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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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Don't miss if you are interested in history or trains

This is a historic yard which has become an excellent museum with some historic trains and rolling... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
TennisBum P
Aptos, California
A nostalgic journey into the past

Great displays & easily accessible to all. A very knowledgeable group of former employees will... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
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.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
+1 410-752-2490
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

This is a historic yard which has become an excellent museum with some historic trains and rolling stock. Make sure to ride the very short train on the first roadbed created in the US. Some nice themed exhibits that cover topics such as the Civil...More

Thank TennisBum P
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Great displays & easily accessible to all. A very knowledgeable group of former employees will competently answer any question you ask of them. Little tots catered for with a play centre. My 2 hour visit was not long enough to adequately digest the complete experience.

Thank bakerandrewmark
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Great collection of trains and passenger cars in the yard. Building is great round house. A must for train lovers

Thank Nathan T
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We wanted to visit the museum in Ellicott City but it was closed on Tuesday. With only part of a day left, we drove to the downtown location inside the eye-catching round house. This should have been an all day expedition but to cram in...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Great museum, lot's of history about trains and the times. Many locomotives on display. Each locomotive has information on it's design and place in history. It's also has attractions for elementary children. We stayed 2 hours could've stayed more

Thank Viking3
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We visited a few years ago when my wife was in Washington for a business conference. Took AmTrak up from Washington and MARC back. This is a great museum for train lovers of all ages. The only issue we had was that we visited in...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 31 May 2017

A sprawling museum with real engines and trains going back more than a hundred years, it is amazing how nicely the exhibits are organized and displayed.

Thank Jyotirmoy D
Reviewed 27 May 2017

What a fun and interesting place to visit. Believe it or not, the day that I was there, they were decorating for a wedding. What a grand place for that. At any rate, visiti with the engines, revel in the way the maintainence was conducted...More

Thank Bobbie S
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

The roundhouse building is an architectural gem worth seeing in its own right. Information boards are extremely well presented and guide you through the exhibits and their place in history. Try to get there early so you can travel on the 1 mile long stretch...More

Thank Chemteacher
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This has to be one of the nicest and well maintained museum I've been too. They have a gorgeous round house that has an operating turn table. There collection includes trains I have never seen before. The engines are well maintained and some of the...More

Thank Kenmarsam
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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
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