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 JANUARY 2020

 

Museum CLOSED
Tuesday, January 1
Museum closed in observance of New Year's Day.

 

Lines of Sight: Signs and Signals of the Railroad
Temporary Exhibit
 January 2 - March 15
An artful display of historic railroad signs and signals from across the ages and world. This unique temporary exhibit showcases a vast global collection of rarely seen antique railroad signs. Includes fun interactivity mini stage and tablet screen welcoming visitors of all ages to be the conductor and learn how to use flag signals for trains. Included with Admission.
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Mile One Express Train Rides
Weekends in January
Saturdays, January 4, 11, 18 & 25 at 11:30 AM & 1PM
Sundays, January 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 1 PM
Visitors may take the Mile One Express Train Ride at the B&O Railroad Museum weekends in January. With paid admission, First Class train ride tickets are $10 adults, $6 children (ages 2 – 12), and $4 B&O Members; Coach Class train ride tickets are $3 adults, $2 children (ages 2 – 12), and free for B&O members. Train ride times are Saturday at 11:30 AM & 1 PM and Sunday at 1 PM. 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 malfunctions.

 

 Day Out With Thomas™ 2020 Early Access Tickets for B&O Members
B&O Members: Tickets On-Sale January 15–31
General Public: Tickets On-Sale Feb. 1
Thomas the Tank Engine returns to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore April 24-26 & May 1-3, 2020! Take a 25-minute train ride behind Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a day full of live entertainment, activities, and family fun!  B&O Members receive exclusive savings of up to 18% and early access to Thomas tickets beginning January 15. Please note that everyone, including B&O members, will need to purchase a ticket for entrance into the museum during this six day event. Coupons, vouchers, discounts, consignment tickets, complimentary passes, membership cards, etc. are not accepted during Day Out With Thomas™ event days.
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Toddler Time
Thursday, January 16
10:30 AM
Ages: 18 months-3 years
2020 Toddler Time season begins with a festive story about the childhood excitement of snow days! Children listen to a railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime in the kids zone, and take a ride on the indoor train carousel – all included with admission. Free for Members
Story: The Night Before the Snow Day by Natasha Wing
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Weekend Spotlight on Civil Rights and the B&O
Saturday - Monday, January 18-20
10:30 AMof Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the B&O is dedicating the entire holiday weekend to the story of civil rights and the railroad. From slavery to the civil rights era and beyond, African Americans and the railroad share a deeply interconnected history. On this special weekend, we wish to share that history with you.  

 

B&O History: From Slavery to Civil Rights Tour
Saturday, January 18 - 10:30 AM & 2:30 PM
Sunday, January 19 - 2 PM
Monday, January 20 - 1 PM
A special tour which highlights the history of African Americans on the B&O Railroad and includes the rare opportunity to enter a Pullman sleeper car. Included with admission.

 

Bridge to Freedom Kids Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, January 18 & 19 – 12 PM
Monday, January 20 – 11 AM & 2 PM
School Grades: 2nd - 7th
Young students of history will construct their own bridges as they learn about the role African American bridge-builders and railroad workers played in securing the Union's victory in the Civil War. Free for B&O members and $6 for non-members. Recommended for students in grades 2-7. Space is limited. Advance registration is required and registration closes January 16. $6 plus admission, members free. Sign up here!

 

Union Baptist Church Choir Performance
Sunday, January 19
1:30 PM
Baltimore’s Union Baptist Church has an extremely rich history in the civil rights movement, starting in 1892 with its withdrawal from the Maryland Baptist Union Association because of its discrimination. We're honored to host the Union Baptist Church choir for an unforgettable live performance in celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Included with Admission.

 

Special Day for Train Rides at the B&O
Monday, January 20
12 Noon
In observance of Martin Luther King Day, the B&O offers a special day with a train ride at 12 noon. Plan to bring your family and friends for a round trip ride along the first commercial mile of railroad track laid in America, recognized as the birthplace of American railroading. With paid admission, First Class tickets are $10 adults, $6 children (ages 2 – 12), $4 B&O members; Coach Class tickets are $3 adults, $2 for children (ages 2 – 12) 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 malfunctions.

 

Museum Opens at 11 AM, Train Ride at 12 PM on Saturday, January 25


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