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First Responders Day
September 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
First Responders Day at the B&O honors those who answer the call and aims to educate the public about their lifesaving practices. First Responders Day will feature a bomb squad display, fire extinguisher demonstration, various police and firefighting equipment for visitors to see and learn about, and controlled collision & extraction demonstrations to highlight the importance of motorists yielding to trains at railroading crossings. Plus, Operation Lifesaver will be on-site to help educate visitors about railroad crossing safety. In acknowledgement of the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, visitors are also invited to join us for a special honor guard ceremony and moment of remembrance in the Roundhouse at 12:30 PM.
All visitors, including B&O Members and First Responders, must reserve tickets in advance for train ride to controlled collision. Train ride ticket includes cost of regular Museum admission and is free for B&O Members and First Responders with valid ID.
Train Ride to Site of Controlled Collision
11:30 AM & 1:30 PM
Adults: $6 with admission
Kids: $4 with admission
B&O Members: Free
First Responders (With Valid ID): Free