All aboard for the B&O Railroad Museum! Considered the birthplace of American railroading, this 40-acre historic campus in Baltimore’s Mount Clare neighborhood features an unrivaled collection that reveals the drama of American railroading, its people, culture, and legacy. The only museum of its kind to partner with the Smithsonian Institution, the collection at the B&O Railroad Museum represents the most complete and historically relevant exhibitions of any railway museum in existence.
“The War Came By Train,” commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, is the largest collection of Civil War railroad equipment in the world. Each year the display pieces change to correspond with a unique year of the war, with 2011 having focused on 1861. Visitors are “guided” through the exhibition with video presentations, displays, and kid-friendly activities along the way.
Speaking of kid-friendly, meet B&O’s newest (and youngest) locomotive, Choo Choo Blue! Families can look for the Choo Choo Blue logo throughout the museum for fun and interactive activities about railroading. But it isn’t just Choo Choo Blue the kids are clamoring for, Santa is ditching the reindeer and arriving to the museum in style this December aboard a steaming locomotive! To welcome Mr. and Mrs. Claus, the B&O’s Roundhouse exhibit has been transformed into a winter wonderland complete with toys, model trains, holiday decorations, and more.
Find out more about the B&O Railroad Museum by visiting them on the web at borail.org or their related sites below.
The B&O Railroad Museum
901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
Neighborhood: Mount ClareSource: borail.org