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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum
Based on 339 traveler reviews
A nice surprise
Oct 22, 2014 by: louis_dore_savard from Stoke, Canada
I wasn't really expecting much from this museum, more like a short entertainment for the kids. I ended up enjoying myself a lot with so many trains, many of them you can visit, detailed descriptions and great volunteers who are often retired train drivers. A great piece of history that I knew very little about.
Huge museum includes optional train ride
Oct 19, 2014 by: bendewberry from Danville, Virginia
There is just as much to see outside the museum as inside. Part of the museum is inside an actual roundhouse. There is an old Buick displayed with railroad wheels which belonged to the railroad. For an optional fee, visitors get a short train ride in a vintage late 1940's passenger car and a visit to the restored Charles Carroll mansion!
Oct 19, 2014 by: roadwarrior96 from Ashburn, Virginia
This is a place for all ages. Should be listed as a gem. For history buffs, older folks, read about history of nearby railroads, particularly about civil war. More locomotives and diverse rail stock this we have seen anywhere. For little kids, there is a train themed playground and kid rides. Everyone should enjoy the train ride on historic first mile of track in US. Our group included ages 2 to 70 years. All of us enjoyed the day. Special event this time was steam train. There are many other special events. We bought annual pass for family and friends. Great buy an benefits.
Great History Lesson
Oct 17, 2014 by: stephroeder from Gig Harbor, Washington
We visited the museum and loved it. Outside they have rides for the children, well worth the tokens! Inside they have a dress up area, so the kiddos can dress up and tour the inside of the trains (self guided tour). We learned things we did not know about the railroads; the making of the tracks, the Civil War, transportation of passengers and about Mr. Carroll laying the first stone. A must see. My favorite was the building itself, with the turn around inside, that is still used. They also offer a train ride (check dates and times, as they vary). Simply wonderful.
All aboard for fun
Oct 16, 2014 by: Terrie K from Alameda, California
This great museum is housed inside in a firmer train round about, outside in once used train yards and in a shop where trains were once manufactured. The volunteer staff is energetic, friendly and very knowledgeable. Self guided tours are available in addition to tours of the round house and shop. In addition, for annoyingly fee, you can take a 3 mike round trip on an old train on the first part of the tracks used for public transportation. I was ready to spend sn hour or so there, and ended up spending a half day. All the trains are wonderfully restored and fun to look at or hop on.
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