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 FEBRUARY 2021 


 

Black History Month
We're celebrating Black History Month with special tours and more! Last month, we debuted our African American Oral History Project - One Year Later video, both here at the Museum and online. As you visit throughout February, this poignant collection of stories related to the experience of African Americans on the railroad will be playing in the Roundhouse. To learn more about the project and see the video now, click here. And, don't miss out on our "From Slavery to Civil Rights" Tour, as well as our kid-friendly version of the very same. See tour schedule below. 

 

B&O No. 51 Restoration Debut

Beginning Feb. 1
After five years of hard work, the cosmetic restoration of the first streamlined diesel-electric locomotive is complete, and throughout the month of February, you can see this historic locomotive on-display in the Roundhouse! Plus, join in our No. 51 Restoration Tours and Kids No. 51 Restoration Tours to delve deeper into the process of restoring this remarkable piece of railroad history. See full tour schedule below.

 

B&O No. 51 Restoration Tour
Feb. 2, 12, 18, 23, 2 PM

Feb. 27, 2:30 PM
The first streamlined diesel-electric locomotive is newly restored and ready to be shown off for all to see. Join our restoration team on a tour of the newly restored No. 51 to discover the struggles and triumphs of restoring this historic locomotive! 
 

Kids' B&O No. 51 Restoration Tour

Fri, Feb. 5  & 26, 11 AM

Mon, Feb. 15, 2 PM
Enrich your little engineers' understanding of the restoration process and experience some of the tasks involved during this special kid-friendly tour of the newly restored No. 51! 

 

From Slavery to Civil Rights Tour

Wed, Feb. 10, 1 PM

Kid-Friendly Tour: Wed, Feb. 24, 1 PM
We're honoring African American History Month with our "From Slavery to Civil Rights" tour. Discover the rich and enduring legacy of African American railroaders, from the dark days of slavery and the Civil War, through segregation, and into the Civil Rights movement. The kid-friendly version of our "From Slavery to Civil Rights" tour is designed to engage kids' in their understanding of the history of African Americans on the railroad, and includes an activity to reflect on what they have learned. Included with admission.

 

All Adored! A Valentine's Evening at the B&O
Sat, Feb. 13, 6- 8:30 PM
Whether you’re looking for a special night out with your valentine or a sweet Saturday soiree with friends, the B&O Railroad Museum is the place to be this Valentine’s eve! On Saturday, Feb. 13 from 6-8:30 PM, enjoy refreshing wine & beer available for purchase in our spacious Roundhouse, learn to make “The Roundhouse” cocktail with mixologist Michael Cavanagh, and climb aboard The Cupid Car for a special evening train ride, including a game of “Did you know?” that will keep you and your partner or friends laughing all night long. Everyone will leave with gift-bagged wine and a chocolate-covered strawberry to keep the Valentine’s weekend rolling at home! Learn more and get your tickets here!

 

Presidents' Day Weekend - Presidential Passages Tour

Sat, Feb. 13, 1 PM

Mon, Feb. 15, 11 AM
Journey through the Museum to discover and learn about locomotives and train cars with presidential connections! From the American Civil War to World Wars I and II, B&O presidents like John Work Garrett and Daniel Willard faced many challenges to keep the railroad on the right track. Several U.S. Presidents traveled via B&O rail lines and some even had powerful locomotives named in their honor, such as the B&O #5300 “President Washington.” Included with admission.

 

Valentine's Day Train Ride

Sun, Feb. 14, 1 PM

Take a sweet Valentine's Day afternoon train ride along the nation's first mile of commercial railroad. Train ride tickets sold separately on-site. Adults - $3, Kids - $2, B&O Members - FREE

 

Kids' Presidential Passages Tour

Sun, Feb. 14, 2 PM

This kid-friendly version offers a fun activity designed just for the little engineers. Included with admission.

 

B&O Valentine's Day Kids' Craft
Sun, Feb. 14, 11 AM-1 PM
For visiting families to show their love for each other – and the B&O! Craft tables will be set up in the Roundhouse with a B&O themed valentine-making craft for children to enjoy. On the valentines, kids can color, write notes to loved ones, and use a model train car and crayon to create a unique train rubbing on the back of each valentine. Each guest will be given upon admission to the museum a small paper heart they can use to show their love for the museum by writing in which locomotive is their favorite. Before ending their visit, they can add their heart to a B&O Valentine’s Day “mural” of hearts created on the wall in Junior Junction. Included with admission.

 

Roundhouse Roof Collapse Anniversary Tour
Wed, Feb. 17, 11 AM & 2 PM
Learn about the effects of the 2003 Roundhouse roof collapse and the incredible story of the Museum's recovery! Included with admission.

 

Kids' Streamliner Activity

Thu, Feb. 18, 11:30 AM-3:30 PM

Sat, Feb. 27, 11 AM-1 PM
To celebrate the arrival of the B&O No. 51, kids will have the opportunity to learn about the history of train engineering with this hands-on STEAM activity. Participants will use paper airplanes, which represent three types of early locomotive design, to explore why some models fly faster than others. Included with admission.

 

Turntable Demonstration

Sun, Feb. 21, 1:30 PM
See the engineering marvel that is the B&O's Roundhouse turntable in action as a locomotive is rotated by the power of just one person! Included with admission.

 

B&O Birthday Bash

Sat, Feb. 27, 11 AM-3:30 PM
It's the birthday of the B&O Railroad, and you're invited to the party! To celebrate, we're having a balloon drop with the chance to win special prizes, and much more. Included with admission. Learn more.

 


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