SEPTEMBER 2015 at the B&O in Baltimore
September 1 - 30
Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire or experience something truly unique! Raffle tickets will be available for sale throughout the entire month of September on-line or by calling the Museum Store at 410-752-2462 x 213. Please note that items offered in this sale are not part of the B&O Railroad Museum's accessioned collection and all proceeds benefit the Museum's restoration efforts. All sales are final.
Tuesday, September 1
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!
Wednesday, September 2 & 16
Toddler Time is normally 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, and October 7. 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 this event promptly begins on time.
B&O Train Ride to visit Mount Clare Museum House
Saturdays, September 6, 13, 20, & 27 at 1:00 p.m.
Sundays, September 7, 14, 21 & 28 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 the Museum reserves the right to cancel or change train rides in the event of inclement weather, equipment malfunction, or special event days.
Princess Train Rides
Thursday, September 3 at 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, September 5 at 11:00 a.m.
Come dressed as your favorite astronaut, railroad engineer, or prince or princess for an out-of-this-world experience. Choo Choo Blue and friends Anna & Elsa make an appearance for story time in the Roundhouse. Interactive games provided. Then All Aboard for A Princess Train Ride at 11:30 a.m. Choo Choo Blue welcomes you aboard the B&O Mile One Express for a round-trip train ride fit for any king or queen! Little passengers board the decorated royal train car to have some first class fun! At 1:00 p.m. it's A Blast with Rocket Trains! Rockets and trains are not just for boys! Girls and boys will have a blast building and launching their own rocket-powered train. This hands-on learning experience allows young princesses and princes to explore and apply a range of science and engineering concepts in a fun way. Program recommended for ages 5+. Adult supervision required.
Restoration Facility Tour: the New, the Old, & the Restored!
Sunday, September 6
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.
Monday, September 7
Museum closed in observance of Labor Day.
Alex & Ani: Charmed By Charity
Tuesday, September 15
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Annapolis Store, 161 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
The B&O is continuing our partnership with Alex & Ani for a Charmed By Charity Event in their store on Main Street in Annapolis. You can shop for birthdays and even get a head start on holiday gifts! The best part: 15% of the total sales from the event go directly to the B&O!
Railroading Day "Calling All Boy Scouts!"
Saturday, September 26
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The B&O Railroad Museum and the Boy Scouts of America are partnering for Railroading Day that is open to all boy scouts. Meet merit badge requirements toward the Railroading, Inventing, and Electronics Merit Badges. Special Scout activities planned throughout the day. Hands-on activities are age appropriate for Cub Scouts through Boy Scouts.
Veteran's Day Swing Dance
One evening only! Saturday, November 7
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tickets on-sale beginning August 15
It was the era of a toe-stomping Chattanooga Choo Choo - a time when today's World War II veterans were young soldiers fighting a major war. To honor these brave men and women, the B&O Railroad Museum is hosting its annual Swing Dance inside the historic 1884 Roundhouse. For event details and tickets click here.