SEPTEMBER 2014 at the B&O in Baltimore
Monday, September 1
Museum closed in observance of Labor Day.
Tickets on-sale for Disney Jr.'s Choo Choo Soul
beginning Tuesday, July 1 at 9:00 a.m.
Event Date: One day only!! Saturday, October 11, 2014
Two Performances: 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
For one day the B&O Railroad Museum presents two performances by Disney Jr.'s Choo Choo Soul. Follow the musical adventures of the hip-hop singer, train station manager, Genevieve Goings, and her dancing, beatboxing engineer, DC, as they entertain families while performing soulful and current renditions of the ABC's and 1-2-3's. For more information, please click here.
Tickets on-sale for the B&O's Veteran Swing Dance
beginning Tuesday, July 15 at 9:00 a.m.
Event Date: One evening only!! Saturday, November 8, 2014
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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 a Swing Dance inside its 1884 Roundhouse. Bumper Jacksons, recognized as the region's "Best Traditional Folk Band" at the Washington Area Music Awards last year, are re-imagining early jazz and street blues with power, tenderness, and in the spirit of a good old-fashioned dance party. Amateurs receive a 30-minute dance lesson beginning at 7pm. A portion of the proceeds benefit A Taste of Home, apolitical and non-partisan organization that provides acts of kindness for Maryland's sons and daughters in harm's way. Beer, wine, sodas, and light snacks are available for purchase. Costume or period dress encouraged but not required.
In-advance: $20 for B&O Members, $25 for the General Public, $45 for Couples
At-the-door: $30 for B&O Members, $35 for the General Public, $60 for Couples
Tuesday, September 2
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 3 & 17
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 in the months of April, May, and October: April 2, May 21, & October 1.. 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.
Railroad Raffle (September 2 - September 30)
Select from 10 different prizes for this year's railroad raffle. Tickets are available on-line, click here, or call the Museum Store at 410-752-2490 x 213. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire something truly unique! 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.
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 $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.
Restoration Facility Tour: the New, the Old, & the Restored!
Sunday, September 7
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.
Rails & Tails
Sunday, September 28
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Lisa Ware & Ron Drucker
Join Bella's Bully Buddies dog rescue at the B&O in Baltimore for its Rails & Tails event. Enjoy a day of fun-filled activities, railroad history and adorable adoptable dogs! Admission is only $1 and includes parking and admission to the museum. Children will enjoy live appearances by the museum's mascot Choo Choo Blue, carnival games and prizes, moon bounces, and activity stations consisting of stamping, coloring, chalk and bubbles. Live entertainment, family and pet friendly vendors, and dog training demonstrations too! Mile One Express train rides will be offered at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm; train rides are $3 for adults, $2 for children and free for B&O Members. For more information about these adoptable pets visit BellasBullyBuddies.org. Please leave your own pups or dogs at home; they are not permitted entrance into the museum.
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.
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.