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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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A boys dream

Make sure to check their hours to see what activities will be taking place and when the trains are running; great fun for kids of all ages; this was a dream come true for my boys!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Make sure to check their hours to see what activities will be taking place and when the trains are running; great fun for kids of all ages; this was a dream come true for my boys!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visited with our toddler back in March and then attended the Day out with Thomas event last month. While our son is a little young to experienxe everything, the Day out with Thomas event was so wonderful, we are planning in attending their Chuggington event in July/August.

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Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

What a place! This rail museum has a lot of displays, exhibits, and rolling stock to see and explore. It is a very impressive collection from various eras of railroading history. Even the buildings themselves are very historical and interesting. This is really where American railroading started and is an excellent museum. Well worth the price of admission. We had... More 

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Indiana
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We visited this museum during their "Day Out With Thomas" event. This is truly a fantastic place to visit in Baltimore for any train/history buffs, and children of all ages, particularly the under 8 crowd as many things are geared towards little ones. Our daughter had her first experience riding a train here! She loved it! She was particularly enthralled... More 

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Randolph, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We went to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum for "A Day out With Thomas". But it turned out to be much, much more. The Round House is a wonderful museum full of Railroading history. Fun for little boys and grown up boys alike. The museum was staffed with very knowledgeable volunteers who were more than eager to share their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We actually went with our Grandson for the Thomas Tank Engine Day events. Very well organizer and run. The train displays of original engine s and running stock were fascinating to me. had not realized some of the railroad history before. This being the end of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, many exhibits talked about the role the... More 

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King George, Virginia, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We've been 3 times in the past 5 years and it never gets old. It's especially nice around Christmas with the giant snowflake and nutcracker decorations. They usually have a dance recital full of little kids going on and you can ride the train with santa. We love the restoration garage and the model train cars. This would probably be... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

So - we went for the Thomas the Train Day - and I'm sure a lot of their activities were JUST for the occasion. However - the museum does have a lot for kids. Besides the static displays of trains, stage coaches, etc... there are rides, a miniature train village and a decent giftshop. We spent about 4 hours there... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

There is a ton to see and do; an indoor play area for kids, trains and displays for the adults. Outside you can take a legit train ride (about 30 min total), an outdoor play area with rides and a snack bar with tables. Back inside there’s a nice gift shop.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Beautiful building and trains. Staff very knowledgeable. For kids and adults. Christmas train ride with Santa was hit when son was young. To tell the truth we also enjoyed it!

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