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 OCTOBER 2015 at the B&O in Baltimore
 

 
October is Steam Locomotive Month
October 1-31
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
During the entire month of October, celebrate steam power with engaging programs relating to the museum's historic one-of-a-kind steam engine collection.  Saturdays October 3, 10, 17,  24  31 at 1:00pm and on Sunday, October 4, the museum will offer train rides behind an historic steam locomotive. Click here for details.
 
Civil War Steam Days Weekend
October 3 & 4
Saturday, 10am - 4pm & Sunday, 11am - 4pm
Steam Train Rides & Demonstrations:
Saturday, October 3 at 11am, 12 Noon, 1pm, & 2pm
Sunday, October 4 at 12 Noon, 1pm, & 2pm
Celebrate steam power and steam engines at the birthplace of American railroading. Take a steam locomotive train ride behind historic steam engine, the St. Elizabeth #4. Your train ride journey allows you to stop and watch a steam locomotive demonstration of the historic steam engine, the Lafayette. You may also observe a Civil War encampment on the museum's west end, near the site of Baltimore's largest Union encampment during the American Civil War. Educational programming highlights steam power of locomotives that traveled all along the B&O rail system. Click here for details.
 
Steamin' Saturdays
Steam Train Rides
Saturdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31
11:30am & 2:00pm
Take a steam locomotive train ride behind historic steam engine, the St. Elizabeth #4. Educational programming highlights steam power of locomotives that traveled all along the B&O rail system. Click here for details.
 
Civil War Lecture Series: The Union Preserved
Saturday, October 3
12:00 p.m.
Join award-winning Civil War historian and The War Came By Train guest curator, Daniel Toomey, to discuss the disbanding of the Union Army and the return of the Maryland Brigade to Camp Carroll. Mr. Toomey will then board the 1:00 p.m. train for a visit to the site of the Civil War encampment in Carroll Park. Afterwards he will be available in the Museum Store to sign copies of The War Came By Train as well as other titles that he has written. 
 
 
Thrifty Tuesday
Tuesday, October 6
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!
 
Toddler Time
Wednesday, October 7 
10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time is held on the first Wednesday in October. Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, and take a kiddie train ride through Choo Choo Blueville – all included with paid admission. Recommended for ages 2-5. Please note that this event promptly begins on time.
   
Wizards & Witches Day
Saturday, October 24
Young "Wizards & Witches"  will love to explore the magic of railroading at the B&O! Take a steam train ride aboard the Wizards Express. Learn about the science of wizardry through the creation of edible "potions", wizard wands and hats, and much more!
Toddler Time Halloween Celebration & Costume Parade with Choo Choo Blue
Wednesday, October 28
10:30 a.m.
Join us for the year’s last Toddler Time, featuring a classic railroad story and Halloween celebration.Choo Choo Blue, the museum's mascot will lead the  costume parade of children around the Museum campus to collect special treats. Kiddie train ride too through the fictional town of Choo Choo Blueville! All included with paid admission. Recommended for children between the ages of 2-5.
Please note that this event promptly begins on time.
 
 
B&O Members receive BOGO admission at Port Discovery Children's Museum
Now is a great time to be a B&O Member. During the month of October B&O Members who report to the Port Discovery Museum Box Office with a valid B&O Membership card may visit Port Discovery Children's Museum and receive one free admission when another admission is purchased. To become a B&O Member or renew your B&O Membership click here. Please note that Family & Friends Memberships allow 2 adults and 2 children admittance to the Port Discovery Museum.


 

 


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