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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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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

If you're a real train buff, then you're going to love this museum. They have several life-sized... read more

Reviewed yesterday
TenaT4
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Matawan, New Jersey, United States
Hidden Gem in Baltimore

I love trains, especially older ones. I made my way here one bright and sunny afternoon when I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Holly S
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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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901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
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Reviewed yesterday

If you're a real train buff, then you're going to love this museum. They have several life-sized engines, passenger cars, etc, inside a rotunda, as well as outside. There were some interesting displays about early trains, clocks and telegraphs. A great learning experience. There is...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I love trains, especially older ones. I made my way here one bright and sunny afternoon when I was Geocaching. Very neat place filled with history and some amazing real trains from ....some dating back to the early 1900's. I was there in the afternoon,...More

Thank Holly S
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for "finding" the B&O Railroad Museum. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and were able to enjoy the nostalgia of the past when "iron horses" ruled the day.

Reviewed 5 days ago

This place has so much history you really need at least a day if you want to take it all in. Going hand in hand with the history are the stories behind these old workhorses. This collection has survived the Great Depression, a hurricane even...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great for all that love trains. All ages will enjoy the tour. Worth the trip and visit. Have fun. These trains you cannot run since they are very big. LOL.

Thank Jo H
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

A great museum---probably best train museum in the world; been to Dearborn and one in Villanova near Barcelona; terrific volunteers and plenty of information. Building is a roundhouse packed mostly with the originals and not replicas.

Thank Bill P
Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Wow! We are honored that you list the B&O Railroad Museum as one of your favorite museums in the world! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope you can visit us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the self tour and it is a gorgeous historic building! The volunteers were very helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank laura m
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. We are glad you enjoyed your visit! Please visit us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Damn, there are a lot of really cool trains here! Big ones, small ones, some that you can walk through. Even the buildings are very cool. You should go.

Thank Greg W
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 take pride in being the birthplace of American railroading and having the most important American railroad collection in the world.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my gr children for a visit.... there.. i t was a very pleasant and educational experience for them. they would go back again. I want to get my younger one there for the Thomas the train outing

Thank carrolineh2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had fun visiting here. It was interesting to see the history of RR , esp. that RR got their start here in Baltimore. Worth seeing!!

Thank John W
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. We are proud that American railroading began here in Baltimore, Maryland and that the museum's railroad collection is one-of-a-kind. Please visit us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum and had a fine time, but it wasn't a great fit for us. My 9/11 year olds did enjoy the scavenger hunt/get stamps but it only lasted about 10 minutes - I think both that, and some of the play areas,...More

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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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