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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Outstanding rail museum. Great for kids and adults

World's largest octagonal building, whopee! But the collection makes me yearn for the days when when the rails were the way to go cross-country in style. Amazing variety of... read more

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

World's largest octagonal building, whopee! But the collection makes me yearn for the days when when the rails were the way to go cross-country in style. Amazing variety of trains and history. Nice to follow up with a visit to the Baltimore Street Car Museeum

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good experience. Trains of all kinds and their history. Some we could enter and see the insides. I would recommend this to young and old.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was expecting a place that just displays old trains, but instead found a museum that teaches you history in depth. You learn about how Baltimore's railroad business was connected to outcome of Civil War, as well as how it affected various ethnic populations. It's suitable for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here with my two children, one of which is a train enthusiast, my parents, and sister. The museum was enjoyed by all. The staff were friendly and welcoming get and the roundhouse was wonderful. The outdoor exhibition is a must see and is everyone had fun. We were there for 3 hours and could have stayed much longer.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really great, especially if you have young children that are interested in trains. We went on a rainy weekday so it wasn't very crowded. My children loved exploring the trains. They also enjoyed doing the scavenger hunt to find Choo-choo Blue's stamps. Some of the outdoor kiddie trains were not running when we visited, I assumed because... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The neighborhood may put off some Baltimore newbies, but don't be intimidated. On peak days, the parking lot can be full, but you shouldn't worry about parking in the neighborhood. Great displays for kids and train enthusiasts of all ages. The train ride is a little disappointing (a quick jog through dilapidated West Baltimore) but the museaum itself is a... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on a crazy rainy afternoon with several teenagers that were not thrilled with the idea. We heard at the end that it was a surprisingly interesting and enjoyable museum. Allow time to get out to the yard and see the engines, as they close a little earlier.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great attraction for all ages. The rolling stock is beautifully maintained. Take a ride on one of the trains outside ... Could spent the whole day there.... Cafe on premises....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I appreciated the insights about the role of the railway in the Civil War. We circled the roundhouse full of old train locomotives. Lots of interesting side stories. The cafe is offers only basic hot dog fare. The admission fee was a bit pricey.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This really made our visit. We came to the city for a Orioles game a little concerned about safety. How terrific was it that the museum was fabulously close (and with a working train)! We were able to go to a game, visit Babe Ruth's home, the waterfront, and this wonderful little museum. If you have kids please stop! It... More 

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