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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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Beautiful building and trains. Staff very knowledgeable. For kids and adults. Christmas train... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2015
Baltimore, Maryland
Railroad History

This past week they relived 150 years ago what happened when President Lincoln was brought to... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2015
Bay Village, Ohio
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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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901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
+1 410-752-2490
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Reviewed 21 April 2015

Beautiful building and trains. Staff very knowledgeable. For kids and adults. Christmas train ride with Santa was hit when son was young. To tell the truth we also enjoyed it!

Thank MaryandJim625
Reviewed 20 April 2015

This past week they relived 150 years ago what happened when President Lincoln was brought to Baltimore on his final trip to Springfield for burial. People were dressed in period costumes, brass band playing music. It was very somber to watch. Also they have a...More

Thank Kennys416
Reviewed 19 April 2015

We enjoyed the museum and the roundhouse blew me away. Such a neat space! The displays were great and the staff was friendly. We chose to ride the 20 minute train ride ($3 extra) and it was just okay. (we took the MARC train to...More

1  Thank Josh H
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

We took our three four year old son here who is in love with trains! Lots to see and do. Amazing display of trains and history. I would come back again!

Thank Agb2007
Reviewed 18 April 2015

We liked the hands on exhibit. The price was 1/2 because it was the first Tuesday of the month. Paid $5 for each child to ride unlimited on the merry go round. Merry go Round is small but that did not matter to the children....More

1  Thank 111JCB
Reviewed 13 April 2015

My husband loves trains, otherwise I probably would have skipped this. I am so glad we didn't; however, the exhibits are way more interesting than the train ride. There was nothing to see, and there were gobs of screaming kids. There are lots of miniatures...More

2  Thank Kay M
Reviewed 10 April 2015

If you love trains, if you love railroad history, if you love old locomotives, this museum is a place that must be on your bucket list. It is definitely one of the best museums in the nation.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 27 March 2015

As a train buff this place is a treasure and real treat to visit anytime, with different events almost every weekend they reach out to civil war buffs trains buffs and the grand kids. while visiting with my grandson he became so involed with the...More

Thank jcc1962
Reviewed 21 March 2015

I loved the entire visit. The trains from the 1920's were particularly amazing. The whole place was full of railroad articles from the golden days until the present.

Thank kennethh330
Reviewed 17 March 2015

One of the best railroad museums in the US. The Docent tour guides were great. The American railroad industry started in Baltimore, which I didn't know until I visited the museum. A must see on your visit.

Thank SubVet410
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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