All Aboard the Mile One Express!

An essential part of the B&O Railroad Museum experience, our Mile One Express Train Ride gives the visitors the chance to take a train ride along the nation’s first mile of commercial railroad! Tickets for the train ride can be purchased on-site here at the Museum.

Mile One Express Train Ride

Mile One Express Train Ride Schedule: 

Please note: the train ride on Thursday, June 13 @ 11:30 AM is canceled.

May 8November 24, 20242nd Wednesdays: 11:30 AM
Thursday & Friday: 11:30 AM
Saturday: 11:30 AM & 1 PM
Sunday: 12:30 PM*

Additional Train Rides:
Memorial Day: Mon, May 27 @ 12 Noon
Juneteenth: Wed, June 19 @ 12 Noon
Labor Day: Mon, Sept. 2 @ 12 Noon
Veterans Day: Mon, Nov. 11 @ 12 Noon
December 2024Check back for our 2024 Holiday Train Rides!
Please check our calendar of events to confirm the train ride schedule on the date of your visit. Due to limited space, train ride tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis. Roundtrip train rides are approximately 20 minutes.
*Saturday 1 PM and Sunday 12:30 PM train rides include a stop at the First Mile Stable and are 40 minutes long. This stop is a working mounted unit, therefore schedules can change day of without notice. Please check with admissions staff on the day of your visit.

Mile One Express Train Ride Tickets

Train ride tickets for the Mile One Express are available for purchase on-site at the Museum. 

Kids (Ages 2-12) $4
B&O Members*FREE
Due to limited space, train ride tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis. * Learn more about B&O Membership and its benefits here! 

Observation Car Train Ride Tickets  

Upgrade your Mile One Express Train Ride experience by riding in our first class car! Observation Car train rides offer visitors the chance to ride in the historic 1948 Royal Blue lounge car, enjoying light refreshments and an immersive train ride experience.

Kids (Ages 2-12)$8
B&O Members$6
Due to limited space, Observation Car tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis.
Please note that Observation Car train rides are not offered during Polar Express in November/December. 
Royal Blue Observation Car

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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