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 April 2021 


Day Out With Thomas is Back!

May 14 – 16 & May 21 – 23, 2021

Thomas the Tank Engine is rolling into town with the Party Train Tour. Hop on board for a real train ride with Thomas and grab your party pass to pick up favors at stops along the way. Say hello to Sir Topham Hatt, stop in the party corner for lawn game fun, have a blast in the bubble zone & check out the pop up gift shop for exclusive Thomas swag!

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Mile One Express Train Rides

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 11:30 AM

Saturdays: 11:30 AM & 1 PM

Sundays: 1 PM

Take a springtime train ride along the nation’s first mile of commercial railroad. Train ride tickets can be purchased on-site here at the Museum.

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Toddler Time

Thursday, April 1 at 10:30 AM

Thursday, April 15, 10:30 & 11:30 AM

The B&O’s award winning Toddler Time program celebrate the excitement of learning through reading and various sensory exploration activities. On Thursday, Apr. 15, Toddler Time goes on a special field trip by train to the First Mile Stable, where participants will meet the horses and officers of the Baltimore Police Mounted Unit, and enjoy a story time followed by a song & dance. Register for Toddler Time at First Mile Stable here!
April 1: Easter Engines By Rev. W. Awdry
April 15: Police Officers on Patrol by Kersten Hamilton

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Spring Break STEAM Series

April 5 – 9

The B&O is offering daily tours, programs, and workshops designed to promote continued learning and engagement for students on spring break. To see full schedule for the week and register for workshops, click here.


Easter Bunny Egg Hunts & Train Rides

Friday, April 2 (Sensory Friendly) & Saturday, April 3, 9 – 10:30 AM

Join us for an egg hunt with the Easter Bunny in the B&O’s spacious Roundhouse, followed by a train ride on the Mile One Express! Our Sensory Friendly Easter Egg Hunt on Fri, Apr. 2 will offer a more accessible experience for visitors with sensory processing differences, including modified lights & sounds, sensory kits available, and more staff on-hand.

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OPEN Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 4

We’re open Easter Sunday! After you’ve enjoyed your holiday festivities, head over to the B&O to visit with the Easter Bunny in our spacious Roundhouse, take a pleasant afternoon train ride at 1 PM, and explore the birthplace of American railroading!


Turntable Demonstration

Thursday, April 8, 12 Noon

As part of the Spring Break STEAM Series, we’re holding a turntable demonstration! See the Museum’s massive Roundhouse turntable in action as a locomotive or rail car is rotated by the power of just one person. Included with admission.


Four County Society of Model Engineers – Model Railroad Layout

April 9 – April 18

The renowned Four County Society of Model Engineers brings their award-winning HO Scale modular model railroad layout to the B&O Railroad Museum, where it will remain on-display to the public until Apr. 18!


Extended Museum Hours & Evening Train Ride

Saturday, April 10, 10 AM – 8 PM

The Museum is offering extended hours on Sat, Apr. 10! After a full day exploring the birthplace of American railroading, climb aboard the Mile One Express for a 6 PM evening train ride along the nation’s first mile of commercial railroad.


The War Came by Train: Civil War Tour

Monday, April 12, 2 PM

Mon, Apr. 12 marks the 160th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. In honor of this historic date, take our The War Came by Train: Civil War Tour, to learn about the role on trains in the Civil War – the first conflict in history in which trains were used in warfare.


$10 Admission Day

Wednesday, April 21

Visit the birthplace of American railroading on a budget! On Wed, Apr. 21, all visitors will receive Museum admission for just $10 per person.


Fueling America’s Railroads Junior Tour

April 22 at 3 PM & April 26 at 11 AM

Kids can take our Fueling America’s Railroads tour to learn about the history and environmental impacts of different types of fuel on the railroad.


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