You’re never too old to ride the rails. To help you discover (and explore) a few awesome engines, we tracked down the best train museums from coast to coast. Whether you’re a big buff or a little buff, these historic sites, antique collections, and interactive exhibits will keep you clickety-clacking down the track. Flip through the album to see them all.

B&O Railroad Museum – Baltimore, Md

There’s something for everyone at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. The tot lot will want to visit Choo Choo Blueville—the home of the museum’s mascot, Choo Choo, while mom and dad will enjoy “The War Came by Train” exhibit. Here, replica trains bring to life the last voyage of Abraham Lincoln on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

Insider Tip: Look for the waving blue train symbol throughout the museum. That’s where you’ll find the kid-friendly activities.


photo: B & O Railroad via Facebook

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— Allison Sutcliffe