Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Baltimore

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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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  • We went with a large group of people, mostly children. The kids were all fascinated and loved taking the street car rides. The staff (all volunteers) knew a tremendous amount of history and informatio...  more »
  • A great ride into streetcar history! The volunteers here not only repair vintage streetcars but share their knowledge about the city transportation before the proliferation of automobiles. The cover e...  more »
  • This is the place to go to ride a bit of history. Baltimore's street car past is well represented here. Volunteers and staff let you understand why Baltimore is what it is.  more »
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  • Our group went for a tour and had an awesome time. The staff were friendly, engaging and very knowledgeable. The rides were fun and we plan on returning.
  • This is a fun place to visit. There are several different working streetcars you can ride and many more being restored. All the volunteers are nice.
  • A good place to visit if you're into trains and streetcars. The people in the museum are friendly and give you a good tour of the place. The museum is getting old and the maintenance be is getting poor. Looks like they are running out of funds. They have very little staff and I wouldn't be surprised if this closed down in the future.
  • The stuff there is really interesting and there are sometimes rides
  • Excellent place to bring the family, litterally something for people of all ages. Kids will enjoy riding the streetcars and adults will enjoy learning about the history of Baltimore's electric rail.

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