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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Railroad Heritage Days Rolls Out Fun New Themes, Format

The City of Hagerstown Parks & Recreation is partnering again this year with the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum to present Railroad Heritage Days.  The new twist on this traditional family-friendly, entertaining event for train lovers of all ages is that Railroad Heritage Days will be celebrated one Saturday of each month through August.  Starting May 18, there will be a different fun theme to enjoy and each guest will receive a new souvenir ticket with their purchase to be punched at both sites for admission.

 

Admission Prices: Adults:  $5 … Children (ages 4-12):  $1 … Toddlers (ages 3 and under):  Free.  Visitors may make their admission purchases in advance at either site:  Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 296 South Burhans Boulevard or the City Park Train Hub, 525 Highland Way.

 

Dates & Themes: May 18, Locomotion:  Ride and Explore

                             June 15, Celebrate Summer Train Party

                              July 20, Christmas in July

                              August 17, Harry Potter & Magic

                                    *Saturdays, 10am-4pm

 

Parking: Available on Burhans Boulevard and Ridge Avenue for the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum; and for the City Park Train Hub, near and around the Hagerstown Railroad Museum in City Park and in the gravel lots along Highland Way.

 

The City of Hagerstown has long been referred to as the “Hub City” because of its location as the intersection of numerous transportation routes that run to and through it.  When looking at Hagerstown on the map, the convergence of the transportation routes appear to resemble spokes of a wheel with the City at the central “hub” where they meet.  Railroad Heritage Days at the City Park Train Hub and Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum is the event through which all participants are encouraged to learn, discover, and explore more of the Hub City’s rich railroading history.

 

For more information about Railroad Heritage Days and its new format, call Hagerstown Parks & Recreation at 301-739-8577, ext. 180 or the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum at 301-739-4665.  Visit online at www.hagerstownmd.org/cityparktrainhub or www.roundhouse.org

 

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