Spend part of your Spring Break at the B&O!

Join us at the Museum for a day of special kids programming and activities for our exhibit, The Underground Railroad: Freedom Seekers on the B&O Railroad.

Kids can discover the stories of Henry “Box” Brown and William and Ellen Craft and their journeys to freedom using the routes and resources of the Underground Railroad. Experience tours, workshops, and hands-on activities to understand the connection between the B&O Railroad and the Underground Railroad. 


Schedule:

Roundhouse Craft Table 

10 AM – 3 PM

Kids will be able to create a Henry “Box” Brown pop-up card that displays him emerging from the crate he shipped himself in to freedom. They will also be able to craft paper lanterns using tea light candles.  

Crack the Code Workshop

10:30 AM & 1 PM

Kids will create a tool to help them crack the code of the Underground Railroad’s dual language. The tool will help them learn about the “coded language” of terms like “conductors” and “stations.” 

Space is limited for workshops. Advance sign-up recommended.

Mile One Express Train Ride

11:30 AM
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The Underground Railroad: A Path to Freedom Junior Tour 

12:30 PM & 2:30 PM


Admission:

Program included with Museum Admission. FREE for B&O Members. 
Space is limited for workshops. Advance sign-up recommended.

Events during Spring Break at the B&O

More Upcoming Underground Railroad Events

The B&O Railroad Museum is proud to host events and activities related to our exhibit, The Underground Railroad: Freedom Seekers on the B&O Railroad throughout 2023 — with live performances, lectures, and more.

Upcoming Events at the B&O

2024

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

WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM:

Janet F.
Morgantown, WV

As you moved through the roundhouse it felt like you were following a cohesive storyline through the early history of the railroad.

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