Holiday Story, Snack, & Train Ride with Santa
Saturdays, December 6 & 13 (1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
Sundays, December 7 & 14 (1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, December 17 (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 1:30pm to 2:30pm, and Wednesday, December 17 from 10:30am - 11:30am . Tickets on sale beginning Monday, November 3.
Train Rides to Mount Clare Museum House
Colonial Christmas Open House
Saturdays, December 6,
11am, 12 Noon, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm
Experience the holidays of years past at Mount Clare Museum House's annual winter celebration. Special programs include live musical performances by the Monumental City Ancient Fife and Drum Corps. Purchase your fresh cut greens in the forecourt for holiday decorating. Looking for the perfect gift? The museum gift shop is filled with holiday merchandise to satisfy your holiday shopping list. Fun for the whole family! $5 per person.
B&O Train Ride to visit Mount Clare Museum House
Saturdays, December 13, 20, & 27 at 1:00pm
Sundays, December 7,14, 21, & 28 at 12:30pm
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 for adults, $4 for children, and free for B&O Members. 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.
Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25
Museum closed in observance of Christmas Eve & Day.
Special Day for Holiday Train Rides
Monday, December 29 & Tuesday, December 30
11am, 12 Noon, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm
To celebrate the holiday season the B&O Railroad Museum offers expanded Mile One Express train rides on Monday, December 29 and Tuesday, December 30. Bring your family and friends and take a round-trip along the first commercial mile of track laid in America, recognized as the birthplace of American railroading. With paid admission, train rides are an additional $3 for adults, $2 for children, and free for B&O members.
Tuesday, December 31
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Museum is open on New Year’s Eve.
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.