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Baltimore & Ohio
Railroad Museum

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If you’re a train aficionado—or have a kid who’s all about the choo-choo—get yourself on track to visit the B&O Museum, which has the largest collection of 19th century locomotives in the country. The collection is housed in the original, eye-catching roundhouse built in 1884. The museum collects artifacts related to early American railroading, Baltimore & Ohio (America’s first commercial railroad), Chesapeake & Ohio, Western Maryland, and other Mid-Atlantic rail systems. See, touch, and explore all kinds of items and hop on the Mile One Express, a 20-minute roundtrip train ride along the first commercial mile of railroad track, laid in 1830.

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Set on the 40-acre site of the original Mount Clare Shops, the oldest railroad manufacturing complex in the United States and a national historic landmark, the museum is considered the birthplace of American railroading.


Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.–4 p.m.


Adults $20
Seniors $17
Children (2-12) $12
Add $10 per ticket for a two-day pass.
Members Free


What It's Like

Peruse thousands of small artifacts like tools, exquisite timepieces, fine art, uniforms, furniture, and personal memorabilia for a unique glimpse of train life. Both adult collectors and Thomas & Friends fans will love the museum’s extensive collection of scale models and toy trains.

Don't Miss

Check out the museum’s Civil War exhibit, which includes the largest assemblage of Civil War railroad equipment in the world, including eight locomotives and cars, video presentations, and life-size dioramas. If you’re visiting with toddlers, don’t miss the story and activity times from January through October, on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 10:30 a.m.