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.
Rockets, Railroads & Royalty
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.
Steam & Diesel Locomotives Unveiled
Friday, September 4
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
B&O Members permitted early entrance at 9:00 a.m.
The B&O Railroad Museum is proud to announce the completion of B&O Steam Engine No. 600 "J.C. Davis", the last steam engine damaged in the 2003 Roundhouse roof collapse and the B&O Diesel Engine No. 6944 GM EMD GP30, operating diesel with iconic sunburst paint scheme. To honor the efforts of the Museum's restoration team, public programs on both engines will take place throughout the day.
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!
Civil War Lecture Series: The Lincoln Funeral Train
Saturday, September 19
Join award-winning Civil War historian and The War Came By Train guest curator, Daniel Toomey, as he traces the development and route of the Lincoln Funeral Train that returned President Lincoln's body from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, Illinois. Following the lecture, Mr. Toomey will be on hand to sign copies of The War Came By Train and other Civil War books.
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.
Paragon Ragtime Orchestra
B&O Roundhouse Performance
Wednesday, September 30
Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, the world's only year-round, professional ensemble that re-creates "America's Original Music" will treat B&O visitors with a one time performance in the historic Roundhouse.
B&O Members receive BOGO admission at Port Discovery Children's Museum
September & October
Now is a great time to be a B&O Member. During the months of September & October B&O Members who report to the Port Discovery Museum Box Office with a valid B&O Membership card may visit Port Discovery Children's Museum and receive one free admission when another admission is purchased. To become a B&O Member or renew your B&O Membership click here.