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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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Baltimore vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
B&O Railroad Museum reviews
What an amazing facility! My wife, who is not a train person, was skeptical about going. However, once we got there and saw the amazing historical items and trains, she even came around and ended up..... more
What an amazing facility! My wife, who is not a train person, was skeptical about going. However, once we got there and saw the amazing historical items and trains, she even came around and ended up..... more »
Interesting trip through history by reading and seeing how important the railroad was in our country. The museum staff and volunteers have put so much care into preserving history. Top notch railroad.... more
Interesting trip through history by reading and seeing how important the railroad was in our country. The museum staff and volunteers have put so much care into preserving history. Top notch railroad.... more »
It was interesting with a tour guide. No coat for this. Several retired guys happy to tell you about it. I am not a train collector, but I like history and machinery. Lots of displays. Several things you can get in. Kids would really enjoy. Teenagers are 50/50. Recommend by someone that had 2 teens and they really enjoyed it. It is very close to the baseball and football stadium. Safe & free parking inside the gate. Discounts for teens, kids and seniors. Would have liked a few more videos or audio.
Highly recommended for families with small children. I took my two toddlers and they enjoyed themselves. While there were many displays that were off limits, I appreciated the inclusion of trains that we could enter and view. The small reading/train set nook for toddlers and young kids is a nice addition. There is also a small playground outside where kids can burn off energy. There's also a replica train set of the Maryland train system but it wasn't running when we visited. I was probably more disappointed than the kids, though! The 20-minute train ride wasn't the most exciting, but it's a memorable experience for the little ones. The differences between "first class" and "coach" are negligible - if you're looking to save, go with coach. In all, this is a great museum and learning experience for the entire family. It'll take about an hour to 1.5 hours to take it all in. Enjoy!
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