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Stewart Junction Railway Education Center
Professionally Designed and Staffed
Learning and Fun for All Ages
The Railway Education Center is the home of the Museum's Education Department, where a growing array of services are provided, ranging from hands-on model train opportunities and youngster play to special tours, training, scout and school programs, and advanced distance learning presentations. Adults are also served! Video above is from summer 2010.
Located in a late Victorian period freight station on Platform One of Rolling Stock Hall, this facility complements the nearby Steinman Station as part of a 1910 era exhibit area. Inside, the Museum's highly successful Railway Education Center provides greatly expanded programs.
The Railway Education Center provides stimulus,
planned learning through hands-on experience, and special facilities
for classroom learning, distance learning programs, and learning events
throughout the museum.
Learn More About What We Offer:
I'm a teacher, how can you help me?
We'll help you learn some easy, creative and effective ways to integrate transportation history and technology into your lessons. Workshops for teachers include samples of our hands-on education programs, behind-the-scenes Museum tours and interactive simulations.
I'm a student, what can I learn?
Learn about America's transportation heritage through the use of primary sources, vintage vehicles and artifacts from our world-class collection. We offer guided tours and workshops with interactive experiences. You will employ critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Do you have a summer camp?
Yes, it's called Barons and Builders Day Camp. See the details here.
How about Scouts and Youth Groups?
We offer one day or half day workshops where scouts and other youth groups can fulfill requirements toward their badges and ranks. Some details may be read in our Education Programs booklet.
Can you come to us?
Our Distance Learning program uses state-of-the-art video conferencing. We can also come to your location if arrangements are made.
Suppose I just want a tour of what's in the Museum?
General visitors may be offered tours, and specific arrangements can be made for structured tours.
Do you have a full list of your education programs?
Stewart Junction Railway Education Center is a gift to the Railroad Museum
from the North American Railway Foundation
and is named in honor the late James H. Stewart, Jr. The Foundation has been a major supporter of the Museum's efforts to tell the story of American railroading.
Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Assisted by the Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania