JULY 2015 at the B&O in Baltimore
Patriotic Train Rides and Flag Crafts
Wednesday & Thursday, July 1 & 2
Railroading began on July 4th in America! Come and take a patriotic train ride aboard the Mile One Express that travels along the first commercial mile of railroad track laid in America. Young railroad lovers will enjoy story time and learn to make a patriotic craft of our Nation's red, white, & blue flag. Remember to bring your own t-shirt to decorate!
Wednesday, July 1 & 15
Toddler Time is held at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month during the months of January, February, March, June, July, August, and September. Following are the dates it is held only once a month in 2015: April 15, May 20, & August 5. Halloween Toddler Time & Costume Parade is held October 28. Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone, and take a kiddie train ride through Choo Choo Blueville – all included with paid admission. Recommended for ages 2-5. Please note that ride is not guaranteed with your visit and that the Museum reserves the right to change or cancel ride in the event of inclement weather of equipment malfunction. All children programs begin promptly on-time.
Saturday, July 4
Museum closed in observance of Independence Day.
Tuesday, July 7
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!
B&O Train Ride to visit Mount Clare Museum House
Saturdays, July 11, 18, & 25 at 1:00 p.m.
Sundays, July 5, 12, 19, & 26 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 $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for children, and free for B&O members. Please note that Mount Clare Museum House has limited handicap accessibility and restroom facilities. Please note that train rides are not guaranteed with your visit and that the Museum reserves the right to cancel or change rides in the event of inclement weather, equipment malfunction, or special event days.
Guided Tour of The War Came By Train
Saturday, July 11
Join a senior docent for a guided tour the landmark exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, The War Came By Train. Learn about the role of the B&O Railroad during the War, see the largest collection of Civil War locomotives and rolling stock in the world, and hear stories about actual people who worked for the railroad during this critical time in American history.
Saturday, July 25
Learn the importance of the B&O Railroad during the early days of the Civil War. See pictures of the Thomas Viaduct that was the only link by rail to Washington, D.C. This program, designed for children ages 6-12, allow them to try on the uniform and equipment that a soldier would have used on a day to day basis. They also may touch and see personal equipment, leather gear, haversack, and canteens.
Wednesday & Thursday, July 29 & 30
The B&O Railroad Museum is closed on Wednesday & Thursday, July 29 & 30 for the event set up of Chuggington A Traintastic Adventure this weekend, Friday, July 31 - Sunday, August 2.
CHUGGINGTON A Traintastic Adventure
Friday, July 31 (10am - 4pm)
Saturday, August 1 (8:30am - 4pm)
Sunday, August 2 (8:30am-4pm)
For the first time ever, Chuggington A Traintastic Adventure rolls into the B&O Railroad Museum for a weekend of train rides, adventures, and challenges. Partnering with Rail Events Inc. and Ludorum plc, the B&O Railroad Museum is proud to host this immersive event inspired by the television show Chuggington. The event, Chuggington A Traintastic Adventure brings the show to life as families are immersed into the world of Chuggington. Young Trainees have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, complete several challenges, and earn rewards for their participation. Each challenge is scenario-based and represents Chuggington's main themes and characters - Koko, Brewster, and Wilson. The challenges allow Trainees to practice important life skills such as teamwork, safety, and leadership as they work hard to become the best Trainee they can be. Ticket on-sale NOW at www.ticketweb.com or by calling 1-866-468-7630. For event details click here. Please note that coupons, discounts, consignment tickets, complimentary passes, or membership cards, including B&O Memberships, are not accepted during this (3) three day event. Everyone including B&O Members is required to purchase an event ticket for admittance into the museum, July 31-August 2, 2015.
All Aboard Summer Reading Program, “I’ve Been Readin’ on the Railroad”
Now - August 24
A magical experience that takes children on a trip and teaches them new things about people and places!Children who participate in “I've Been Readin' on the Railroad” Summer Reading Program at the B & O Railroad Museum and the Ellicott City Station earn a free book and a chance to win an engineer's outfit. It's easy and the trip down the tracks is fun and educational. Let the magic of reading and the railroad take you and your child on a special journey. Pick up a reading journal at the B & O Railroad Museum or Ellicott City Station, browse the children's railroad books and begin your journey! Read 10 railroad-related books, complete your journal, and return it to either Museum by August 24, 2015 for your free book and a chance to win an engineer's outfit!
B&O Members receive FREE admission to the Babe Ruth Museum & Sports Legends Museum
During the months of July & August 2015, B&O members receive free admission to two other museums - Babe Ruth Museum & Sports Legends Museum with the presentation of a valid B&O membership card and photo identification. Please note that Family and Family & Friends memberships will allow free admittance for 2 adults and 2 children. To become a B&O member, visit Membership.
Blue Star Museums
Now - September 6
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America. The B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Ellicott City Station, Mount Clare Museum House are proud to partner with Blue Star Museums and offer active military personnel and up to five family members free admission to the museum from Tuesday, May 26 through Sunday, September 6, 2015, except from July 29-Aug 3 for the event CHUGGINGTON. The Geneva Convention common access card (CAC) a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card are required to receive free admittance.