All Aboard—Mile One Express Train Rides are back at the B&O!

Join us for the kick-off of Train Ride Season at the B&O Railroad Museum. An essential part of the B&O Railroad Museum experience, our Mile One Express Train Ride gives the visitors the chance to take an approximately 20-minute 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.

The 11:30 AM train rides usually includes the opportunity to stop at the First Mile Stable. With the inclusion of this stop, the train ride is 40 minutes roundtrip. 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

2023 Mile One Express Train Ride Schedule: 

JanuarySaturdays & Sundays: 11:30 AM & 1 PM
Additional Train Rides:
– Jan. 2, 11 & 19 @ 11:30 AM
– Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: 12 Noon
FebruaryMon, Feb. 20 @ 12 Noon
Sun, Feb. 26 @ 11 AM & 1 PM
April-May Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 11:30 AM 
Saturday & Sunday: 11:30 AM & 1 PM

Additional Train Rides:
– Mon, April 3 @ 11:30 AM
– Mon, May 29 @ 12 Noon
June-NovemberThursday* & Friday: 11:30 AM
Saturday** & Sunday: 11:30 AM & 1 PM 

Additional Train Rides:
– 2nd Wednesdays of the month @ 11:30 AM
– Mon, June 19 @ 12 Noon
– Mon, Sept. 4 @ 12 Noon
DecemberCheck back for our 2023 holiday schedule!
* Regularly scheduled Thursday, June 8 11:30 AM train ride will be departing at 12 Noon.
**Regularly scheduled Saturday train rides on First Responders Day (9/9/23) and Diesel Days (10/21/23) will have modified departure times scheduled in conjunction with these events. Please see event pages for details and ticket information.
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.

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) $2
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)$6
B&O Members$4
Groups of 10-40 People$250
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

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