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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
410-752-2490
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Ranked #13 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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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A place to go for yourself and for kids of all ages. See how trains have evolved thru time. Take time for a ride.

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Alexandria
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Baltimore is very lucky to have this Museum in an old train round house. They have so many old trains and lots of interactive and informative things. The volunteer staff are interesting and excited to provide information to you. Plan on spending at least 2 hours here. I wish they were better funded as they have many maintenance expenses.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Very well done train museum that had something for everyone! Great roundabout, restored cars and historical perspective of the B&O during the civil war. Lots of hands on exhibits to keep the 10yr old occupied and lots of stuff for the little ones. They had a nice room on the telegraph in addition to an HO gauge mini train set... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Plenty to see here and very friendly and informative volunteers. You can also ride on the preserved first mile and half of railroad laid in the USA.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The Museum advertises itself as covering over 40 acres and it felt like it. Old steam engines take up a lot of space! The exhibits were well done and most of the signage was well done or at least adequate. The docents we chatted with were pleasant and knowledgeable. The museum appeared to be kid friendly and those we saw... More

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Millsboro, Delaware
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I used to love going there as a child, then later in years I catered and did many jobs there...If you love History, Baltimore and Trains...this is the place for you

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Bayside, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went here on a whim. What a beautiful museum. Not as big as Strasburg, but in a very nice setting and excellent for younger children.

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Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We visited with two young children, 4 and 10. Both of the boys found activities to stimulate there imagination. Adults enjoyed the history and the influence of the rail roads on the civilly war

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I visted there on 6/05/14 and it is a very nice layout of the railroad history. I took of the guided tours and very staff seemed very knowledible.

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Amherst, Ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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