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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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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Must see for historians and train fanatics alike

Railroading began here, and the museum does not disappoint. The collection is amazing and has enough variety to please the whole family. Arrive early to avoid lines for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Amy S
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Baltimore, Maryland

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Railroading began here, and the museum does not disappoint. The collection is amazing and has enough variety to please the whole family. Arrive early to avoid lines for parking, and take your time. If the weather is nice, the outdoor area is perfect for parents taking a break and letting the kids play. On rainy or cloudy days, the different... More 

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Thank Amy S
Baltimore, Maryland
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For anyone who loves or is interested in train/rail journeys and its history, this museum is a must. Not only does it contain word and picture descriptions of rail history in the United States and, in particular, the B & O railroad (the first in the USA), but also this museum contains actual rail cars and engines from the early... More 

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Baltimore, United States
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46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a train lover, or simply enjoy looking at them, especially the older models, then this museum is for you. The trains are located inside in a round rotunda. Yes there are trains outside too. Once in awhile you can take a ride on one of them. Trips are about one mile. This is one of the most... More 

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Baldwinsville, New York
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109 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very interesting place. the roundhouse building was simply great. This is a great family day trip. suggest you get there early, depending on your interest level, you could spend the entire day there.

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Thank scooby-BTR
Parkersburg
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The roundhouse is amazing from the outside, but the inside is really something to enjoy. You can find something for pure history buffs as well as civil war fans. The collection of trains go from the earliest engines to the last models of the caboose. I am not sure what the guides say about how much time to plan for... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Great time here with the family for a day out with Thomas the tank engine. The staff was great and the event was well organize. This was my first time visiting the museum. There are many great photo opportunities with the steam engines.

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Thank Khalalily
Columbia, Maryland, United States
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore is a great place to bring children. or grown-up kids like ourselves. The museum is partly indoors and partly outdoors. There are many historic trains to explore. Some of them you can go inside. For an extra fee, you can go on a train ride. There are also some elaborate model train displays to... More 

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Thank Valerie C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

My brother has an infatuation with all things train. Visiting from Ohio, we were amazed at the beauty of the museum and the roundhouse. It was all decked out for Christmas which made it ten times more exciting. Small children are running around, having the time of their lives climbing aboard interactive train cars and sheds. The railhouse located outside... More 

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Thank Kishkabob
Lexington Park, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

If you love trains and you’re in Baltimore this is a must stop. Even if trains aren’t your bag, you’ll be pleasantly pleased. My son loved it he was amazed by the variety in this collection. Plus he loved the kids’ Lego play area. We were able to relax while he let his imagination go wild. My wife had a... More 

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Thank Coolham
Arbutus, Maryland
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Nice piece of historic Baltimore. Lots of cool old style trains inside. You can take a short train ride. Lots of pictures of Baltimore in the old days.

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