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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 older children, Activities for young children
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Danville, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

There is just as much to see outside the museum as inside. Part of the museum is inside an actual roundhouse. There is an old Buick displayed with railroad wheels which belonged to the railroad. For an optional fee, visitors get a short train ride in a vintage late 1940's passenger car and a visit to the restored Charles Carroll... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a place for all ages. Should be listed as a gem. For history buffs, older folks, read about history of nearby railroads, particularly about civil war. More locomotives and diverse rail stock this we have seen anywhere. For little kids, there is a train themed playground and kid rides. Everyone should enjoy the train ride on historic first... More

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We visited the museum and loved it. Outside they have rides for the children, well worth the tokens! Inside they have a dress up area, so the kiddos can dress up and tour the inside of the trains (self guided tour). We learned things we did not know about the railroads; the making of the tracks, the Civil War, transportation... More

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Alameda, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This great museum is housed inside in a firmer train round about, outside in once used train yards and in a shop where trains were once manufactured. The volunteer staff is energetic, friendly and very knowledgeable. Self guided tours are available in addition to tours of the round house and shop. In addition, for annoyingly fee, you can take a... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We spent a delightful couple of hours at the museum. There is a huge roundhouse with a number of engines and cars in excellent condition around the perimeter. Numerous exhibits and signs explained not only the rolling stock, but also discussed the role of the railroads in the Civil War. If you enjoy trains or history, you'll like your visit.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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231 reviews 231 reviews
100 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a great museum for history and rail fans. It is located in the buildings that formed the foundation of the first railroad in America. There are a number of wonderful examples or rolling stock from all periods of rail history, engines - steam, electric and diesel and a wide range of unique railcars. You can take a short... More

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Hampton, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My 3 year old son may be the biggest railfan in Hampton Virginia, when we travel to Baltimore he wont let us leave without a stop at the train museum! Its very family freindly and well worth the fair. Be sure to give yourself at LEAST 4 hours to explore!

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Georgetown, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Very historic content, very well laid out. Lots to see. Kids friendly. Walking distance from downtown. Really enjoyed the exhibits.

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Very interesting place for young and old. Step back into history via all the wonderful trains from long ago. The main circular building is very well set up and one can follow the evolution of the railroads. There are ramps provided for viewing the workings both inside and outside several trains. Very wheelchair-friendly as well as allowing those with young... More

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Kings Mountain
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is a beautiful museum inside and out. It has lots of real trains, wonderful displays, a gift shop, a snack bar, a play area for kids, a shop you can visit where the trains are worked on and very friendly people. It is very interesting and kid friendly. There is ramps for strollers and wheelchairs, places to seat and... More

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