Thursday, September 29, 2011

ONLY OPERATING CIVIL WAR STEAM LOCOMOTIVE IN AMERICA @ THE B&O


Railfest Steam Days Weekend
& Civil War Encampment
 
WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 10 AM – 4 PM & Sunday, October 9, 11 AM – 4 PM
WHERE
: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, 901 West Pratt Street
Baltimore
MUSEUM ADMISSION: $14 Adults, $12 Seniors, & $8 Children (2-12)
TRAIN RIDES (with paid admission): $3 Adults, $2 Children
FREE PARKING

The B&O Railroad Museum to demonstrate America’s only operating Civil War steam locomotive at its annual Railfest Steam Days, B&O #25, “William Mason.” Visitors may also take a train ride behind a 1950’s historic steam engine, the St. Elizabeth #4 and watch the historic William Mason operate under steam along the first commercial railroad track laid in America.

The War Came by TrainVisitors will exit the train and visit a Civil War camp on the grounds of Mount Clare Museum House. Members of the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry, Company E will talk about the life of Union soldiers and conduct demonstrations and military drill. Also joining the celebration is the Blacksmiths Guild of Central Maryland who will demonstrate unique skills and craftsmanship in performing one of the most essential jobs necessary for the successful operation of early railroads.

Daily programs include guided tours of the Museum’s new landmark exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, The War Came By Train, the world’s largest Civil War exhibit of railroad artifacts.