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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

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Address: 901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
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+1 410-752-2490
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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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Extremely enjoyable visit!

We visited this museum during Christmas time, and we were so glad. The museum had beautiful Christmas themed decorations, and also model train layouts. The Mile One Express Train... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Reston, Virginia
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Reston, Virginia
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We visited this museum during Christmas time, and we were so glad. The museum had beautiful Christmas themed decorations, and also model train layouts. The Mile One Express Train Rides was enjoyable as well. Plan at least 2-3 hours here. There is something for every age group here. Do not forget to check out there events page before you go,... More 

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great place for adults and kids-- I am not a big fan of trains - but found it very interesting, I loved the design of the building as well. There is a play section for kids and a carousel. So something for everyone. We did not get to ride a train , it was too cold - but there is... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is by far one of the best collections of trains and railroading equipment and memorabilia in the world.

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Vernon, New Jersey
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you are a fan of railroading. This is a must see! The restored round house is beautiful. Lots of trains for the kids to get in and out of, and lots of interesting facts to be learned. Adults interested in railroading will not be bored

Thank firnatine2016
New York City, New York
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I last visited the museum before the roundhouse was storm damaged and was delighted to find that at this point all appears restored. While some of the older locomotives are replica's they are now nearly 100 years old in their own right. What the museum shows is the development of motive power from horse drawn through steam to diesel. It's... More 

Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Hadn't been here since I was little. We took the grandkids (3 yrs old) They loved it, many activities and they loved the train ride. So does the husband , he is a train lover.

Thank TerriMoler
McMurdo Station Antarctica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The museum is really quite nice especially if they have a special event such as the turntable demonstration happening. It is a bit expensive at $18 for an adult but there is a lot to see and its well displayed. The $3 extra for the train ride on the 1st mile of track out and back is just OK. the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This is one the greatest train displays I 've ever seen and I could have spent a couple of days here. The exhibits are simply spectacular and the staff are the finest bunch of enthusiasts you could ever hope for.

Thank troyyamb
Chicago, Illinois
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

If you have a train enthusiast in your group this is the place to go. Lots of memorabilia and trains. The round house is especially impressive.

Thank Penny U
Edgewood, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Largest civil war engine collection in the country! so much history in this place inside and out! A train lovers paradise

Thank matthew b

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