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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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Attention all rail fans young and old!!!

This is a must see attraction for anyone with any train blood in their veins! It consists of a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
John N
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Somers Point, New Jersey
Great place to visit

Great place to visit with kids. Good selection of engines starting from very first ones and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
leok117
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Reisterstown, 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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a must see attraction for anyone with any train blood in their veins! It consists of a large museum round table and outside displays. There is also a real although short real train ride that is worth the low additional cost. The place...More

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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and train ride along America's first commercial mile of railroad right-of-way. The taping was by a German media outlet. Please visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit with kids. Good selection of engines starting from very first ones and progressing to modern. Play area for small children, Thomas The Tank Engine visits the museum every spring and offer rides. Pretty easy to reach the place by car. Highly...More

Thank leok117
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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 so glad you enjoyed your visit. The museum takes pride in being the birthplace of American railroading and exhibiting the most important American railroad collection in the world. Children exhibits are strategically placed throughout the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got here an hour or so before the museum was closing so were a little disappointed to pay full price but we had made a special journey so bit the bullet. Inside was great, there are lots of exhibits with old locomotives, passenger and...More

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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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My Husband flipped out when he saw all the cool trains and railroad memorabilia! He was like a kid in a candy store. Lots of knowledgeable volunteers there to give you lots of information if you so desire.

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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 so glad you and your husband enjoyed your visit. Please visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just hosted our son's fifth birthday party at the B&0 - in the education center. There was space for all (60+ ppl), a restroom right there, access to the playground and train and then, to top it off we marched over and had a...More

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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for having your son's birthday party at the B&O! We pride ourselves in having the best birthday spot in Baltimore. Thank you for the feedback. Please visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having grown up in a railroad household I've had the opportunity to visit many railroad museums but the B&O Railroad Museum is now at the top of my list. This is one of the most kid-friendly museums we've visited and my boys thoroughly enjoyed our...More

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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your visit and appreciate your feedback. Please visit again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was so much to see and do that we spent the entire day there. Self-guided tour. Enjoyed seeing the past alive. Many locomotives and passenger cars, from antique to modern, to see and learn about. The model railroad inside one of the cars was...More

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Dana K, Public Relations Manager at Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and greatly appreciate the positive feedback. Please visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

One must visit the B&O Railroad museum. We visited around Christmas, and there was so much to do for the children.

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

Thank you for visiting the B&O Railroad Museum for its annual holiday event, the B&O's Magical Holiday Express, in the month of December. We hope you can visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

What an amazing place to hold an evening event! I have to admit that I didn't visit for museum purposes but rather for an evening affair/black tie optional event. It was really a wonderful experience. The set-up, decor, food, and staff were amazing. If you...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 the great feedback about using the B&O Railroad Museum historic 1884 Roundhouse for an evening event. We have several areas on the museum campus for any corporate, military or family event. Please visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This museum is dear to my heart not just because I love trains, but because I had a relative that worked for the B&O. It is a wonderful museum of full-size engines and cars. My favorite part is to actually climb into the vehicles and...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 sharing your love of the B&O Railroad Museum. We always love to her from those who have railroaders in their family history. Please visit the museum again soon.

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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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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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