Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Baltimore

4.5
#22 of 37 in Museums in Baltimore
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 March through December and Noon to 5 P.M. Saturdays, 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 a 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.
Put Baltimore Streetcar Museum and other Baltimore attractions into our Baltimore trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
Source
Create an itinerary including Baltimore Streetcar Museum
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Baltimore Streetcar Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
52 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • We stopped here because we were nearby and TripAdvisor had high recommendations for the museum. Definitely a place for railroad or streetcar fans. They have recovered and meticulously restored cars th...  more »
  • For those who remember this mode of transit you'll like it here. It might even get you to recall the trips you made on a streetcar during your youth  more »
Google
  • My little boy got ride a 1930s Street Car and he was in Heaven! The tour guide was full of cool history not the boring-memorized history. And to top it all off, it's non-profit volunteer based organization. They were a group of very likeable guys.
  • Great to be able to step back in time. The motorman tour guides were very knowledgeable about the streetcars we were riding in.

Plan your trip to Baltimore

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Baltimore

View all >
3.4
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Baltimore

Hidden gems in Baltimore

4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h

Museums in Baltimore

View all >
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h

Historic Sites in Baltimore

4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Baltimore

4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min