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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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Very nice, learned a lot

Lots of history. There's plenty of interesting exhibits. Not just trains. The building itself is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tim R
Bethany Beach, Delaware
Great for small kids not so much for your wallet

Great place, awesome historic trains, very knowledgeable volunteers. A lot of stuff for kids to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Malgorzata O
Alexandria, Virginia
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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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Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:00
901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
+1 410-752-2490
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of history. There's plenty of interesting exhibits. Not just trains. The building itself is an architectural marvel. Nice for adults and children.

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place, awesome historic trains, very knowledgeable volunteers. A lot of stuff for kids to touch and play. They have a small carousels and train ride. Be aware that carousel is close at 2pm and trains rides Thursday - Sunday. If you want to get...More

Thank Malgorzata O
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a historic yard which has become an excellent museum with some historic trains and rolling stock. Make sure to ride the very short train on the first roadbed created in the US. Some nice themed exhibits that cover topics such as the Civil...More

Thank TennisBum P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great displays & easily accessible to all. A very knowledgeable group of former employees will competently answer any question you ask of them. Little tots catered for with a play centre. My 2 hour visit was not long enough to adequately digest the complete experience.

Thank bakerandrewmark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great collection of trains and passenger cars in the yard. Building is great round house. A must for train lovers

Thank Nathan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to visit the museum in Ellicott City but it was closed on Tuesday. With only part of a day left, we drove to the downtown location inside the eye-catching round house. This should have been an all day expedition but to cram in...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great museum, lot's of history about trains and the times. Many locomotives on display. Each locomotive has information on it's design and place in history. It's also has attractions for elementary children. We stayed 2 hours could've stayed more

Thank Viking3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited a few years ago when my wife was in Washington for a business conference. Took AmTrak up from Washington and MARC back. This is a great museum for train lovers of all ages. The only issue we had was that we visited in...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A sprawling museum with real engines and trains going back more than a hundred years, it is amazing how nicely the exhibits are organized and displayed.

Thank Jyotirmoy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fun and interesting place to visit. Believe it or not, the day that I was there, they were decorating for a wedding. What a grand place for that. At any rate, visiti with the engines, revel in the way the maintainence was conducted...More

Thank Bobbie S
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Christine S
How long did it take to tour the museum?
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
Just fyi on this and other travels you may do, with some simple online research you can usually find discounts such as 2 for 1 coupons for the B&O railway museum. I agree with you that $16pp is a tad steep, but cut that in half and it becomes reasonable. Hope this helps.
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