SEPTEMBER 2016 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.
Veterans Day Swing Dance
One evening only Saturday, November 12
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tickets on-sale beginning September 1
It was the era of a toe-stomping Chattanooga Choo Choo - a time when today's World War II Veterans were young soldiers fighting in a major war. To honor these brave men and women, the B&O Railroad Museum is hosting a Swing Dance inside its 1884 Roundhouse. Beer, wine, soda, and light snacks available for purchase. Costume or period dress encouraged but not required. Tickets available for sale beginning September 1 by calling 410-752-2462 x 212.
Monday, September 5
Museum closed in observance of Labor Day.
Tuesday, September 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!
Wednesday, September 7 & 21
Toddler Time is normally held at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month during the months of January - 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.
Rockets, Railroads & Royalty
Thursday, September 8 & Saturday, September 10
Princess Train Ride at 11:30 a.m.
"Rocket Trains" at 1:00 p.m.
Come dressed as your favorite astronaut, railroad engineer, or prince or princess for an out-of-this-world experience. Elsa makes an appearance for story time in the Roundhouse. Interactive games provided. Then All Aboard for A Princess Train Ride at 11:30 a.m. 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. Rocket trains are recommended for ages 5+. Adult supervision required.
Restoration Facility Tour: the New, the Old, & the Restored!
Sunday, September 11
Take the 2:00 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.
Fair of the Iron Horse: 100 Years of Railroading in America
Saturday, September 24
Join Dave Shackelford, Chief Curator of the B&O Railroad Museum, for a presentation on the B&O Railroad's 100th Anniversary celebration known as The Fair of the Iron Horse. Learn about the genesis of the celebration, the pageantry of the 23 day festival that generated over 1,300,000 visitors and how it helped save and preserve the collection that forms the B&O Railroad Museum today.