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Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Baltimore
(4.2/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
The Baltimore Streetcar Museum is a non-profit museum located at 1901 Falls Road in Baltimore, Maryland. The museum is dedicated to preserving Baltimore's public transportation history, especially the streetcar era. The museum is open Noon to 5 P.M. every Sunday of the year and Noon to 5 P.M. Saturdays, as well Sundays, June through October.The original Museum collection had been under the stewardship of the United Railways and Electric Company, then the Baltimore Transit Company and finally, for a short time, the Maryland Historical Society. Finally the Baltimore Streetcar Museum was founded in 1966 by several members of the Baltimore Chapter of the National Railroad Historical Society. The collection was moved from Robert E. Lee Park near Lake Roland in 1968 to the present Falls Road Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad site and public operations began in July 1970. Before public operations could commence, many hours of volunteer work were necessary to build operating track and install overhead wire which, at first, provided only short ride for visitors. Over the years, the Museum has incrementally extended its line along Falls Road that includes now turning loops at the north and south ends of its line. Completion of the Museum's entire streetcar line was realized in October 2008 with the completion of its double tracking project, which took many years to complete. The track gauge is, which is unique.
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  • Helpful staff. Off the beaten path, good for those with an interest in street cars of times gone by. Volunteers are awesome and knowledgeable. Riding the different cars was fun--very short trips. A go...  more »
  • It was my mother's birthday weekend and I always try to find her an activity. Knowing her love of trains and history, I came across of this gem and she had a blast. She was able to ride (3) streetcars...  more »
  • As a kid growing up in west baltimore most streets ad street cars til latter part of 50s some of these cars are stil here today im baltimores lil srettecar musuem same as in san fricisco cable cars ho...  more »
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  • Small, but worth the visit. Interesting to learn the history of streetcars in general, the electrification of the rails nationwide compared to cable cars, and their history in Baltimore. Really fun to ride on several different vehicles, from old trolleys to the streetcars.
  • Really neat small streetcar museum tucked along the river. Rode three streetcars and took guided tour of restoration shop. Don't miss the tour, beautiful work being done!
  • Had my birthday there when I was 5 about 20 years ago... I remember having the best party ever... Really need to go back again some time
  • Pretty great
  • a very nice trolley museum.