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 MARCH 2018


Celebrate Women's History Month at the B&O
March 1 - March 31
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm & Sunday, 11am - 4pm
March is Women’s History month at the B&O. Come and learn about the contributions women made to the B&O and the modern history of women in the railroading industry.


Roundhouse Model Train Show & Railroad Society Days
Saturday, March 3, 10am - 4pm & Sunday, March 4, 11am - 4pm
Mile One Express Train Rides: Saturday at 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm & Sunday at 12pm & 2pm
Train Ride to Tour Restoration Shop: Saturday at 11:30am & 1:30pm, Sunday at 12:30pm
Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show is the largest and longest-running model train and collectible toy show in the country and will be partnering with the B&O Railroad Museum for its annual Railroad Society Days. This special weekend features hundreds of train tables and accessories for sale, huge operating exhibits, and showcases railroad historical societies, model train groups of the Mid-Atlantic region who work to preserve American railroading. The museum offers a special weekend of train rides and a tour of its restoration shop. All aboard for a weekend devoted to trains of all sizes!
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Monday, March 5 - 9

The B&O Railroad Museum is closed from March 5 - 9 for renovations.

Historic Roundhouse Turntable Demonstration
Saturday, March 10
Demonstration at 12 Noon
Ever wonder how locomotives and rail cars are moved in and out of the historic 1884 Roundhouse? Watch Museum staff operate the 60 foot wooden turntable to move a historic rail car.
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Toddler Time
Thursday, March 1 & 15
Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone, and take a ride on the indoor train carousel – all included with paid admission. Free for B&O Members. Recommended for ages 2 – 5.  All children programs start promptly on time.


Baltimore Immigration: 150th Anniversary of the Historic Partnership of the B&O Railroad & the North German LLoyd Steamship Companies
Saturday, March 24
11:00am - 5:00pm
The B&O Railroad Museum and Baltimore Immigration Museum are partnering to commemorate an historic moment in American history. From 1850 - 1868 all immigrants to Baltimore City would land at a variety of locations. In 1867, President John Work Garrett of the B&O and Albert Schumacher of the North German Lloyd Company signed an agreement. The B&O would build an exclusive immigration pier in Locust Point, while Lloyd would send at least one steamship per month loaded with immigrants. The first ship, SS Baltimore, arrived at this new pier on March 23, 1868. A large parade was held on Broadway in Fells Point to commemorate this occasion. From that day until World War I, Baltimore welcomed more than 1.2 million immigrants at Piers 8 & 9 in Locust Point, as a result of this partnership. Join us this day to celebrate the 150th anniversary of this historic event. Your ticket includes a formal ceremony, an unveiling of a new commemorative panel, a luncheon, and two speakers at the B&O Railroad Museum. The program concludes with an open house at the Baltimore Immigration Museum.
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All Aboard for Train Ride Season!
Beginning Wednesday, March 28
Train ride season returns! Take a round trip ride along the first commercial mile of railroad track, recognized as the birthplace of American railroading. With paid admission, First Class train ride tickets are $10 adults, $6 children (ages 2 – 12), $4 B&O Members and Coach Class train ride tickets are $3 adults, $2 children (ages 2 – 12) and free for B&O Members.
Train rides are offered: March – May: Wednesday – Friday at 11:30am | Saturday at 11:30am & 2pm | Sunday at 1pm
June – December: Thursday & Friday at 11:30am | Saturday at 11:30am & 2pm | Sunday at 1pm


Wild West Adventures
Wednesday, March 28 - Saturday, March 31
10am - 3pm
Put on your cowboy hats and boots and join us at the B&O Ranch for a wild, wonderful time! There're bulls that need ropin', bandits that need catchin', ponies that need racin', and much much more. So saddle up cowboys and cowgirls and meet us at the B&O for a day of fun on the western frontier.
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Women in Baltimore: Indentures, Engineers, and Washerwomen
Saturday, March 31
10am - 4pm
The B&O Railroad along with Mount Clare Museum House and the Irish Railroad Workers Museum will be hosting a joint event honoring women’s contributions to Baltimore’s rich history. The day will feature a tour at Mt. Clare, a lunch and lecture at the B&O Railroad Museum, and a tour and reception at the Irish Railroad Workers Museum. Please join us to remember the ladies!
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Day Out With Thomas™ Tickets on sale NOW!
Event Dates: April 27 - 29 & May 4 - 6
Thomas the Tank Engine returns to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore April 27-29 & May 4-6, 2018! Take a 25-minute train ride behind Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a day full of live entertainment, activities, and family fun! Visit here or call 1-866-468-7630 to purchase tickets to this popular children's event. Advance purchase recommended for the train ride. Please note that everyone, including B&O members, will need to purchase a ticket for entrance into the museum during this six day event. Coupons, vouchers, discounts, consignment tickets, complimentary passes, membership cards, etc. are not accepted during Day Out With Thomas™ event days.
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