The train ride was okay, just a mile or so out and back.

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New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The admission price is $16 for an adult (seniors and kids are less) -- shame on them for charging it and shame on me for paying it! This is a very simple museum with a modest number of exhibits. If you compare it to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown (which costs less than $16) it has almost nothing..even... More

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California, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Every volunteer from the docents, to the craftsmen working on restoration of some car took pride in their piece of work in the museum. Everyone took time to show some little tidbit, whether it was about the roundhouse, the cars outside, or the history of the company.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The B&O Museum is one of the great destinations in Baltimore. If you like trains or have kids, it's a must see. If neither is the case, it's still a gem if you like history. Easy to reach by car or MTA bus.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The ticket price for one entry is a bit high. So if you plan on going more than twice get the yearly pass. My family and I love this museum and are there at least once a month, sometimes more. The Day out with Thomas is amazing and we love the Toddler Time that they have twice a month!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went with a relative who loves trains. I enjoyed it but was disappointed many rail cars were closed to the public. Many trains inside and out plus a small place to grab a bite to eat. They offer a train ride but we missed it for the day. If you are a train person please go, it was worth it!

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This museum possesses a large and diverse collection of equipment. Much of the collection is housed in the original 1884 roundhouse, which has been completely restored after a disastrous 2003 collapse. There is also more equipment available in the railyard and shops. For an additional fee, on Saturdays and Sundays train trips are also available to the Mt. Clare Museum... More

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Beautiful exhibits presenting the beginning and continuing history the history of trains. Nice interactive activities for children.

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Chagrin Falls ,Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We visited the museum with my grandsons(6&9) and we all enjoyed it very much. We took the short train ride and the boys loved that. There are many cars you can walk through and the kids have a card punch station and when the card is complete they receive a small toy. There is much history in this museum.

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