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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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Old Trains

We wanted to visit the museum in Ellicott City but it was closed on Tuesday. With only part of a... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Robert P
Great and Informative

Great museum, lot's of history about trains and the times. Many locomotives on display. Each... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Vestal, NY
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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 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
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We went to the B&O with our son and 2-year-old grandson for the first time around Christmastime 2016, and although very crowded, it was just a magical experience for the little guy, and for us. Plenty of hands-on activities for kids, and the trains are...More

Thank Artlaw1617
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is one cool museum. The collection of old locomotives is impressive. Go on a good weather day so you can spend time outside among the locomotives and attached cars. The round house building is a great indoor venue full of historic locomotives. Great for...More

Thank kjtripper
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This is a nice museum discussing the history of train transportation in the US. The locomotives are great and it was a nice place to spend a few hours. Admission was $18 and $25 for a trip with "Thomas the Train" which consisted of a...More

Thank CarusoII
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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