Baltimore experienced an avalanche of newly arrived immigrants between 1840 and1850. A large percentage were Irish, coming to America to escape the ?Great Hunger,? Ireland?s famine of 1845-1853. They settled in southwest Baltimore and promptly went to work for the vibrant Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.
Visitors can make the Irish Railroad Workers Museum part of an Irish Heritage walk, combining the B&O Railroad Museum, Irish Railroad Workers Museum, St. Peter’s the Apostle Church, and the Hollins Street Market. The Irish Railroad Workers Museum is a unique, non-staffed interpretive site that includes a house furnished to depict daily life for the Irish immigrant living in the late 1840s visible through a clear back wall; a garden; and other interpretive exhibits. Tours