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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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10:00 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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The railroad museum is a fantastic place to tour if you're into trains. There are so many types of trains and locomotives, with so much interesting history attached to them. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Bronx, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The railroad museum is a fantastic place to tour if you're into trains. There are so many types of trains and locomotives, with so much interesting history attached to them. I have already recommended this museum to people that have an interest in trains. They also have space and activities specifically for children. A nice couple of hours and a... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Good place to take kids, but lots to see for all ages. Stay away from "Thomas the Tank Engine" event, however, as impossibly crowded (and advance reservations required).

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Baltimore, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Great little museum on the B&O railroad. Lots of cool historical trains and cars on display. Two minor complaints. 1. It's in the middle of a bad neighborhood, so never ever park on the street. You also have to drive through bad neighborhoods to get there, but that's Baltimore and the city of Baltimore is a dump. 2. The displays... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This historic roundhouse yard has been transformed into a museum well worth a visit by any railroad enthusiast. There are multiple historic engines and rail cars. But the section that took my breadth away was the north engine house, where you can find some of the great engines of the 1940s. These behemoths are too large to fit in the... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We did not allow nearly enough time to explore this museum. For train-buffs, it's is a real gem. You can sit right in the engineer's seat of several steam engines, and the children are allowed to play with all the levers and dials. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Beware about the hours - the museum is open until 4, but... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

When you pull up it looks small, but it is not. I have been to many railway museums, this is the best. The round house is beautiful! They have many great displays not just trains, but railroad related stuff. We rode the train, the first rail line in the USA! The yard, shops and trains are all well preserved. They... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Loved this museum. Took my 3 year old son and it was very interactive and held my sons attention throughout. The train trip was great as it was not long but gave you the experience that I wanted my son to have.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

An amazing collection of railroading history. Excellent restorations...clever exhibits. Opportunities to ride, to climb aboard locomotives, to learn from volunteers and staff who are expert sources of knowledge and love to teach

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Rartian, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The B&O roundhouse was renovated after storm damage and it is in pristine condition as is its collection of trains. It is a must see for train buffs and a fun excursion for families. There are informative placards that relate the trains to history and there are always members of the staff around the exhibits to answer questions.

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baltimore, md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I visited for a holiday party. This place can be completely transformed. There is an area for a dance floor and everything. They have all types of train shows here and it is a great place to take the kids.

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Additional Information about Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

Address: 901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
Phone Number: +1 410-752-2490
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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