Generations of American workers have left a lasting impact on civil rights and the evolution of the labor force through their experiences with the B&O Railroad. 

Through this unique educational experience, explore both the B&O Railroad Museum and the Irish Railroad Workers Museum.

Stop by the Irish Railroad Workers Museum at 11 AM, tracing the steps of those who shaped the nation.

Attend a genealogy presentation at 1:30 PM at the B&O Railroad Museum, where you’ll learn research techniques, best practices, and be provided with resources and real experiences from the B&O’s Archives Department and the Irish Railroad Worker Museum’s staff.  

Following the presentation, join us for a tour at 3 PM around the B&O Railroad Museum as we discuss the Irish American Impact on the B&O Railroad. 


  • 11 AM: Visit the Irish Railroad Workers Museum
  • 1:30 – 2:30 PM: Genealogy: Family History on the Rails Presentation at the B&O Railroad Museum
  • 3 PM: Irish American Impact on the B&O Railroad Tour at the B&O Railroad Museum

Museum Hours:

B&O Railroad Museum
901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
10 AM – 4 PM

Irish Railroad Workers Museum
918-920 Lemmon Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
11 AM – 3 PM

Be a Part of the Presentation!

For an additional charge, you can have the Museum’s staff research your family’s connections to the B&O Railroad and present to you their findings during the presentation on January 27. Register below to submit your request.

To qualify to receive your results on the day of the presentation, attendees must register and provide information by January 7, 2024. Research will still be provided to attendees that register after January 7, but results cannot be guaranteed to be ready for presentation on January 27.  

Advance registration provides dual entry to both the B&O Railroad Museum & the Irish Railroad Workers Museum for the day, plus guaranteed attendance at the “Genealogy: Family History on the Rails” Presentation.

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Upcoming Events at the B&O


Monthly Tours

Go inside the the B&O No. C-1775 Wooden Bobber Caboose!

July 10, 13 & 14

Tour the B&O No. 7701 “Dreamland Sleeper”

August 14, 17 & 18

June 21

6:30-9:30 PM

Sensory Inclusive Summer Camp

Week 1: June 24-28

The Battle at Monocacy Junction: How the Railroad Saved Washington

June 29 | Lecture @ 1:45 PM

June 30 & July 28

12-1 PM

July 4

10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

July 13

5 PM – 8 PM


Knoxville, TN

We did the train ride and our guide on board was excellent (history/information for the parents).

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