About the Museum
The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania houses one of the most significant collections of historic railroad artifacts in the world. Devoted to preserving and interpreting the broad impact of railroad development on society, the Museum:
- Displays over 100 locomotives and cars from the mid-19th and 20th centuries, including the priceless Pennsylvania Railroad Historical Collection.
- Has restored many of these unique survivors to original appearance, and pursues a major restoration program.
- Conducts educational programs for all ages, provides tours and holds special events, many in cooperation with outside organizations. The innovative Railway Education Center provides a focus for exciting learning.
- Houses extensive exhibits of railroad artifacts, plus priceless art work, books, photographs and corporate railroad material.
- Recognizes that railroad history is alive and continues being made in this new millennium. The Museum uses new technologies to preserve and interpret the unfolding story.
- Seeks to enhance its world-class status through a process of steady improvements involving public-private partnerships.
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The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania makes every attempt to make all visitors feel welcome. Individuals with special needs who may require assistance should call the Museum ahead of time to discuss arrangements. Access to certain areas / exhibits may be subject to safety, staffing,and preservation factors. Pennsylvania TDD relay service is available at 800-654-5984. We will be happy to explain our access and programs.
The Museum is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), with the active support of the Friends of the Museum (FRM), which welcomes new members.
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