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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum

America's Railroad Museum

three stars

86.35

901 West Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21223
tel: (410) 752-2490   Web Site
EIN: 52-1535426

Board Leadership
Francis X. Smyth
Chairman

CEO
Courtney B. Wilson
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.35 three stars
  Financial 86.71 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum works to preserve the physical legacy and experience of American railroading; interpret and present its history to the widest possible audience; and develop programs which broaden and deepen public appreciation of the past, present and future significance of the railroad industry in the development of American life. Opened in 1953 as the Baltimore & Ohio Transportation Museum, the Museum is home to the oldest, most comprehensive American railroad collection in the world. The Museum's 40-acre historic site, its unrivalled collections and magnificent buildings combined with innovative education and public programming have earned it the sobriquet America's railroad museum.

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum works to preserve the physical legacy and experience of American railroading; interpret and present its history to the widest possible audience; and develop programs which broaden and deepen public appreciation of the past, present and future significance of the railroad industry in the development of American life. Opened in 1953 as the Baltimore & Ohio Transportation Museum, the Museum is home to the oldest, most comprehensive American railroad collection in the world. The Museum's 40-acre historic site, its unrivalled collections and magnificent buildings combined with innovative education and public programming have earned it the sobriquet America's railroad museum.

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Financial

three stars

86.71

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
80.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.29
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.28
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum (MD) 86.35 three stars
AACA Museum (PA) 91.07 four stars
The Mariners' Museum (VA) 93.91 four stars
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (FL) 96.46 four stars
Muhammad Ali Center (KY) 89.16 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,019,753
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $217,158
   Fundraising Events $243,854
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $110,161
Total Contributions $1,590,926
   Program Service Revenue $1,721,119
Total Primary Revenue $3,312,045
   Other Revenue $1,164,782
TOTAL REVENUE $4,476,827
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,848,157
   Administrative Expenses $343,057
   Fundraising Expenses $529,058
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,720,272
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-243,445
   
Net Assets $24,080,209

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Museum Operations $3,848,157 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 06/01/2018 86.35 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 88.44 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 89.24 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 05/01/2015 88.18 three stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 89.61 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2012 85.18 three stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 85.97 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 84.99 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 76.59 two stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 73.09 two stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 75.56 two stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 85.46 three stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 92.93 four stars
2003-12 08/01/2005 93.00 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-1535426
Name in IRS Master File B & O RAILROAD MUSEUM
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2014

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$241,009 5.10% Courtney B. Wilson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum (MD) 86.35 three stars
Museum of Photographic Arts (CA) 91.45 four stars
The Mariners' Museum (VA) 93.91 four stars
Muhammad Ali Center (KY) 89.16 three stars
Racine Art Museum (WI) 85.37 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum
901 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21223
tel: (410) 752-2490
EIN: 52-1535426

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Board Leadership

Francis X. Smyth
Chairman

CEO

Courtney B. Wilson
Executive Director

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