B&O Railroad Celebrating 196 Years With Big Birthday Bash

BALTIMORE, MD – February 24, 2023 – This year marks the 196th anniversary of the B&O Railroad, the first American railroad, and the Museum is celebrating with a Birthday Bash this Sunday, Feb. 26, from 10 AM – 3 PM. There will be family-friendly activities offered throughout the day, including a scavenger hunt for kids, as the Museum celebrates the legacy of the B&O Railroad and the wonder of American railroading. 

Guests are encouraged to join the Museum for a balloon drop inside the 1884 Roundhouse at noon in which they will be able to win special prizes including Museum passes and more. Refreshments and goodie bags will be offered as well after the balloon drop.  

Event Schedule: 

  •  11:00 AM – Train Ride on the Mile One Express 
  • 12:00 PM – Balloon Drop & Cake 
  • 1:00 PM – Train Ride on the Mile One Express 
  • All Day – Scavenger Hunt 

Festivities are included in the price of regular Museum admission. Train ride tickets can be purchased on-site for an additional cost. For train ride pricing, visit https://borail.info/TrainRides.  

For more information on the B&O’s Big Birthday Bash, visit https://borail.events/birthday


About the B&O Railroad Museum    

The B&O Railroad Museum, the birthplace of American railroading, located in Baltimore, Maryland is a full affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Site. It is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American railroading and its impact on American society, culture, and economy. The museum is home to the oldest, most comprehensive collection of railroad artifacts in the Western Hemisphere including an unparalleled roster of 19th and 20th century railroad equipment, the 1851 Mt. Clare Station, the 1884 Baldwin Roundhouse and first mile of commercial railroad track in America. For further information on the B&O Railroad Museum, please call 410-752-2490 or visit www.borail.org

Geoffrey Morrison

The B&O Railroad Museum is easily one of the best railroad museums in the country, if not the world.

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