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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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Extraordinarily overpriced

So, we have been here twice - both times because we had friends in town with a son who is a train... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2015
HoraceGordonSO
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San Francisco, California
Great place to take the kids

The B&O Museum is full of history suitable for adults, but we also found it to be a perfect daytime... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2015
ebrotman
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Lutherville, 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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“civil war” (55 reviews)
“train lovers” (27 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:00
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901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

So, we have been here twice - both times because we had friends in town with a son who is a train fanatic. He loved it the first time, so we went back a second. The first time we went was during the Christmas season...More

Thank HoraceGordonSO
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The B&O Museum is full of history suitable for adults, but we also found it to be a perfect daytime activity for kids. Lots to see and do - especially around the holidays!

Thank ebrotman
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Great Museum - in a Part of town where I would urge the use of a Good GPS System and a Map. You don't want to get lost here without a good Map. While it may be perfectly safe the general area is not looking...More

Thank ogottogo11
Reviewed 7 July 2015

If you are a rail-road nerd this is nerdvana. They have a stellar collection getting better all the time. Right by the Poe house (do them together) but not in a good neighborhood.

Thank wxzzy
Reviewed 3 July 2015

My family really enjoyed this museum. However, trying to find the area they do actual train rides wasn't easy and we didn't really find where to purchase the tickets. But still a good place to visit.

Thank Jennings15
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Okay, maybe some non-train lovers will delight too. Besides being able to walk alongside and into a number of train cars and locomotives there are two great exhibits on time and the telegraph. There are numerous activities for young children. We managed to spend 2...More

Thank grrprr
Reviewed 2 July 2015

This is a well kept facility that is filled with old train engines and cars that have been carefully restored. The volunteer staff helping to man the facility are both knowledgeable and friendly. We usually attend the "Meet Thomas the Train" days. They also have...More

Thank beachbummike
Reviewed 30 June 2015

If you like Civil War history and trains like I do, this place is for you! I say that because some of the locomotives are Civil War era, there are also diesels and steam locomotives from the World War II era and pre-World War II...More

Thank Cameron K
Reviewed 25 June 2015

The admission is $16. There are a lot of old engines on display and a 20 min train ride in a Pullman car ($3). There are 2 buildings with lots of engines and displays and lots of cars outside. The main building is an old...More

1  Thank sunfun4850
Reviewed 23 June 2015

I visited this museum twice in twenty years with my kids. Each visit was very enjoyable and the museum appeals to kids of all ages. We really enjoyed it and would go again.

Thank Suzanne H
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Christine S
How long did it take to tour the museum?
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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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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
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