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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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This is one of the best museums ever. It is done 'in the round' with a lot of examples of types of train cars. We took the train to Baltimore so this was even more relevant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Charleston, West Virginia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is one of the best museums ever. It is done 'in the round' with a lot of examples of types of train cars. We took the train to Baltimore so this was even more relevant.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Train engines, carriages, a tunnel digger, working round house, children's area and a train you can ride. This place has it all. It provides an amazing look into the history of the first American railroad and it's role in the Civil War. More than a dozen engines and carriages to look at and climb in. There are several guided tours... More 

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SINY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My 11 year old loves railroads from steam engines to the modern diesels. This is sought of the "birthplace". The museum was very informative had a little from young kids to older adults.

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Cleveland, Oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a very good and original, not as popular as other attractions, but worth a visit. It is a great hub and spokes construction with antique trains in different spokes, all in great state of preservation. A must see if you are a train aficionado or not.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Terrific RR museum. Their collection of railcars and engines is extensive both inside the round house and outside. Well done exhibits, nice shop, clean restrooms, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Suggestion: Worth a call to plan your visit based on what their schedule is that day. I got there at 10:30 and missed the train ride at 10. Lots of old historical engines and cars. Many of the displays allow you to walk thru them. Good set up for kids. Perhaps a third of the rail cars are outside. It... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The museum is housed in the enclosed roundhouse of the Mount Clare Station yards. The extensive collection covers the entire period of American rail road steam engine development with a few modern diesel locomotives to round out the story.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The collection of B&O equipment here is very good. There is a kids playground, and rides and things for even the littlest kids outside in a play area. I can't give 5 stars, however, due to the condition of some of the equipment stored outdoors on site. It's clear that some pieces are more important than others, but the Reading... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Visited this museum during a long business trip that included a weekend stay. So glad that I did. If you love the history of the rails, you must visit the B&O Museum... even if it is just for the sake of the Monopoly card!

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I knew nothing about this museum until I walked into the front door! When I came out 2 hours later, all I could think about was with whom and when could I return. We were four "older" adults who had ridden trains but had no further knowledge (or interest) in their history, but those two hours spent at the museum... More 

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