Learn About Transportation in America at the B & O Railroad Museum

A trip to the B & O Railroad Museum is an outing the whole family can enjoy, thanks to its range of programming and special events aimed at everyone from young children to seasoned railroad history buffs.

If you’re looking for some kid-friendly fun in Baltimore, consider visiting the museum for one of its “Day Out With Thomas” events, which feature rides on Thomas the Tank Engine and plenty of crafts and other activities for the little ones to enjoy. If you’ll be visiting with a group of adults, consider timing your trip to coincide with one of the museum’s popular roundhouse turntable demonstrations and discover how 19th century engineers maneuvered heavy locomotives and rail cars within the rail yards. You’ll also find exhibits exploring the role railroads played during the Civil War, as well as the nation’s largest collection of historic rail cars. You can even climb aboard to take a 20-minute ride on the first mile of train track to be laid in America.