Monday, October 5, 2015

THE B&O RAILROAD MUSEUM IS LETTING OFF A LOT OF STEAM THIS OCTOBER

Welcome to the B & O Railroad Museum

clip_image001During the month of October the B&O Railroad Museum celebrates the Golden Age of Steam! This year the Museum has added several new events for adults and children. Check out all that is planned as we let off a lot of STEAM!

WHERE: B&O Museum, 901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore

Gears & Beers
October 10

For one day only the B&O Railroad Museum will provide visitors with musical performances by three regional steampunk bands – Eli August, Positronic Cats, and Nightwatch Paradox. Each band will provide two performances beginning at 11am and ending at 3:15pm. Steampunk can be described by many definitions and through many interpretations, however, in three short words, steampunk is Victorian science fiction. A beer garden will be available for adults 21 years or older. Designated drivers will receive free admission and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. The Museum will also be offering steam train rides behind the historic steam locomotive the #4 St. Elizabeth at 11:30am and 2:00pm.

Steamin’ Saturdays
October 10, 17, 24, & 31

Every Saturday in October at 11:30am & 2:00pm the B&O Railroad Museum will offer historic steam train rides behind #4 St. Elizabeth. This steam engine was built in 1950 by the H. K. Porter Company and hauled coal for the U.S. Government’s St. Elizabeth Hospital in Washington D.C.  This 20-minute round-trip steam train ride travels along America’s first commercial mile of railroad right-of-way.

Witches & Wizards Day
October 24
Sponsored by Century Engineering

For one day only young witches and wizards will discover the world of wizardry and magic. The Wizards Express departs Platform 2 ¾ at 11:30am & 2pm for a real steam train ride. Young wizards & witches will also enjoy:

  • an enchanted walk through the B&O’s Magical World of Magic and the Magical Object Tour
  • Herbology, Edible Potions, Wand Making, & Hat Making classes
  • Hands-on STEAM educational experiments at the Young Wizards Academy
  • Quiddich game
  • Wizard Show

Children are encouraged dress in their favorite magical costume.

Halloween Toddler Time & Costume Parade
October 28
Sponsored by TESSCO Technologies

For one day only at 10:30am Toddlers listen to a railroad story, create a craft and follow Choo Choo Blue, the museum’s mascot, for a Halloween costume parade through the B&O Roundhouse and its collection to “trick or treat” some special treats.

Every day in October! Visitors enjoy educational programs relating to the Golden Age of Steam power and learn about the B&O’s one-of-a-kind historic steam engine collection.

Join us as we let off a lot of STEAM!!

Museum Hours: Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 11am-4pm
Admission: $18 Adults, $16 Seniors (60+), $12 Children (2-12), and free for B&O Members.

Train Rides: With paid admission train rides are an additional $3 for adults, $2 for  children, and free for B&O Members.

Steam Train Rides are offered the first weekend in October every hour on the hour and Saturdays throughout the entire month of October at 11:30am & 2pm.

Diesel train rides in October are offered Thursdays & Fridays at 11:30am and Sundays at 1:00pm.

About the B&O Railroad Museum:
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American railroading and its impact on American society, culture, and economy. The Museum is home to the oldest, most important and comprehensive collection of American railroad artifacts in the world including an unparalleled roster of 19th and 20th century railroad equipment. The 40-acre historic site is regarded as the birthplace of American railroading and includes the 1851 Mt. Clare Station, the 1884 Baldwin Roundhouse, and first mile of commercial railroad track in America. For further information on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, please call 410-752-2490 or visit www.borail.org

About Mount Clare Museum
Mount Clare, the 1760 Georgian summer home built by Charles Carroll, Barrister, is the oldest house in Baltimore City and is located in historic Carroll Park, West Baltimore.  Original furnishings of the Barrister, his wife, Margaret Tilghman Carroll, and their heirs have been preserved in the house and provide an accurate interpretation of the grand style of 18th century colonial living.  The museum is open for guided tours on the hour, Thursday through Sunday beginning at 11am, last tour at 3 pm. Free parking.  For more information please call 410-837-3262 or visit www.mountclare.org.