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April Open House at the Silver Spring B&O Station

April 6 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm

Step on Board! Explore Silver Spring’s Historic Railroad Station!

Free for All Ages: Family Friendly, Bring Your Inner Child!

Special Exhibit: Rockville’s Road to Brown

Learn about Montgomery County’s unique connection to Brown vs Board of Education. The road to equality in education was neither smooth nor straight. Who was William B. Gibbs, Jr. and how did his challenge to Montgomery County’s School Board for gross inequities in staff pay and student spending bring young NAACP lawyer Thurgood Marshall to Rockville? Learn how events here started the journey to the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court landmark case Brown vs Board and its historic impact on education in America. This exhibit is courtesy of Peerless Rockville.

Photo by Jerry A. McCoy

Other Highlights

Take a self-guided Tour outside & inside the Station

“Train Spot” under the canopy! Locomotives Galore! Wave at the Engineers!

Indoors, enjoy HO Scale Model Train Display, locomoting thru a 24-Hour Day in 7 1/2 minutes, Sunrise to Sunset to Sunrise!

Wooden toy train set hands-on! Little ones ride Thomas the Tank Engine

Visit Station Manager’s ticket office and 1945 telephone booth

See B&O “Drumhead,” Rail Photos, & Memorabilia of your original Downtown Silver Spring!

Enjoy Station Manager Robert Davis’ Brownie camera photos taken when he was 16 years of age!

Entrance and Parking during Construction of the Metro Branch Trail

A temporary security fence will be placed around the station during this time; access will be through a pedestrian gate.

The parking area adjacent to the historic B&O Silver Spring Station will remain closed until further notice. Limited parking will still be available at the lot in front of Progress Place. Additional parking also available at county garage #4 at 8100 Fenton St. plus public lot #18 at 938 Philadelphia Ave.

Bad Weather Events

Check back for closure information or visit us on Facebook.

Open House Co-Hosted by Montgomery Preservation & Silver Spring Historical Society!

montgomerypreservation.org

facebook.com/sshistory/

Day of event: 301-495-4915

This Station is a Montgomery County Historic Site, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and a Gem in Silver Spring’s Arts & Entertainment District. 

Silver Spring Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station

8100 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
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