During the entire month of October, celebrate steam power with engaging programs relating to the museum's historic one-of-a-kind steam engine collection. On Saturdays October 4, 10, 17, 24 & 31 and Sunday, October 4, the museum offers steam train rides behind the historic steam locomotive, #4 St. Elizabeth.
Civil War Steam Days Weekend
October 3 & 4
Saturday, 10am - 4pm & Sunday, 11am - 4pm
Steam Train Rides & Demonstrations:
Saturday, October 3 at 11am, 12 Noon, 1pm, & 2pm
Sunday, October 4 at 12 Noon, 1pm, & 2pm
Visitors may take a train ride behind the historic steam engine, the #4 St. Elizabeth to the Whistle Stop Gateway located west of the B&O Museum to visit the Museum's Restoration Facility and Mount Clare Museum House. On the Museum's west end, visitors may watch a demonstration of early American steam power as the museum operates the historic steam locomotive, Lafayette. You may also observe a Civil War encampment on the museum's west end, near the site of Camp Carroll, Baltimore's largest Union encampment during the American Civil War by the 20th Maine Co. E. The B&O Restoration Shop will also be open for self-guided tours. At the B&O Roundhouse the Maine Ladies Hospital Association will provide a Civil War tea.
Civil War Lecture Series: The Union Preserved
Saturday, October 3
Join award-winning Civil War historian and The War Came By Train guest curator, Daniel Toomey, to discuss the disbanding of the Union Army and the return of the Maryland Brigade to Camp Carroll. Mr. Toomey will then board the 1:00 p.m. train for a visit to the site of the Civil War encampment in Carroll Park. Afterwards he will be available in the Museum Store to sign copies of The War Came By Train as well as other titles that he has written.
Steam Train Rides!!
Saturdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31
11:30am & 2:00pm
Celebrate steam power and steam engines at the birthplace of American railroading. Take a steam locomotive train ride behind the historic steam engine #4 St. Elizabeth. Educational programming highlights steam power of locomotives that traveled all along the B&O rail system.