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. On Saturdays October 4, 18, & 25 and Sunday, October 5, the museum offers steam train rides behind the historic steam locomotive, #4 St. Elizabeth.
Civil War Steam Days Weekend
October 4 & 5
Saturday, 10am - 4pm & Sunday, 11am - 4pm
Steam Train Rides & Demonstrations:
Saturday, October 4 at 11am, 12 Noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
Sunday, October 5 at 12 Noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
Visitors may take a train ride behind the historic steam engine, the #4 St. Elizabeth to the Whistle Stop Gateway located west of the B&O Museum to visit the Museum's Restoration Facility and Mount Clare Museum House. On the Museum's west end, visitors may watch a demonstration of early American steam power as the museum operates the historic steam locomotive, Lafayette. You may also observe a Civil War encampment on the museum's west end, near the site of Camp Carroll, Baltimore's largest Union encampment during the American Civil War by the 20th Maine Co. E. The B&O Restoration Shop will also be open for self-guided tours. At the B&O Roundhouse the Maine Ladies Hospital Association will provide a Civil War tea.
Steam Train Rides!!
Saturdays, October 4, 18, & 25
11am, 1pm, & 2:30pm
Celebrate steam power and steam engines at the birthplace of American railroading. Take a steam locomotive train ride behind the historic steam engine #4 St. Elizabeth. Educational programming highlights steam power of locomotives that traveled all along the B&O rail system.
Exclusive Film Screenings of Railroad Alaska at the B&O
Tuesday October 21, Thursday October 23 & Sunday October 26
The B&O Railroad Museum is proud to partner with Destination America during Steam Month by providing its visitors exclusive film screenings of an all new season of Railroad Alaska. Watch how brakemen, engineers, construction crews, and mechanics battle ferocious weather and treacherous terrain to keep the State of Alaska's critical 500-mile long railroad rolling through the extreme winter. Season 2 of Railroad Alaska premieres October 25th at 10pm only on Destination America.