Happy Holidays, everyone! If you or your family is looking for something fun and interesting
to do this holiday season, I know the perfect family friendly event. The Wise Avenue
Train Garden is officially open at the Wise Avenue Volunteer firehouse.
This particular train garden is one of the biggest on the east coast and includes
“nine trains and six levels” according to Ron Matz from CBS. With this being the tenth
anniversary of 9/11, there will also be a special tribute to the fallen police officers and
fire fighters who lost their lives trying to save the victims from the terrorist attack.
According to Wayne Nickel, who is a volunteer firefighter, the special tribute will
include “a big suspension bridge commemorating the firefighters and police officers lost
on 9/11 in New York,” by including “patches of each police officer and firefighter who
passed away on the bridge.” Also new this year will be a clay display of “the Washington
Monument in Mount Vernon…made by a local gentleman.” Personally, I’m excited for
the 9/11 tribute this year.
If you visit the Wise Avenue Volunteer Firehouse website, you will see their post for
the Train Garden. The post includes the dates and times that the Train Garden will be
open along with the address and instructions for where visitors can park. The Train
Garden opened on November 28th and will be open until January 3rd with the hours being
6-9pm for weeknights and 12-9pm on weekends, with the Train garden being closed on
Christmas day so that the volunteer firefighters can spend the holiday with their families.
The firefighters would also like to remind visitors that parking is available in the rear of the
Wise Avenue Volunteer Firehouse located on 214 Wise Avenue Dundalk, MD 21222.
The firefighters work very hard on these displays for the annual Train Garden and would love
to see the excited faces of the visitors, so come on out and see these beautiful displays. As
always, the volunteer firefighters ask for a $1 donation at the door for visitors ages eight
and up so that they can continue this great holiday tradition.