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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum
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Spend a Day
Nov 20, 2014 by: maurren from Alnwick, United Kingdom
We spent the whole day - just so much to see - all the volunteers were very helpful and knowledgeable. Just one point they are missing a trick a good coffee shop would be an advantage - how about using one of the trains - think Orient Express! Just a wonderful building full of so much industrial history Thank you all
Outstanding Railroad History Here
Nov 11, 2014 by: John A from Chicago, Illinois
I was raised in a railroading family and during my youth trains were the mode of travel. The B and O museum has rolling stock dating to the Civil War and forward with terrific exhibits. There are at least 20 various locomotives in the roundhouse and more in the replicated shops. Several cars of the old and famous Capitol Limited are on display and are being restored. All in all it was a great experience. I would go again.
If you like Trains, then you should stop here
Nov 09, 2014 by: TryppAdams from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Even if you don't enter the museum, you can park in the lot and see several examples of railroad history, but you really do owe it to yourself to take the tour and go inside. I arrived a little early and beat the crowds but perhaps part of the experience here is seeing all of the excitement of kids faces. Great stop, and great piece of Baltimore history.
Why did we not know about this?
Nov 09, 2014 by: brownsherie from Canton OH
Our son has lived in Baltimore for eight years, and we're always on the lookout for things to do when we visit him and his GF. This time we were traveling with our other son and his fiancée, so we were trying to find things to interest six different tastes. None of us are serious train buffs, but we like history. It was the Civil War marketing that caught our eye. As another reviewer said, we didn't expect much and wow, were we wrong. We needed a lot more than the 2 hours we allotted, but still got our money's worth. We paid the extra $10 to ride the train, which was a half hour trip and not really all that exciting. Our total cost for six adults was $126 and worth every penny. We have visited a lot of museums, and give the B&O high marks for quality and interactive exhibits and having something for everyone. I would recommend it highly.
Nov 04, 2014 by: Butterfly33317 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
We enjoyed seeing the old train engines and most of all the working model railways. It is very children friendly. Be sure to catch the tour to get all the great history. They have a fairly nice gift shop.
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