Tuesday, July 11, 2017

RIDE A FIRST CLASS TRAIN, READ A BOOK @ THE B&O RAILROAD MUSEUM!

clip_image001B&O Railroad Museum Now offering

FIRST CLASS TRAIN RIDES

WHEN: The Mile One Express departs Thursday and Friday at 11:30am, Saturday at 11:30am & 2pm and Sunday at 1pm, April – December and weekends in January. Some blackout dates apply.
WHERE:
B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21223
ADMISSION: $18 adults, $16 seniors (60+), $12 children (2-12); With paid admission to the B&O Railroad Museum First Class Train Ride Tickets: $10 adults/seniors, $6 children
Groups of 20 – 45 may reserve the “Royal Blue” at a flat fee of $250. Space is limited. Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis. 
410-752-2490
www.borail.org

The B&O Railroad Museum is excited to announce its first class passenger service on board the Mile One Express train ride that travels along America’s first historic mile of railroad right-of-way. On board the historic 1948 “Royal Blue” Observation Lounge Car, passengers receive personal service from a living history steward and light refreshments.

clip_image001[5]“All Aboard” the READING RAILROAD!

This summer the B&O Railroad Museum is pleased to offer children reading programs to keep their minds active and vocabularies robust.

WHEN: Monday – Friday from 10am – Noon; museum hours Monday-Saturday (10am-3pm), Sunday (11am-4pm)
WHERE:  B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21223
410-752-2490
www.borail.org

The first program READING ON THE RAILS is the museum’s new literacy program for grades 1 – 4. Set against the industrial backdrop of railroading, the program encourages children to explore storytelling through immersive literary experiences including group story times, individual guided reading, word play activities and literary games.

Participants enjoy an engaging literary experience, strengthening their reading and language skills while learning from inside various railcars, before taking the fun outside to play literary games on the Museum’s campus.

This free program offers two sessions to participants, July 24 – 28 or August 7 – 11. Budding Readers (Grades 1 & 2) and Intermediate Readers (Grades 3 & 4) receive a free lunch too. Parents are encouraged to bring a bag lunch and join in on all the fun.  Reservations are required by downloading the registration form at http://www.borail.org/RoRReservationFormFillable.pdf.

For toddlers or preschool children the B&O Railroad Museum offers its Summer Reading Program, “I’ve Been Readin’ on the Railroad, now through August 21. Children who participate earn a free book and a chance to win an engineer’s outfit when they read 10 railroad-related books and complete and return the reading journal by August 21. Reading journals are available on-site at the B&O Railroad Museum or  downloadable at http://www.borail.org/summer-reading.aspx.

The B&O Railroad Museum™, a full 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 comprehensive collection of railroad artifacts in the Western Hemisphere 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.