901 West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21223
Phone:410-752-2490

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APRIL 2015 at the B&O in Baltimore
Choo Choo Blue's Spring Break: Rockets, Railroads, & Royalty!
Now - Friday, April 10
(Closed Easter Sunday - April 5, 2015)
The B&O Railroad Museum has so much for kids to do this spring break to keep minds engaged and active - story times with Choo Choo Blue, S.T.E.A.M. Station with LEGO building & appearances by LEGO Man, train rides for princes & princesses, inventors, and with the Easter Bunny, and for the first time ever a Golden Easter Egg Balloon Drop in the Roundhouse for a chance to win 4 tickets to Day Out With Thomas! Click here for all of the details
 
All Aboard for Train Ride Season at the B&O!
Beginning Wednesday, April 1
April - December & weekends in January
Train Schedule: Wednesday – Friday at 11:30 a.m., Saturday at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 2:30 p.m., & Sunday at 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Take a round trip ride aboard the Mile One Express along the first commercial mile of railroad track, recognized as the birthplace of American railroading. With paid admission train ride tickets are $3.00 for adults & seniors and $2.00 for children (2-12). B&O Members are free! Train rides are offered Wednesday - Sunday, April through December and weekends in January. Train ride times are Wednesday – Friday at 11:30am, Saturday at 11am, 1pm, & 2:30pm, and Sunday at 12:30pm & 2:30pm.  Please note that rides are not guaranteed with your visit and that the Museum reserves the right to change or cancel rides due to inclement weather or equipment malfunction.
Roundhouse Breakfast Buffet & Train Ride with the Easter Bunny
Friday, April 3 &Saturday, April 4
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Enjoy a breakfast buffet in the historic B&O Roundhouse! Enjoy a carousel ride and photo opportunities with the B&O Bunny. Then "All Aboard" for an exclusive train ride wit the B&O Easter Bunny. Space is limited; advance paid reservations required. To purchase tickets, contact Dana Kirn at 410-752-2462 x 221. Please note that rides are not guaranteed with your visit and that the Museum reserves the right to change for cancel rides without notice in the event of inclement weather or equipment malfunction.

Ride the Rails with the B&O Easter Bunny
Friday, April 3 at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 4 at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Hop on board the Mile One Express and take a round-trip train ride with the B&O's Easter Bunny for a special treat. Scheduled train ride times for these two days are at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 2:30 p.m. With paid admission train rides are $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for children, and free for B&O members. Children may also have professional photos taken with the B&O Bunny.

Train Ride to Mount Clare Museum House
Saturdays, April 4, 11, & 18 at 1:00 p.m.
Sundays, April 12 & 19 at 12:30 p.m.
With paid admission to the B&O Railroad Museum, you may purchase a train ride ticket to visit Mount Clare Museum House. Learn the story that connects these two great sites. Tickets for this experience are $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for  children, and free for B&O members. Please note that Mount Clare Museum House  has limited handicap accessibility and restroom facilities. Please note that rides are not guaranteed with your visit and that the Museum reserves the right to cancel or change train rides in the event of inclement weather, equipment malfunction, or special event days.
Museum CLOSED
Sunday, April 5
Museum closed in observance of the Easter holiday.
Thrifty Tuesday
Tuesday, April 7
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Visitors receive half off regular admission rates the first Tuesday of every month at the B&O Railroad Museum! All aboard for the most important American railroad collection in the world!
  
Grand Opening of The War Came By Train - The Year of 1865
Abraham Lincoln - The Final Journey to Baltimore & Lincoln's Funeral Train
Saturday, April 18 Funeral Cortege Re-enactment begins each day at 11:30am & 1:30pm
Sunday, April 19 at 11:30am
Federal City Brass Band performs 11am-1pm each day
2015 marks the final year of the Civil War sesquicentennial ending with the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and his funeral train through the heart of the Union states. The first stop on the mournful journey was the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Camden Station in Baltimore City. This weekend only see the reenactment of Lincoln's funeral with an exact replica of Lincoln's coffin, period music, and military and civilian re-enactors. A Civil War locomotive decorated as Lincoln's funeral train and special exhibits about Lincoln's funeral train and life after the War will be highlighted through the remainder of 2015. For more information and artifacts about this commemorative weekend click here. See America's largest and most important exhibit on railroads during the Civil War in the B&O's Roundhouse set in life-size dioramas that depict real life human interest stories, rare artifacts from the Smithsonian Institution, private collectors and museums, many never on public display, and a narrated seasonal train ride to the original site of Baltimore's largest Union Army encampment. Please note that funeral re-enactment may not be appropriate for young children.

"President Abraham Lincoln The Final Journey"
Portrayed by Richard Frederick "Fritz" Klein
Tuesday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m.
This one time, one performance only in Baltimore at the B&O Railroad Museum is open to the public free of charge beginning at 12 noon. Don't miss this one hour, first person interpretation program by American actor Fritz Klein as he portrays President Lincoln and his final journey, one of the National Park Service's "funeral" stops commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Funeral Train. This event may not be appropriate for young children.
 
Museum CLOSED
Thursday, April 23
Museum closed to the public for the set up of the weekend event Day Out With Thomas.

Day Out With Thomas
Friday - Sunday, April 24 - 26 & May 1-3
Friday (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Saturday (8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Sunday (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Thomas the Tank Engine returns to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore! Take a 25 minute train ride behind Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a full day of live entertainment, activities, and family fun! Tickets on-sale beginning January 16, 2015; visit www.ticketweb.com/dowt or call 1-866-468-7630. Advance purchase recommended for the train ride. Please note that everyone including B&O members will need to purchase a ticket for entrance into the museum during this six day event. Coupons, vouchers, discounts, consignment tickets, complimentary passes, membership cards, etc. are not accepted during Day Out With Thomas.
 
Museum CLOSED
Monday, April 27
Museum closed to the public for the set up of the weekend event Day Out With Thomas.
 
B&O Members receive FREE admission to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore!
During the months of April and May 2015, B&O members receive free admission to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore with the presentation of a valid B&O membership card and photo identification. Please note that Family and Family & Friends memberships will allow free admittance for 2 adults and 2 children. To become a B&O members, visit Membership.
 

 

 


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