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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

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Address: 901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
Phone Number: 410-752-2490
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
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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If you like trains, don't miss it

The museum incorporates the 19th-Century roundhouse, and they have a very comprehensive collection of trains. Lots of activities for kids, too, including a carousel for the little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Baltimore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The museum incorporates the 19th-Century roundhouse, and they have a very comprehensive collection of trains. Lots of activities for kids, too, including a carousel for the little ones.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We spent several hours here - probably a bit more than most - but there were so many things to see relating to trains. I've been fascinated with trains since I was a little boy, and the B&O Museum didn't disappoint. Too many exhibits to talk about them all, but if you like trains at all, you have to go... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It was freezing outside and we needed to get out of the hotel. My boyfriend loved it. I'm not very interested but he thought it was cool so win for me

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Ansonia, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed this place 100% they give kids a card that encourages them to go to each station and get a stamp. They even let adults do the card. If the weather is not the best this is a good place to go. It has plenty to look st inside. It was very cold and we still had fun.

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Prescott, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you like trains, the history and variety of this old train depot is spectacular. The train cars are beautiful and the round about is a fine example of how the train system functioned within the city. Very colorful, very impressive, and photo ops abound.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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232 reviews 232 reviews
98 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

This was a great museum for train lovers. There are many vintage trains spanning US history. This is a comprehensive collection of everyday objects, Civil War memorabilia and actual trains since the beginning of the railroad. They offer activities for the whole family. There are films of the trains and their involvement of the Cuvil War. There are newer collections... More 

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Dallas
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285 reviews 285 reviews
123 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Yes, plenty of locomotives and train cars and great description of this rail road company. What I was hoping for though were more of the large steam engines and Stream Liners. This museum displays more of early models from later 1800s to early 1900s.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Wow! Even if you are not a railroad buff ( like me) it is worth your time to stop in and visit this unique and historic museum. You will be amazed at the size and complexity of the steam engine locomotives. Plenty to see for adults and kids alike. Staff very educated and friendly. :)

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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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126 reviews 126 reviews
39 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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