Spend the day at the B&O Railroad Museum which has tons of fun for preschoolers on up to adults.
The B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore holds the oldest and most comprehensive American Railroad collection in the world, and there is even a chance to ride a train on certain days.
Parents and older kids will appreciate the museum’s many exhibits and video presentations, and younger kids can take part in some of the many kids’ activities the museum offers. Kids can meet Choo Choo Blue, a young train who is just learning the ropes, or play in the Kids Zone, which has story times, activity sheets and interactive educational programs.
They can also take a kiddie train ride through the fictional town of Choo Choo Blueville, which displays 12 miniature buildings and running water. Tickets to ride the train are $2 per ticket or $5 for unlimited rides for one day for ages 2-12, in addition to the price of admission. Other fun rides are the B&O Train Carousel and the Happy Train. Each ride costs $2 per ride or $5 for unlimited rides for the day.
The whole family can ride the Mile One Express Thursdays through Sundays — a 20 minute round trip ride along the first commercial mile of railroad track laid in America. Train rides are Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m., Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for children with admission to the museum. Or take a train ride to Mount Clare Museum House for an extra fee.
Ages 2-5 can come to the Toddler Time event, held the firest and third Wednesday of each month through October. Children can listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, and take a kiddie train ride.
B&O Railroad Museum Admission
Admission to the B&O Railroad Museum costs $18 for adults, $16 for seniors (60+) and $12 for children ages 2-12.
B&O Railroad Museum Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
For details visit the
B&O Railroad Museum website.
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