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B&O Railroad Station Museum
Based on 43 traveler reviews
Wow! Even if you don't love trains you need to see this place
Mar 31, 2014 by: MNwanderers from Minneapolis
This amazing place completely exceeded our expectations. Model trains, railroad history, full size trains, amazing architecture and history. We were there a little over 2 hours and learned a lot. I would love to bring my younger nieces and nephews back some day. There is a lot here for the younger children as well.
This is a great place for kids
Mar 08, 2014 by: Mike_Annapolis from Annapolis, Maryland
This is a great place for kids. My kids had a great time there when they were 4-6 years old. The historic Ellicott City is interesting. We enjoyed walking along the street.
Wonderful museum, fantastic volunteers!
Mar 05, 2014 by: valburgess from Uniontown, Pennsylvania
We really enjoyed our trip to the B&O Railroad Museum. The museum is set up so well. Though we didn't have children with us, I was so impressed to see an attractive play area for children, with comfy rockers for tired parents. What a nice family-friendly touch. There is a lot to see and the trains are just beautifully restored, and the information on them provided is interesting and helpful. When one of the volunteers found out that it was our first time there, he gave us pretty much our own private tour of the roundhouse. He was very interesting and seemed very happy to share his great knowledge. The facility is so well done. Thank you for an enjoyable morning!
Mar 04, 2014 by: Sam D from Ellicott City, Maryland
A must visit if you like trains. Required for grandfathers and boys under 8. A unique museum in the US, nothing else like it. The whole history of the railroad laid out before you.
Good, but much better for train aficionados
Jan 31, 2014 by: GNRMatt from Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
The B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore offers visitors a unique view into the history of trains and railroads in America. The museum is set up in a circular building and the spaces are designed to walk you through the history of train travel from horse and carriage, to the steam powered engines. As you walk around the museum, there are a few of the trains that you can enter that will give you more details about the interiors of the locomotives. And, around the walls of the museum and at a few stations (no pun intended!) there are kid fun stations that are train related. In addition, a top notch model railroad is set up for display and is running inside of an actual train car! For a few extra bucks, you can also take a ride on one of these trains (Although we decided to skip that). We spent about an hour in this museum (without riding the train), so plan on at least an hour or more here. If someone in your traveling party is a fan of trains, make this a must-visit stop on your trip to Baltimore.
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