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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum
Based on 263 traveler reviews
Fun for train enthusiasts of all ages
Dec 04, 2013 by: Stacy K from Westminster, Maryland
My son is a train fanatic. He loves to spend hours exploring the trains here. The museum is beautiful and has a lot to see. Most of the trains are open and allow you to climb inside and explore (or play). When you are there be sure to check out the model trains in the train cars parked in the train yard along with a caboose the kids can climb in. Also there are a lot of large steam engines to see in the machine shop. The train yard has a nice outdoor train garden and rides when weather permits. Compared to other train destinations the train ride is not great. They use old Marc train cars. The seats are stained and not very attractive. The ride is short and goes past some of the worst, run down areas of Baltimore City. The rides are not always available so be sure to check the web site or call before going if you have your heart set on a train ride. Same is true for the train yard rides. My son has had 2 birthday parties there and they were a lot of fun. We have also gone for Christmas and to see Thomas. Both events were well done and worth seeing. They have a small eatery but it is not always open. There seems to be no rhyme or reason as to when it is pen - I think it might be based on staffing and not attendance because there have been busy days and the eatery was closed. They offer free parking which is a big plus for the area.
Choo Choo Trains
Dec 01, 2013 by: zethus57 from Springfield, Virginia
I tagged along with my husband, w/o interest in trains. But I had a great time!!! So much to learn, see, touch. The American Experience as told through trains. Go visit.
Great Place For Kids
Nov 23, 2013 by: pig_daddy from Silver Spring, MD
The B & O Railroad Museum consists of a restored "round house" which houses many restored Railroad steam engines and cars, some of which you are allowed to enter. In the round house is also a children's zone with numerous activities for children. There is also a merry-go-round that they can ride for an additional fee. Outside the round house are numerous old railroad car and engine exhibits, a working "G" Model, model railroad exhibit, and a restored passenger train that you can take a ride on for a fee. There are informational stations everywhere in the museum. This is an overall great experience for old and young alike.
B & O Museum
Nov 22, 2013 by: Jane B from Rochester, Michigan, Usa
Though the cab had trouble finding it, any train aficionados should visit the round house with its engines. A special Civil War exhibit attracted lots of school children and other visitors.
Nov 20, 2013 by: LATARSHAK from BALTMORE, MD
I've visited the B&O several times throughout the year. I've always attended an event like Thomas Day out. For Thomas Day Out, we actually went on a 20 minute train ride which was exciting. You actually get to see the back side of South Baltimore. I never really toured the actual museum only bits and pieces. The trains are fascinating, but one day I hope to do a full tour. Friendly staff, lots to do, well planned events, etc. Free parking is available for certain events, but there’s always street paid parking. Always arrive 30min to an 1hr early for any event. Always have a great time
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