B & O Railroad

B & O Railroad

BO Museum  Copyright Ken Stanek Photography Credit VISIT BALTIMORE

BO Museum Copyright Ken Stanek Photography Credit VISIT BALTIMORE

This railroad museum is located at the site of the oldest American railroad station. The B&O Railroad Museum has an operating replica of the first locomotive, The Tom Thumb, and also features many other pieces of American railroad history.

Originally named the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the B&O helped shape the early industrial foundation of the United States. The museum which stands as a tribute to this illustrious line is home to the single largest collection of 19th-century locomotives in the world as well as a highly significant collection of railroad antiquities. Located in the old Mont Clare Station, the oldest railroad manufacturing complex in the country, the B&O Railroad Museum is a fabulous spot to stop and tour with your student group.

Students young and old will have a blast touring the massive, antique locomotives. The museum is a three-time winner of Nickelodeon's Parent's Picks Awards for Best Museum for Little Kids, Best Indoor Playspace for Little Kids, and Best Indoor Playspace for Big Kids. Throughout the historic landmark, your students can climb on a wooden replica, explore the giant collection of locomotives and rolling stock, discover the past through historic small objects and artifacts, and hear thrilling tales from the tour guides. Let the trains tell you histories of an America built by industry, steam, and coal and find yourselves wandering into the bygone days of the 19th century!