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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
410-752-2490
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Ranked #12 of 133 Attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Located at the site of the oldest railroad station in America, this museum traces the development...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Massachusetts
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85 reviews 85 reviews
14 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We were two "senior" women who have no particular interest in trains but we loved the museum. We took a tour of the Round House that lasted about 40 minutes and then wandered around by ourselves. The Christmas decorations were nice but we especially liked the history of the B&O Railroad and the importance of railroad during the Civil War.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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121 reviews 121 reviews
17 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We paid $16.00 each with seniors discount and that it too much in my opinion just to see old trains. Some of the displays were nice. Where magazine says the price is $16, seniors (60+) $14 and we are over 60 so why $16 each for seniors?

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Dothan, Alabama
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90 reviews 90 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The best RR MUSEUM. hands on, get into antique RR locomotives and passenger cars. Helpful volunteers. A real train ride, layouts, nice gift shop.

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Canberra, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Really very interesting original trains and presently an exhibit on the US civil (actually very uncivil) war. I learned a considerable amount. Take the kids and make a day of it.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

We spent about $50 on admission alone for 2 adults and 1 child. Wasn't worth it, no tour, just walking around looking at about 15 trains just from the outside. Then we stood about 1.5 hours to meet with Santa after which they wouldn't let my kid back in line. Security lady or more appropriately - B$&?# should be FIRED... More 

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We spent the whole day - just so much to see - all the volunteers were very helpful and knowledgeable. Just one point they are missing a trick a good coffee shop would be an advantage - how about using one of the trains - think Orient Express! Just a wonderful building full of so much industrial history Thank you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I was raised in a railroading family and during my youth trains were the mode of travel. The B and O museum has rolling stock dating to the Civil War and forward with terrific exhibits. There are at least 20 various locomotives in the roundhouse and more in the replicated shops. Several cars of the old and famous Capitol Limited... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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265 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Even if you don't enter the museum, you can park in the lot and see several examples of railroad history, but you really do owe it to yourself to take the tour and go inside. I arrived a little early and beat the crowds but perhaps part of the experience here is seeing all of the excitement of kids faces.... More 

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Canton OH
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Our son has lived in Baltimore for eight years, and we're always on the lookout for things to do when we visit him and his GF. This time we were traveling with our other son and his fiancée, so we were trying to find things to interest six different tastes. None of us are serious train buffs, but we like... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We enjoyed seeing the old train engines and most of all the working model railways. It is very children friendly. Be sure to catch the tour to get all the great history. They have a fairly nice gift shop.

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