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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
410-752-2490
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Ranked #8 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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Bartlett, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Great museum with lots of beautifully restored engines and train cars. The roundhouse is fantastic. This was a visit for myself and my husband, but I couldn't help but notice how nicely they have created areas for young children to enjoy. The model train (ho scale) was nicely done. Really enjoyed this visit and was happy that we added this... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My husband, being a B&O railroad enthusiast, has long wanted to visit this museum. He enjoyed it very much. The museum is immaculate, roundhouse included. We were impressed with all the engines, and with the volunteer staff...they were so helpful and knowledgeable! I especially enjoyed the clock room! There was even an area especially for children. The only drawback as... More

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Chicago,Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

If you like trains this is a place for you. They have a beautiful roundhouse which houses steam engines. There is also another building with more trains and a couple platforms with trains. There is a daily train ride which we missed. This is where the first set of tracks were set down in america. There is a ho model... More

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NJ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Not easy to get to without a car, but worth it. Excellent guide staff with wide knowledge of the topic and very eager to help. If you are in the city, make time for this.

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Townsend, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Civil War exhibit was excellent as was the other museum displays. Many train engines and other period historical pieces on display.

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London, England
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329 reviews 329 reviews
163 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Possibly one of the best railway museums visited on this trip for the sheer variety of all things railway. Great locomotives, models of locomotives, railway clocks, model railway and a diesel hauled yard ride. There are locomotives everywhere. In the roundhouse, a separate building and around the yards. My only disappointment was the early closure of the cafe due to... More

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Severn, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Awesome stop for the train lover. A wide variety of trains to view, awesome model train layout - and real train rides; cafeteria is overpriced so pack a lunch.

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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We found it very interesting. Lot's to see inside and outside. It's like taking a trip back in time.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I'm not familiar with many train museums, but having had little boys growing up in the Baltimore suburbs, I know this one! Beyond the youngsters' "Just like Thomas" excitement, deeper and more adult conversations can take place when admiring the handsomely restored residents of the Round House. This very spot was the gateway to the West for the early railroad... More

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WDC
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101 reviews 101 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

You do Not have to be a train "foamer" to enjoy this beautifully restored museum. It's literally a cathedral to rail transport in the USA, enhanced by dedicated volunteers who are eager to answer questions and complement your visit. Ample parking and close to both Oriole Park at Camden Yards and M&T Bank Ravens Stadium, as well as the many... More

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