901 West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21223
Phone:410-752-2490

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Inside the B&O railroad museum Roundhouse

Tour A – Explore Alone

This self-guided tour allows students to explore all the history the Birthplace of American Railroading has to offer. Exploring rail history through seven buildings and train platforms, including the magnificent Roundhouse, allows them to see, touch, and hear the most important American railroad collection in the world!
Tour Duration Time: 1.5 hours
Recommended for Grades: PreK-College
$10 per person; Tour operator rates available at 410-752-2462 x 205.
Reservations accepted daily from 10am-2:30pm for groups of 20 or more.
A 20 minute train ride is available Thursday - Sunday, April - December and weekends in January for an additional $2 per person.
 
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Tour B - A Journey from Roads to Rails: America’s first 13 Miles of Rail
 
Tom ThumbThis interactive guided tour for students teaches them about the Nation’s first 13 miles of rail that joined Baltimore to Ellicott City, Maryland. Students experience and see the inventions and innovations of the B&O Railroad that helped transform transportation from horse-drawn wagons to steam engines on rails, during the invention of the 19th century’s state-of-the-art transportation system. This student tour coincides with the following lesson plans:
The Birthplace of American Railroading
Why Build the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Locomotion from the Horse to the Iron Horse
Tour Duration Time: 45 minutes
Recommended for Grades: 3rd - 12th
$15 per person
Reservations accepted Mon-Sat between 10am-2:30pm & Sun between 11am-2pm for groups of 20 – 50 people.
A 20 minute train ride is available Thursday - Sunday, April - December and weekends in January for an additional $2 per person.
 
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Iron pot hopper carTour C – Railroads Move America: Freight is Great!
Trains play an important part in America’s past and present. From the earliest days of railroading and continuing through today, railroads like the B&O have supplied us with many essential goods and products including food, fuel, and all sorts of manufactured and raw goods. This guided tour allows students to discover different types of freight cars and teaches them how and what each carried. This student tour coincides with the following lesson plans:
Freight By Rail 
Moving Freight Before the Railroad 
Recommended for Grades: 3rd – 5th
$15 per person
Reservations accepted Mon-Sat between 10am-2:30pm and Sun between 11am-2pm for groups of 20 -50 people.
A 20 minute train ride is available Thursday - Sunday, April - December and weekends in January for an additional $2 per person.
 
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Tour D – Railroads Move America: Passenger Travel through Time
Ohio passenger carThis interactive guided tour teaches students to learn what is was like to be a passenger on the railroad. Students explore railroad passenger cars from the 1830s up to the modern coaches the B&O Railroad Museum uses today. Students explore the difficulties of travel and the advances made over time that transformed the way America traveled. This student tour coincides with the following lesson plans:
Rut, Mud, Bumps and Bruises
All Aboard! Traveling by Railroad 
Recommended for Grades: 3rd – 5th
$15 per person
Reservations accepted Mon-Sat between 10am-2:30pm and Sun between 11am-2pm for groups of 20 – 50 people.
A 20 minute train ride is available Thursday - Sunday, April - December and weekends in January for an additional $2 per person.
 
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Tour E – The War Came By Train: Guarding the Railroad during the American Civil War
The war came by train
Railroads were one of the most important resources to the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. The B&O Railroad was a critical route during the war and its bridges and lines were essential to keeping supplies and men flowing to and from the Nation’s Capital for the Northern war effort. This tour teaches students the importance of guarding the railroad and about the equipment and uniform used by a Union soldier. This student tour coincides with lesson plan:
The Civil War and the B&O Railroad 
Recommended for Grades: 3rd – 12th
$15 per person
Reservations accepted between 10am-2:30pm and Sun between 11am-2pm for  groups of 20 – 50 people.
A 20 minute train ride is available Thursday - Sunday, April - December and weekends in January for an additional $2 per person.
 
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Tour F – Rails & Sails
Watermark CruisesStudents begin this "All Aboard" tour at the B&O Railroad Museum, the birthplace of American railroading. This self-guided tour allows them to see, touch, and hear the most important American railroad collection in the world. After exploring the B&O Railroad Museum your students will travel a short distance to Baltimore's Inner Harbor and board the Watermark Annapolitan II boat for a harbor cruise to see famous Baltimore neighborhoods like Fells Point, Federal Hill, the downtown Baltimore skyline, and historical landmarks like the USS Constellation and Fort McHenry. Students may bring a brown bag lunch or use the snack bar on board the Watermark boat.
$16 Students
$31 Adult Chaperones
Tour available everyday beginning at 10am at the B&O Railroad Museum; Watermark's last cruise departs at 3pm. Confirmed reservations based on tour availability. A 20 minute round trip train ride aboard the B&O Mile One Express is available at the B&O for an additional $2 per person, Thursday - Sunday, April - October.
For reservations or if you are a Tour Operator, please contact the B&O Railroad Museum - 410-752-2490 x 205 & Watermark – 410-268-7601 x 104.

 

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