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

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APRIL 2014 at the B&O in Baltimore
 

Thrifty Tuesday
Tuesday, April 1
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!
All Aboard for Train Ride Season at the B&O!
Beginning Wednesday, April 2
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.
 
Toddler Time
presented by Capital One Bank
Wednesday, April 2
10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time is held at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month during the months of January, February, March, June, July, August, and September. Following are the dates it is held in the months of April, May, and October: April 2, May 21, & October 1.. Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone, and take a kiddie train ride through Choo Choo Blueville – all included with paid admission. Recommended for ages 2-5. Please note there is no Toddler Time scheduled for April 16. Please note that ride is not guaranteed with your visit and that the Museum reserves the right to cancel or change rides without notice in the event of inclement weather or equipment malfunction. All children programs begin promptly on-time.
 
Train Ride to Mount Clare Museum House
Saturdays, April 5, 12, & 19 at 1:00 p.m.
Sundays, April 6 & 13 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 $5.00 for adults, $4.00 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. 

Grand Opening of The War Came By Train - The Year of 1864
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War
Saturday, April 12
Monday-Saturday (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Sunday (11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
B&O Members Sneak Preview at 9:00 a.m.
The American Civil War was the first major conflict where railroads played a prominent role and the B&O was the major line that straddled a divided country. Between April 19, 1861 (The Baltimore Riot of 1861) and April 21, 1865 (Lincoln’s funeral train leaving Baltimore for Illinois), the B&O stood witness and participant in the greatest conflict the United States has ever faced and changed the course of American history. The War Came By Train serves as the B&O Railroad Museum’s primary attraction for the five year commemoration of the War’s sesquicentennial. The National Landmark Roundhouse will exhibit the largest assemblage of Civil War railroad equipment in the World featuring locomotives and rail cars that served during the war, significant military and personal artifacts that will change annually to portray each year of the war (some artifacts have never before been on public display), and a narrated, round trip train ride  (when offered) to the original site of Camp Carroll, the largest Union encampment in Baltimore. Exhibits of 1864 include the Battle of Monocacy, the Johnson-Gilmor Raid and blockhouses. For more information visit our blog. To purchase a B&O membership click here.

Guarding the Railroad
Saturday, April 12
12 Noon
In this program designed for children ages 6-12 learn the importance of the B&O Railroad during the early days of the Civil War. See pictures of the Thomas Viaduct that was the only link by rail to Washington, D.C. Children will be able to put on the uniform and equipment that a soldier would have used on a day to day basis. They will be able to touch and see personal equipment, leather gear, haversack, and canteens. Feel the history come alive as they explore these pieces of American history.  
 
Spring Break Story Time with Choo Choo Blue
Monday, April 14 - Thursday, April 17
11:00 a.m.
Hey kids! Spend your spring break at the B&O! Join us and the museum mascot, Choo Choo Blue, each day in Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone for a special story time. Enjoy interactive play, crafts, and much more! No reservations required - all included with paid admission.
Roundhouse Breakfast Buffet & Train Ride with the Easter Bunny
Friday, April 18 &Saturday, April 19
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 18 at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 19 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.
 
Museum CLOSED
Sunday, April 20
Museum closed in observance of the Easter holiday.

Museum CLOSED
Thursday, April 24
Museum closed to the public for the set up of the weekend event Day Out With Thomas.

Day Out With Thomas
Friday - Sunday, April 25 - 27 & May 2-4
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, 2014; 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 28
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 2014, 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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