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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
+1 410-752-2490
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Where railroading began in the USA

What a magnificent structure to house an amazing railroad museum. The engines, rolling stock and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Martin S
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Welcome, Maryland
Polar Express

Great activity for our entire family The staff was polite and friendly. Everyone was patient with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
auburnadmin
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Baltimore, Maryland
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (105 reviews)
“round house” (54 reviews)
“train lovers” (30 reviews)
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901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
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Reviewed yesterday

What a magnificent structure to house an amazing railroad museum. The engines, rolling stock and memorabilia are everywhere. And only a few blocks from Camden Yards Baseball Stadium and downtown Baltimore. An absolute must-see for railfans!

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great activity for our entire family The staff was polite and friendly. Everyone was patient with us and 8 grandchildren. We are looking forward to another event.

Thank auburnadmin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After touring Johns Hopkins University with my high school son, we found this museum on Trip Advisor. Great Find - what pre-engineering student doesn't like trains?! The place is beautiful and lots to see and learn (even if you aren't into trains so much). They...More

Thank mommasays
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. We appreciate your comments very much about the museum's collection and its place in history. Please let your sister know that the rocking chairs are actual replicas from the rocking chairs that were used at...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect day trip for kids and trains buffs. Lots of informative and interactive displays. A big group of friendly and knowledgeable staff around. Wish there were more old carriages to board.

Thank Philiph S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The B&O museum is someplace you definitely should go at least once. It is a bit expensive so we went as a group and got the group discount. I am not a big train fanatic but my son loved this when he was younger and...More

Thank cindylouwho712
Reviewed 27 November 2017

For a family of 4 we paid close to $200 for the coach seats and a short train ride. While the staff and the characters were very friendly and interactive it didn't make up for the short train ride that cost way more than it...More

1  Thank ARex01
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thank you for your feedback about the Polar Express train ride. We are glad you enjoyed your experience. Since the museum only owns a mile of railroad track in downtown Baltimore extending the length of the train is not possible. The 45 minute theatrical performance...More

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Don't go for the polar express ride. We paid a $58 per person just to ride less than 1 mile down the track with the windows covered in Xmas wrapping paper, which looked cheap. Nothing about the experience felt genuine or like it was a...More

2  Thank James S
Reviewed 25 October 2017

If you are into railroading, this is a must-stop. This is the exact point where the first US railroad was started. Plus, you would not believe how many locomotives they have on site. This is a beautiful museum with very knowledgeable staff and volunteers.

1  Thank Tuba-IA
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciate all your positive comments about the museum and its staff. Please visit us again soon.

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

It was very interesting . Lots of different engines, cars and cabooses on display. Laid out in a beautiful roundhouse. Staff was very willing to answer any questions. We enjoyed seeing everything so upclose. Highly recommend checking it out

1  Thank Lori T
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Please visit us again soon.

Reviewed 18 October 2017

If you love trains, this is the place for you. Even those people who are only mildly interested in trains will find this a great museum. A fabulous collection in a historic roundhouse.

Thank Rebecca B
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We take pride in being a museum for all ages. Please visit us again soon.

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Christine S
19 February 2017|
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Response from Tribe93 | Reviewed this property |
It somewhat depends upon your interest of trains. My dad is a big railroad buff and we spent a good 2 hours walking around. there are a lot of train cars and locomotives you can climb aboard and see as well as a model... More
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Mid43
18 December 2014|
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Response from Terrie K | Reviewed this property |
"Two-fers" are a good deal if you can 1) find them and 2) plan ahead for your excursion to the museum (or anywhere for that matter!) For solo travelers, it won't cost you any more than your ticket might have and there is a... More
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