Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend: A Celebration of Freedom

Sun Jan 16, 2022
Various times
All Ages
Adults $25; Children $16

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the B&O Railroad Museum, recently dedicated as a Network to Freedom Underground Railroad Site. The museum will have special programming exploring the concept of freedom on Sunday, Jan. 16 and Monday, Jan. 17, including kid-focused educational activities. These events are included with the price of admission.

The full schedule of events for Sunday and Monday are as follows:

Sunday, January 16

  • 11:30am: Train Ride 
  • 12-2pm: Kids Activity in Roundhouse
  • 1pm: Train Ride 
  • 2-2:15pm: Introductions: Kris Hoellen & Rev. Montgomery from Union Baptist  
  • 2:15 -2:30pm: Brief history of UGRR and B&O
  • 2:30-3:15pm: Choir Recital and Youth Readings
  • 3-4pm: Kids Activity in Roundhouse resumes
  • 3:15-3:45pm: “From Slavery to Civil Rights” Public Tour 

Monday, January 17

  • 10am -12pm: Kids Activity in Roundhouse
  • 12pm: Train Ride 
  • 1-1:30pm: “From Slavery to Civil Rights” Junior Tour
** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
** Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an activity appears too crowded, try using the "nearby" search feature on our activity calendar to find something else to do.
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