Baltimore And Ohio Railroad MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: 901 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4107522490
- Ticket Price: 18 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Exhibition , Specialty Museums
This museum is one of the best railroad museums in the world. It has the largest and most excellent collection of historic railroad equipments of the 19th century in the US. The railroad museum covers a huge area enclosing all of the Mount Clare station, the adjacent roundhouse and also the Mount Clare Shops where there is situated the museum gift shop at present.
The museum was known as The Baltimore and Ohio Transportation Museum when it was first opened in the year 1953. Apart from just boasting of a fantastic collection of locomotives of the 19th and 20th centuries, they also have conserved mechanical parts and instruments related to railways and coaches. The Mount Clare area is said to be the birthplace of America’s Railroad culture and thus the museum was designated to the position of a National Historic Landmark.
The Ellicott City Station is also a part of this museum. This is the oldest station of the country. Here you will see models of very old passenger engines and coaches. There are also replicas of locomotives used during the wars of the past. Altogether this is one place that is worth a visit by each one who visits the city.
- Give a final check on the hours and admission charges immediately before your visit.
- Do not bring any food or drinks inside the museum as they will not be allowed.
- There is a very good gift shop inside the museum campus. You can shop for small gifts and souvenirs from here.
- USD 16 for 60 years and above.
- USD 12 for 2-12 years.
- Other combo tickets are also available in the counter.
- The museum gates open at 11:00 AM on Sundays.
- The last entry is allowed 1 and a half hour before closing time.
- Bus number 035 till West Pratt Street.
- Patrick’s of Pratt Street
- Brio Tuscan Grille
- Lithuanian Hall Association Inc.
- The Cheesecake Factory
- Zella’s Pizzeria
- Camden Pub
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34.1% of people who visit Baltimore include Baltimore And Ohio Railroad Museum in their plan
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69.7% of people start their Baltimore And Ohio Railroad Museum visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Baltimore And Ohio Railroad Museum
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Great museum. Conveniently located in Baltimore, about ten minutes from downtown, with free on-site parking. The centerpiece of the museum is the historic roundhouse with beautifully restored steam locomotives and various rail cars. A number of kid-friendly exhibits, plenty of space to walk around. There are more rail cars you can walk through outside, including one with a massive HO-scale model setup, and there is a separate building that lets you sit in the cans of some of the largest steam locomotives ever built. The train excursion is great, but definitely not a necessity--plenty to do otherwise.
We all love this place. Large engines in your face, under a covered restored period roundhouse. Interesting chronology from early days of rail through the golden age of steam. The workshop has some beautiful streamlined engines and coaches that harken back to the golden age of rail. Very knowledgeable staff are always willing to help with questions, no matter how inane I may have. We've been annual members for the last 4 years in a row and plan on continuing. I've always enjoyed the historical perspective of how the railway shaped and was shaped by events of the time.
The B&O Railroad Museum is awesome. It's fun and interactive. They have things to do and see for all ages. The train ride was awesome as well. The staff is great, they're friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this place. I'm not sure if there is a place to eat inside, but I do know there are snacks and beverages served on the train, a gift shop, and a good amount of bathrooms as well.
A little expensive at $20 a head but a little boys dream come true. Having a 3 year old really brought the magic of a train station to life for him. My son walked in an was speechless. It was perfect for the 15 degree weekend we had. They offered free admission for the furloughed employees which I thought was very nice indeed. They have plenty of onsite parking which I was surprised of since it was in downtown Baltimore. I was also surprised at how much history was available around the B&O rail road as well as the information for kids and adults alike. There was plenty to keep all ages entertained and even 4 or 5 wooden train tables set up in a kids area where the kids could play with Thomas the train sets. Needless to say, if you need something to do this is definitely a must if you have a toddler into trains. Worth every penny for sure. It was beautiful!
The B&O is a beautiful museum with lots of great history. Elementary kids take field trips here and do some hands on activities. Might not be the most exciting museum for your young children on your own. The science center and aquarium will hold their attention more strongly.