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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
410-752-2490
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Ranked #6 of 155 attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The museum was nice but not worth it for younger kids. While they had a nice play area with blocks and toy trains, this was not worth the price of admission. The train ride was depressing. The scenery consisted of barbed wire encircled shopping areas, tagged buildings and old railroad equipment as well as a lot of litter. We went... More

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Troy, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Loved the history and the amount of exhibits. Very well done. The history and progression and expanse of the museum was very good. Loved the outside train area.

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Baltimore
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125 reviews 125 reviews
65 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

There's a lot to see at the B&O. I highly recommend it to families and railfans, but most people would probably have a fun afternoon here. There is an admission fee, but it's also a Smithsonian museum and they have a lot of nice stuff. The roundhouse is beautiful, and several times a year there are demonstrations of it's workings.... More

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Haifa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a very nice and impressive museum, very attractive to anyone interesting in the history of railroads in that region.

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Mahomet, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We had a three-year-old with us who lives and breathes trains, and this was a fantastic place for him (and us). Lots of educational exhibits for all ages, wonderful volunteers (?) throughout who were very knowledgable and helpful, and much to do. His favorite was the model train area inside a train car. We could have stayed there all day,... More

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Lindenhurst, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This museum really has it all! My husband and I learned so much and my 8 month old son had fun playing in the children section. Very kid friendly with rocking chairs scattered around that one of the tour guides offered me while I was holding my son and listening to the guided tour. They have crafts for younger kids... More

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Dallas, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
36 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We only went to this ship out of all of them as we have toured similar ships to the others before. Well worth the money! It has a GREAT audio guide that my son really loved.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The Christmas decorations alone are worth the trip. It's kid-friendly without being overly so. Lots of groups of adults were just as pleased. Take the short train ride and meet some new people. Read the plaques attached to trains and learn wonderful Baltimore history.

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eastcoast
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Fun intro movie, set is great, indoor mad outdoors, can climb on some cars and engines. Real roundhouse. Stimulating and great for kids and adults. Somehow they please and hold everyone's attention.

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baltimore, maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Took my son(8 yr old), just last week and he thoroughly enjoyed it. He especially loved going on the trains to look and see how they looked back in the day. A fun and educational museum.

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