Join us for our third Homeschool Day of the school year!

Throughout the day, we’re offering highly engaging educational programming focused on history — just for homeschool students! Student activities include story time, tours, and workshops. 

Pre-registration required. FREE for Maryland Students. $17 for Non-Maryland Students. $10 per adult. 

Schedule of Student Activities

Your Homeschool Day ticket includes full Museum admission and your choice of two (2) student activities!

TimeActivity TypeActivity TitleActivity DescriptionRecommended GradesMeeting Location
10:30 to 11AMTour  Technology Changes: Innovation in Locomotive DesignThis tour will use our historic collection to explore the technology advancements that happened to locomotive design in B&O facilities like the Mount Clare Shops.Grades 1+Roundhouse Info Desk
10:30 to 11AMWorkshop Design a Safe Community WorkshopIn this workshop, students will discover what a community needs to keep its residents safe. They will get to design a community using 2D and 3D objects with safety is mind. Participants will need to make sure to include fire stations, hospitals, schools, and all the safe road and railroad signs they think their community needs.Grades PreK-3Education Station
1 PMStorytime Jackrabbit McCabe and the Electric Telegraph by Lucy Margaret RozierGrades PreK-3Education Station
1 to 1:30PMTourFueling America’s Railroads: The Evolution of Fuel Type on the RailroadIn this tour, we will trace evolution of fuel types on the railroad over the past 200 years of B&O history and the impact of each on the environment.Grades 3+Roundhouse Info Desk
2 to 2:30PMTour Underground RailroadThis tour will highlight the routes of freedom seekers who have interacted with the B&O Railroad on their journey to freedom, like Henry Box Brown and William & Ellen Craft. Grades 4+Roundhouse Info Desk
2:30 to
3 PM
WorkshopCarbon Life CycleIn this workshop, participants will assume the roll of a carbon atom and travel through its life cycle to learn about its impact on our environment.Grades 2+Education Station

Lesson Plans

Check out our Pre-Visit and Post-Visit Lessons to accompany your student activities of choice.

Upcoming Events at the B&O


Monthly Tours

See inside the the B&O No. 1961 Speedliner!

June 12, 15 & 16

May 24

Doors @ 7:30 PM | Show @ 8:30 PM

Restoration Shop Tours

June 9

June 21

6:30-9:30 PM

Sensory Inclusive Summer Camp

Week 1: June 24-28

July 13

5 PM – 8 PM

July 27

1-6 PM


Vicki A.
Brunswick, MD

This was an amazing museum to visit! A must see in Baltimore. Starting with the ease of parking...Right onsite and FREE!

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