SEPTEMBER 2013 at the B&O in Baltimore
Train Ride to Mount Clare Museum House
Sundays, September 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 12:30 p.m.
Saturdays, September 7, 14, 21, & 28 at 11:00 a.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 $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for children, and free for B&O members. Please note that Mount Clare Museum House has limited handicap accessibility and restroom facilities. Please note the Museum reserves the right to cancel or change train rides in the event of inclement weather, equipment malfunction, or special event days.
Monday, September 2
Museum closed in observance of Labor Day.
Tuesday, September 3
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!
presented by Capital One Bank
Wednesday, September 4 & 18
Toddler Time is normally held at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month through October. 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 this event promptly begins on time.
Restoration Facility Tour: the New, the Old, & the Restored!
Sunday, September 8
Take the 1:00 p.m. train ride for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum’s state-of-the-art restoration facility constructed in 2005 to restore and maintain the museum’s locomotive and rolling stock collection. This guided tour is an up-close and personal look at the shop including the machinery used in the restoration process and a peek at some of the “Iron Horses” currently being maintained and restored. Duration of the tour is 1 hour with an additional 15 minutes for train ride to and from the restoration shop. Space is limited to 25 people for age 13 and up. Train ride and tour is $11.00 per person with paid admission.
The War Came By Train Lecture Series: How to Build a Civil War Model Railroad
Speaker: Bernard Kempinski
Saturday, September 14
Join us for a lecture with Bernard Kempinski who will show the importance of railroads in the Civil War for both strategic and tactical roles. Through detailed research and photographic documentation, he will discuss their equipment, infrastructure and operation. He will also show how he is using military miniatures and model trains to create a museum quality depiction of Civil War era US Military Railroad. Mr. Kempinski is a defense analyst specializing in national security issues, especially unmanned aircraft and armored vehicles. He is also a freelance writer, photographer and model builder who has written three books and over 40 magazine articles including several in Civil War railroading.
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 to the original site of Camp Carroll, the largest Union encampment in Baltimore. New exhibits added for 2013 include the 150th anniversary of West Virginia's Statehood and the involvement of the B&O Railroad in its creation, design, and use of armored railroad cars, the Confederate raid against the B&O Railroad in Western Maryland known as the Jones-Imboden Raid and one of the war's largest movements of troops to the battlefront via railroad from Virginia to the Battle of Chattanooga. B&O Railroad executives worked directly with the Lincoln Administration in organizing and managing this rail movement never before attempted in such a short period of time. Significant artifacts and hand-made models, all on loan from private collections, are included in this year's edition of the exhibit and help bring human interest stories to life.
Boy & Girl Scout Railroading Month at the B&O
During the month of September, boy or girl scouts who wear their scout uniforms to the B&O will receive $1.00 off regular admission. Take advantage of additional savings and reserve your scout group by contacting group sales at 410-752-2462 ext. 205.