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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum
Based on 367 traveler reviews
Fun way to spend a winter afternoon
Jan 23, 2015 by: MarkhMD from Maryland
I'm not necessarily a train buff, and the Mrs. even less so. Still, we managed to have a nice time touring the museum. The roundhouse is very cool, and some of the old locomotives and cars they have restored are really neat. They still had some Christmas train displays set up, and that added some value. Kind of a one and done attraction unless you're really into trains, and a bit pricey. We found a 2 for 1 coupon in the Baltimore Sun that took some of the pain away, and I'm glad we went.
Great fun - but manage the timing of your visit.
Jan 18, 2015 by: Beth P from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This place isn't cheap - two adults and one senior admission came to $52. So keep an eye on the clock. The museum closes at 4, and its outside yard and work barn close at 3:30; so it's all too easy to lose out on seeing some of the most important engines, and the works in progress, if you arrive too late or become engrossed in the Roundhouse exhibits. Inside the Roundhouse you'll find a feast for train enthusiasts and novices alike. Engines, carriages, baggage cars, mail and post office cars, passenger cars. Videos. Amazing scale models of trains and landscapes. A lively kids' corner, with books, Legos, projects, even a little carousel (not sure what that has to do with trains, and it costs extra to ride, but it's cute). On our visit, a fascinating exhibit on how railroads influenced the outcome of the Civil War. Out in the yard, for another $3 per person, you can take a 20-minute train ride up and down a short stretch of track. There's ample parking in the museum's lot, and you'll park among engines and rail cars of all sorts. Just be sure to give yourself enough time to enjoy your visit and keep an eye on the clock so you don't get closed out of the outside yard.
My kids and I loved!
Jan 09, 2015 by: Payne A from
Born and raised in Baltimore, I never got to go here. My grandmother worked here. I finally got to take my children and they LOVED it, didn't want to go. So it seems this is part of my itinerary every time i go to Baltimore. lol 1 Adult 2 Kids 7 and 9 costed me 42 bucks. Their experience made it worth every penny.
Train history in the round
Jan 08, 2015 by: Choochootutt from Frederick, Maryland
After a roof collapse from heavy snow, the old round house has been wonderfully restored. Old engines and cars inside as well as some around the parking lot. Kids can control a model train outside and there is a short train ride available
Trains! Trains! Trains!
Jan 07, 2015 by: CKHteach from Abingdon, Maryland
This museum is a must-do for train lovers! Others can enjoy and learn as well. We visited on New Year's Eve with our 5 and 8 year old granddaughters. Besides all the trains there were many train related activities available for them to do. They loved the carousel and rode it numerous times- glad we bought the all-day passes for $5 instead of $2 per ride. The train gardens were fantastic. My husband loves trains so he was interested in them specifically. I found the history of the people, the train travel, and how trains were used during the Civil War very interesting. The architecture of the building itself is worth a visit!
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