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B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore
(4.3/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Take a train ride along the first commercial mile of railroad track laid in the country at B&O Railroad Museum. Built at the site of the oldest railroad station in the U.S., this museum traces the development of trains and displays an extensive collection of railroad memorabilia, a model railroad, and a working replica of the very first locomotive. Explore a historical roundhouse, observe what's happening in the engine shop, and wander through the gift shop to find souvenirs. With plenty of ramps throughout, the museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible. There is a play area for children as well as a snack bar. Train ride tickets for a short 20-mile ride are available for purchase on-site at the museum on a first come, first served basis. Before you head to Baltimore, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Baltimore trip builder, to make sure you see all that Baltimore has to offer, including B&O Railroad Museum.
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  • Learn about America's first railroad while seeing some of the most historic, oldest, and largest locomotives. Located in the former B&O Mount Clare railroad shops with one of the largest remaining rou...  more »
  • Baltimore, and the B&O in particular, can lay claim to being at the creation of American railroading. This museum uses the facility where passenger cars were built, outfitted, and decorated, and consi...  more »
  • We went here for a company dinner and awards banquet. Very cool the way the train cars are set up inside. You can climb up inside some of them to get a better view. I believe you can get a short train...  more »
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  • Very great train museum with a large roundhouse full of trains. Big enough indoor section you could enjoy a day here in the winter. Tons of kids sections for lots of kid entertainment. There is a scavenger hunt you can pick up at the front desk and even turn in for a small prize at then end. There are also model train layouts my kids love. There are several trains you can go in and pretend to drive. One occasionally smokes and my kids actually think they are driving it!
  • Great place to take the kids or if you are a railroad buff. We took our class of pre k , kindergarten and first graders for a train ride. They got to explore in the roundhouse and nearby buildings. It was educational as well as fun.
  • Great museum! Great variety of different trains and my kids (10 and 3) loved children's area. It was worth the money and time spent. It was really interesting to learn about the different purposes of the trains they had and the history behind them. Overall, we all had an awesome time, we were the about 2 hours. I highly recommend the museum.
  • 36 dollars for 2,way yay too much. Nice display inside but nothing impressive outside.
  • Went to A day out with Thomas with my son for his 3rd birthday Hes a Thomas fanatic! And we've gone there on a reg day just to tour the museum Its very nice and a lot of fun And the people who work there are very kind and helpful We had a guy walk us around the trains giving us history lessons on the trains, it was great! Definitely a great place to go with the kids or even for yourself! The train merry go round is awesome too 😉