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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

Address: 901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
Phone Number: 410-752-2490
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Ranked #13 of 149 Attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Located at the site of the oldest railroad station in America, this museum traces the development...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Maryland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
17 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I'm not necessarily a train buff, and the Mrs. even less so. Still, we managed to have a nice time touring the museum. The roundhouse is very cool, and some of the old locomotives and cars they have restored are really neat. They still had some Christmas train displays set up, and that added some value. Kind of a one... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This place isn't cheap - two adults and one senior admission came to $52. So keep an eye on the clock. The museum closes at 4, and its outside yard and work barn close at 3:30; so it's all too easy to lose out on seeing some of the most important engines, and the works in progress, if you arrive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Born and raised in Baltimore, I never got to go here. My grandmother worked here. I finally got to take my children and they LOVED it, didn't want to go. So it seems this is part of my itinerary every time i go to Baltimore. lol 1 Adult 2 Kids 7 and 9 costed me 42 bucks. Their experience made... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

After a roof collapse from heavy snow, the old round house has been wonderfully restored. Old engines and cars inside as well as some around the parking lot. Kids can control a model train outside and there is a short train ride available

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Abingdon, Maryland
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50 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This museum is a must-do for train lovers! Others can enjoy and learn as well. We visited on New Year's Eve with our 5 and 8 year old granddaughters. Besides all the trains there were many train related activities available for them to do. They loved the carousel and rode it numerous times- glad we bought the all-day passes for... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a really unique museum - the visit starts in the parking lot, which is chock full of historic train cars. The admission fee is a bit pricey but not out of the ordinary for Baltimore museums. (The entertainment book has coupons, and the museum has reciprocity with many zoo and museum memberships.) Pay the extra $3 to ride... More 

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New Jersey
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65 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We went here because my husband hasn't been in many years and my son loves trains. I went not spec ting much but it was really lovely. The building itself is beautiful with the round architecture. They have several cars on display inside including stage coach type cars that road the rail. There are a few trains you can go... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

tircho sez: this was a great experience and I took 5 grandchildren to visit. Parking was free and the volunteer staff was simply excellent. I shortly found myself being more involved with al of the displays and to watching my grandkids, who were equally involved. It was clean, nice restrooms, a quick and easy place to get some lunch and... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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61 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The kids really liked this museum, especially the roundhouse and the outdoor displays. Much bigger than I thought it would be and TONS of trains :) Easy to find, not the best neighborhood but has free, onsite parking behind the museum.

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USA
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Very cute train displays, both miniature and fully restored antique cars. Don't bother with the real train ride unless you have kids who go nuts over trains. Free parking is a definite plus.

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