History buffs and train lovers won’t want to miss a visit to Baltimore’s B&O Railroad Museum, the world’s biggest museum devoted to locomotives.
There are historic trains galore at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad collection, along with artifacts, railroad buildings, railroad track and 250 examples of rolling stock.
The country’s first passenger train service rolled out of the roundhouse here in 1830, and you can learn more about the Birthplace of American Railroading on a tour of the immense complex.
Of course, train rides are an essential part of the experience, operating Wednesday to Sunday from April through December, and January weekends.
The B&O Railroad Museum is on the western edge of the city center at the end of the railway line at Mount Clare Station and Roundhouse. The museum is 10 minutes from the Inner Harbor.