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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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Many Trains

This museum is filled with all different types of trains. Most of them you are not allowed to go... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
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A museum for everyone

Adult or child, train enthusiast or bored person looking for a day out, you will find something to... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
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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.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

This museum is filled with all different types of trains. Most of them you are not allowed to go into. They had a childrens section. The trains that were outside were the only ones you could climb onto. The parking was free.More

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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. In addition to the trains that you can tour through on the outside Train Platforms there are also locomotives and rail cars in the Roundhouse and North Car Shop that you can walk through also. Next time...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Adult or child, train enthusiast or bored person looking for a day out, you will find something to like here. The exhibits are a bit text-heavy, but it is easy to pick and close what to read and find plaques with good tid-bits. It is...More

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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

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

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

This museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian, is a first class attraction for all ages. The gorgeous roundhouse contains several train cars in mint condition, and there's additional rolling stock outside. Excellent displays in the special collections room. Small, but well-stocked, gift shop too.

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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We appreciate your feedback. Please visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Granny babysitting 4 yr old Grandson for a week in the winter. Boy did I need ACTIVE activities for a train crazy kid. This was a very good choice! The Choo-Choo Blue's Stamping Stations passbook provided incentive to tour all parts of the museum that...More

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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you for bringing your grandson to visit the B&O Railroad Museum. We are so glad he is a train fan and that he enjoyed all the educational activities for kids. Please bring him back during warmer months where outdoor kid rides and other activities...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

We decided to check this museum out while we were in town. The exhibit and the trains were interesting to see and you could walk through some of the trains to see how they used to be. This also seemed to be a good place...More

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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for recommending others to visit as well. Please note that the admission fee is very competitive to other sites in the Baltimore area.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

I've visited this museum several times, as it's just over an hour's drive from my house on the Virginia side of the Potomac, and every time I've enjoyed both seeing the classic trains displayed there and learning about how important railroads have been in American...More

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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for your continued support of the B&O Railroad Museum. We are so glad you have enjoyed all of your visits. Please visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

I visited the B&O Railroad museum because it was included as an activity on a trip my sister planned over the New Year's weekend in 2017. I didn't think it would be that great, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was breathtaking when we made...More

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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum during our holiday season. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Please visit us again soon. Thanks

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Railroad seems like a boring theme but I was suprised once I got inside.really loads to learn from railroad traffic and its meaning on whole american economy in early stages.Definently must visit

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

I enjoyed this museum immensely. As one walks through the displays one learns a great deal about how railroads shaped America. Fascinating displays about time and travel. Numerous locomotives that you can walk through the cab and touch the controls. Passenger cars open so that...More

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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciate your comments very much. Please visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

What a magnificent structure to house an amazing railroad museum. The engines, rolling stock and memorabilia are everywhere. And only a few blocks from Camden Yards Baseball Stadium and downtown Baltimore. An absolute must-see for railfans!More

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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your very positive comments. The Museum is very proud that its campus is where America's First Railroad began and honored to keep the collection preserved...More

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Renee J
6 April 2018|
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Response from auburnadmin | Reviewed this property |
A. Yes, the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore offers 200 free parking spaces in the front parking lot located off of Pratt Street and an additional 500 parking spaces in the back parking lot, located off Arlington Street... 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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"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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