The B&O Railroad Museum (901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore) is gearing up to celebrate Black History Month with a new exhibit detailing the contributions of African Americans in the railroad industry.
Througout February, you can learn about passenger travel during the segregation era and find out more on the lives of the men and women who filled vital jobs in railroading.
And while you're there, make sure you check out the museum's primary attraction for the next three years, "The War Came by Train."
Just as the railroad's role changed throughout the Civil War, so are the artifacts on display. Year by year, the museum is switching out the military and personal artifacts each year of the war, 150 years later.
Some have never been on public display before. You'll be able to see textiles, lanterns, dining car china, communication devices, and the largest collection of Civil War-era equipment in the world, including locomotives and railcars.
Of course, a trip to a railroad museum wouldn't be complete without an actual train ride, right? Hop aboard a narrated, round-trip train ride to Mount Clare Mansion and Camp Carroll, the largest Union encampment in Baltimore.
The museum is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m and Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The B&O Railroad Museum is located about 60 minutes from downtown D.C. Admission: $16 adults; $10 kids.