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The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum (B&0) is a U.S. National Historic Landmark that opened on July 4, 1953. It is located inside the old Mount Clare Train Station and the adjacent roundhouse. The museum offers the opportunity to explore the magic and adventure of railroading in America. B&O has the largest collection of 19th-century locomotives in the United States and houses the greatest number of railroad treasures in the world.
So many people have a passion for the B&O Railroad that the B&O TV Network was created. The series is featured on YouTube and stars actor Michael Gross. Each episode spotlights a moment in American train history. An example of one of the shows is shared below.
During their visit, guests have the opportunity to take a ride on the Mile One Express railway. Recognized as the birthplace of American railroading, this mile of railroad track was the first commercial railroad track laid in the United States. After the railway route was established, passengers boarded the very first commercial train ride on May 22, 1830. This was a significant day in American history and drastically changed how people viewed transportation. The roundtrip ride is 20 minutes long and requires an additional ticket purchase. Please check the website for details as this unique opportunity runs on specific days at certain times.
The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is an admission fee to visit the B&O Railroad Museum. There is free parking located on-site.
Cover image by B&O Railroad Museum via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0).