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JANUARY 2014 at the B&O in Baltimore
Museum CLOSED
Wednesday, January 1
Museum closed in observance of New Year’s Day
 
Roads to Rails: Early Railroading Month
January 2-31
Monday - Saturday (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Sunday (11am - 4pm)
During the month of January join the B&O Railroad Museum as it celebrates the birth and development of railroading from its inception in 1827 to 1860. Learn how the B&O Railroad overcame incredible physical and technological challenges to become an early success story during America's transportation revolution and why it was widely known as "the Railroad University of the United States." Programs will highlight the role of the B&O during this transformative period and feature the Museum's one-of-a-kind collection of early 19th century locomotives.

Exclusive B&O Member Presale for Day Out With Thomas Tickets
January 2-15
Thomas the Tank Engine returns to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore Friday-Sunday, April 25-27 & May 2-4, 2014. B&O members may purchase tickets exclusively from January 2-16 before tickets go on-sale to the general public. A member code is required to purchase tickets during this time period. Visit www.ticketweb.com/dowt or call 1-866-468-7630. Advance purchase recommended. For membership inquiries contact the Membership office 410-752-2462 x 205. To purchase a B&O membership and take advantage of this offer visit Membership. Please note that everyone including B&O members will need to purchase a Day Out With Thomas ticket for admittance 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. 
 
Mile One Express Train Rides
Weekends in January
Saturdays January 4, 11, 18 & 25 at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 2:30 p.m.
Sundays, January 5, 12, 19, & 26 at 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Visitors may take the Mile One Express Train Ride on weekends during the month of January at the B&O Railroad Museum. Train ride times are on Saturday at 11am, 1pm, & 3pm and Sunday at 12:30pm or 2:30pm. With paid admission, tickets are $3.00 each for adults and seniors and $2.00 each for children ages 2-12. B&O members are free!  The Museum reserves the right to change or cancel train rides due to inclement weather or equipment malfunction and are not guaranteed with your visit.
Mile One Express Train Rides to visit Mount Clare Museum House
Weekends in January
Saturdays January 4, 11, 18 & 25 at 1:00 p.m.
Sundays, January 5, 12, 19, & 26 at 12:30 p.m.
Visitors may take the Mile One Express Train Ride on weekends during the month of January from the B&O Railroad Museum to Mount Clare Museum House. Train ride times are on Saturday at 1:00pm and Sunday at 12:30pm. With paid admission, tickets are $5.00 each for adults and seniors and $4.00 each for children ages 2-12. B&O members are free! To become a B&O member visit MembershipThe Museum reserves the right to change or cancel train rides due to inclement weather or equipment malfunction and are not guaranteed with your visit.
Historic Roundhouse Turntable Demonstrations
Saturday, January 11
Demonstrations begin at 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Ever wonder how locomotives and rail cars are moved in and out of the historic 1884 B&O Roundhouse? Watch museum staff operate the 60 foot wooden turntable to move a historic rail car.
 
Toddler Time
presented by Capital One Bank
Wednesday, January 15
10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time is held the first and third Wednesday of the month during the months of January, February, March, June, July, August, and September. Following are the dates it is held in the months of April, May, and October: April 2, May 21, & October 1. Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone, and take a ride on the indoor train carousel – all included with paid admission. Recommended for ages 2-5. Please note that there is no Toddler Time scheduled for May 2, 2012. This program begins promptly at 10:30am.
Ticket Sale for Day Out With Thomas
Beginning January 16
Thomas the Tank Engine returns to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore Friday - Sunday, April 26-28 & May 3-5, 2013. Beginning January 16, 2014 tickets go on-sale to the general public and B&O members. No purchase code required. Visit www.ticketweb.com/dowt or call 1-866-468-7630. Advance purchase recommended. Please note that everyone including B&O members will need to purchase a Day Out With Thomas ticket for admittance 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.
 
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 of train rides with paid admission at 12:00 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, tickets are FREE for B&O members, $3.00 for adults and seniors and $2.00 for children ages 2-12 with paid admission.The Museum reserves the right to change or cancel train rides due to inclement weather or equipment malfunction and are not guaranteed with your visit.
A Journey from Roads to Rails Lecture & Book Signing by Chief Curator, David Shackelford
Saturday, January 25
12 Noon
Join David Shackelford, Chief Curator of the B&O Railroad Museum and author of A Journey from Roads to Rails, as he explores the early development and intersection of the Baltimore & Frederick Turnpike and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Learn why these two major travel routes from Baltimore to the west were important to the growth of the Port of Baltimore and the surrounding region and how land-based trade and travel transitioned from the road to the railroad. Mr. Shackelford will also sign copies of his book, A Journey from Roads to Rails: The Baltimore & Frederick Turnpike, the B&O Railroad, and Ellicott Mills, Maryland: 1800-1860.

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, 1861 (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 will exhibit 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 will change annually to portray each year of the war (some artifacts have never before been on public display), and a narrated, round trip train ride (weekends in January) to the original site of Camp Carroll, the largest Union encampment in Baltimore. 

Maryland Zoo Members receive FREE admission to the B&O
January & February
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
During the months of January and February 2014, the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore members receive free entrance into the B&O Railroad Museum with the presentation of a valid Zoo membership card and photo ID. Card holders with Family memberships are allowed admittance for 2 adults and 2 children. Mile One Express train rides are offered weekends in January; tickets are $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children ages 2-12. Indoor Train Carousel rides are $2.00 per ticket. 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.

 


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