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DECEMBER 2013 at the B&O in Baltimore
Holiday Festival of Trains & Toys
December 1 - 31
Monday – Saturday (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Sunday (11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Celebrate the holiday season at Baltimore’s largest holiday display of toy and model train layouts. See a different layout each weekend. Weekend train rides and photo opportunities with Santa through December 22. Weekend train rides and photo opportunities with Frosty the Snowman through December 29. All ages enjoy indoor train carousel rides and crafts at Santa's North Pole. Children can mail letters to Santa too. Don't miss seeing the  Honorable William Donald Schaefer's toy train layout and some of his treasured holiday memorabilia. It’s a train load of fun that is an annual family holiday tradition!
Thrifty Tuesday at the B&O
Tuesday, December 3
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!
Roundhouse Breakfast Buffet & Train Ride with Santa
Saturdays, December 7 & 14
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Sundays, December 8 & 15 
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Join the B&O Railroad Museum for our annual breakfast buffet with Santa! Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast, have your photo taken while visiting Santa, enjoy the magical display of holiday model train layouts and an indoor carousel ride. Then "All Aboard" for an exclusive train ride with Santa! Advance prepaid reservations required. Advance prepaid reservations required. B&O member tickets are $26 for adults and $21 for children ages 2 and up. To purchase a B&O membership visit Membership. General admission event tickets are $34 for adults and $26 for children ages 2 and up. To purchase tickets, click here.
Holiday Story, Snack, & Train Ride with Santa
Saturdays, December 7  & 14  (2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Sundays, December 8 & 15 (2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, December 18 (10:30 a.m. - 11:30) 
Children and families enjoy a favorite holiday story with a snack of cookies, milk and hot chocolate. Then "All Aboard" the Mile One Express for an exclusive train ride with Santa! Space is limited; advance prepaid reservations required for the following dates: Saturday, December 7 & 14 and Sunday, December 8 &15 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm, and Wednesday, December 18 from 10:30am - 11:30am . Tickets on sale beginning Monday, November 4. Tickets are $14 each for B&O members ages 2 and up. To purchase a B&O membership click here. General public tickets are $20 for ages 2 and up. To purchase tickets click here.
Train Ride to Mount Clare Museum House
Saturdays, December 7, 14, 21, & 28 at 1:00 p.m.
Sundays, December 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 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 trip are $5.00 for adult , $4.00 for children, and free for B&O members. Please note that Mount Clare Museum is limited in handicap accessibility and restroom facilities.  Please note that the B&O Museum reserves the right to cancel or change train rides in the event of inclement weather, equipment malfunction, or special event days.
Extra Holiday Train Rides
Mondays, December 23 & 30
& Tuesday, December 31 
11:00am, 12 Noon, 1:00pm, 2:00pm & 3:00pm
To celebrate the holiday season the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore offers an expanded Mile One Express train ride schedule. Bring your family and friends and take a round trip train ride along the first mile of railroad track laid in America. With paid admission train rides are $3 for adults and $2 for children ages 2-12. Please note that rides are not guaranteed with your visit and that the Museum reserves the right to change or cancel rides without notice due to inclement weather or equipment malfunction.

Civil War 150th Anniversary
The War Came By Train
Now - May 30, 2015
Monday – Saturday (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Sunday (11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.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, 1981 (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 exhibits 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 change annually to portray each year of the war (some artifacts never before on public display), and a narrated round trip train ride to the original site of Camp Carroll, the largest Union encampment in Baltimore. New exhibits added for 2013 include the 150th anniversary of West Virginia's Statehood and the involvement of the B&O Railroad in its creation, design, and use of armored railroad cars, the Confederate raid against the B&O Railroad in Western Maryland known as the Jones-Imboden Raid and one of the war's largest movements of troops to the battlefront via railroad from Virginia to the Battle of Chattanooga. B&O Railroad executives worked directly with the Lincoln Administration in organizing and managing this rail movement never before attempted in such a short period of time. Significant artifacts and hand-made models, all on loan from private collections, are included in this year's edition of the exhibit and help bring human interest stories to life.

Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25
Museum closed in observance of Christmas Eve & Day.
Museum OPEN
Tuesday, December 31
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Museum is open on New Year’s Eve.


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