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 JULY 2020

 

All Aboard for Train Rides!
Take a round trip ride along the first commercial mile of railroad track, recognized as the birthplace of American railroading. With paid admission, Observation Car tickets are $10 adults, $6 children (ages 2 – 12), $4 B&O Members and Coach Class train ride tickets are $3 adults, $2 children (ages 2 – 12) and free for B&O Members.

Train rides are offered: Thursday & Friday at 11:30 AM | Saturday at 12:00 PM | Sunday at 1 PM
 

Sweet Toot Rides
Take a ride in the sweetest little engine there ever was! Visitors can now enjoy FREE rides alongside the engineer in the Domino Sugar Sweet Toot locomotive with admission.Rides are given on a first come, first served basis. To help ensure safe social distancing, rides are limited to 2 visitors at a time, and we ask that children who wish to ride are accompanied by an adult.

July Sweet Toot rides are offered: Each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10-11 AM

 

Railroad Story Time
Thursdays, July 2, 9, 16, & 30
10:30 AM
During Railroad Story Time, your young engineers will develop their reading and comprehension skills as they engage with exciting stories, building their knowledge and confidence in the process! Event is included with admission. Free for B&O Members.

 

All American Weekend
July 3-5
This Independence Day, the birthplace of American railroading teams up with the birthplace of Babe Ruth to bring you an All-American weekend of baseball, trains, and celebration!  The B&O Railroad Museum and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum have partnered to offer a discounted All American Ticket to visit both museums for $25 adults, $20 seniors and $14 kids - a savings up to $7/person which includes access to special July Fourth festivities at both locations. Purchase tickets, sign up for our family engine building workshop, and see full schedule of events at link below.
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Turntable Demonstration featuring the Ma & Pa No. 101 Buick
Wednesday, July 8
11:30 AM
Don't miss out on the unique opportunity to the see the marvelous engineering of our Roundhouse turntable in action! The Ma & Pa No. 101 Buick, a converted rail car originally built in 1937, will be rotated on the turntable by the power of just one person! Turntable demonstration included with admission, FREE for B&O Members.

Signs & Signals Tour
Friday, July 10 at 11 AM
Friday, July 17 at 12 Noon
Learn about the importance of railroad signs and signals, both historically and today! See examples of signs and signals from the B&O's collection as you learn several historic signals, ways in which modern railroads use signals to keep railroad workers safe, and more!

 
Meet the Curator: Tour of the "John T. Collinson" Executive Office Car
Saturday, July 11 at 11 AM
11 AM - 12 PM
Meet curator Jonathan Goldman as you enjoy the unique of experience of seeing inside the B&O No. 908 "John T. Collinson," an executive office car that once carried important B&O engineers and officials.

 
Birthday Party for Thomas the Tank Engine
Monday, July 13: 10 AM-12 Noon
Tuesday, July 14: 2 PM-4 PM

Join us in a lively celebration of Thomas' 75th birthday beneath our Backyard Pavilion! We'll have music, decorations, mini cupcakes available for all children, and plenty of fun Thomas-themed party games & activities including "Pin the Smokestack on Thomas," Thomas coloring pages, making Thomas-colored slime to take home, and reading "Happy Birthday Thomas!" We'll also have carnival games, and the best Thomas merchandise on-sale at incredible prices. And of course, we'll sing happy birthday to everyone's favorite big blue engine! Plus, friends at Northeast Maglev are donating new books to the B&O Junior Junction Library!

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From Slavery to Civil Rights Tour
Monday, July 13 at 12 Noon
A special tour which highlights the history of African Americans on the railroad from slavery to civil rights.
   
Meet the Archivist: Historic Train Tickets
Saturday, July 18 & Wednesday, July 22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Meet archivist Anna Kresmer and check out a display of historic train ticket's from the B&O Railroad Museum collection.

Reading on the Rails
Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 24
10 AM - 1 PM
This free program promotes literacy, helping children to stay on track with their reading and writing skills during the summer months. Set against the industrial backdrop of railroading, the program encourages children to explore storytelling through a number of independent and group activities. Register today!
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Model Train Sale
Monday, July 27 & Tuesday, July 28
10 AM - 4 PM
Saturdays, August 1 & 8
10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday, August 2
11 AM-4 PM
You won't want to miss this premier two-day sale of the best HO, O gauge, and N-Scale model trains, tracks, and accessories on the market! Products are all new in original boxes from Lionel, MTH, K-Line, Atlas, & more, and offered at 30% off retail prices!  Access to the Model Train Sale is included with Museum admission. To allow for safe social distancing, number of visitors allowed in sale at one time will be limited. Cash and credit accepted.
 
Princess Royal Tea
Friday, July 31
11 AM - 1 PM
Join your favorite princesses and princes for an illustrious adventure on the rails! Be sure to come dressed in your finest prince or princess outfit for an elegant train ride with tea and fancy treats. You'll be led to the train by a procession of your favorite princesses & princes, and enjoy fun activities and photo opportunities with your royal friends upon returning from this regal journey!
$15 with admission

 


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