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Toddler Time
Thursdays, August 1
10:30 am
Children to listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone, and enjoy a ride on our one-of-a-kind Train Carousel– all included with paid admission. Free for B&O Members. 
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New Temporary Exhibit: Protecting the Line
August - September
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm
Sunday, 11am - 4pm
The B&O Railroad established the first railroad police unit in 1847. The legacy of this unit lives on through the modern-day CSX police. This exhibit highlights railroad police history and provides a peek into the Museum's future with the opening of the First Mile Stables, a new home for Baltimore City's Mounted Police Unit.

 

Sensory Friendly Day
Sunday, August 18
10am-4pm

The B&O offers Sensory Friendly Days for children and guests with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences. The Museum opens one hour earlier at 10am on this day to accommodate our special guests and their families. Staff will modify museum lights and sounds and post extra signs to give guests a more accessible experience. Additional volunteers and staff will be available to support visitors throughout their stay. Come and enjoy smaller crowds, specialized activities, less sound and light stimuli, and a special quiet room. Event is free with general admission. To RSVP and receive specialized sensory story, contact Rebecca Funk
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Summer Reading Challenge
Now - August 19
A magical experience that will take you on a trip and teach you new things about people and places! Participate in the “I've Been Readin' on the Railroad” Summer Reading Program at the B&O Railroad Museum and earn a free book and a chance to win an engineer's outfit. It's easy and the trip down the tracks will be fun. Let the magic of reading and the railroad take you on a special journey. Pick up a reading journal at the B&O Railroad Museum and browse the children's railroad books and begin your journey! Read 10 railroad-related books, complete your journal, and return it to either Museum by August 19, 2019 for your free book and a chance to win an engineer's outfit!
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Railroad Yard Sale
Saturday & Sunday, August 24 & 25
11am - 3pm

The ultimate collector's adventure! For one weekend only visit the B&O Railroad Museum for its Railroad Yard Sale. Dig through an incredible selection of interesting and decorative train-themed flea market items gathered from the Museum's storage and warehouse areas - all for sale at great prices. Included in this sale will be one-of-a-kind large format historic photographs and graphics, used railroad and history books, videos, duplicate document and paper items, limited edition prints, postal items, signs, model trains, track and much more. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire something truly unique for your collection, to decorate your home and hobby room, or hard-to-find items for your bookshelf. Once these items are sold, they're gone forever! Please note that items offered in this sale are not part of the B&O Railroad Museum's accessioned collection and all proceeds benefit the Museum's restoration efforts. All sales are final.

End of Summer Family Celebration
August 26 - 31
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm
Sunday, 11am - 4pm

Celebrate summer's end at the B&O Railroad Museum for a family celebration that is sure to please. More details to come - please check back.

Blue Star Museums
Now through Labor Day
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm & Sunday, 11am - 4pm
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America. The B&O Railroad Museum is proud to partner with Blue Star Museums and offer active military personnel and up to five family members free admission to the museum from Monday, May 27 through Monday, September 2, 2019 with the presentation of a Geneva Convention common access card, a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID,

 


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