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Special trips to railroad related areas are also made available several times a year.










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Events, Hours, Admission

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2016 Events and General Information Leaflet

2016 Calendar:

Breakfast With The Conductor & Catcher - Read Across America Day
Saturday, March 5, 2016 Details
Enjoy breakfast with our conductor and friendly mascot Catcher this morning. Stay in the Museum after breakfast, wear your favorite hat and enjoy stories about trains, railroads and other amazing people, places and things from special guests. We’ll supply a suitcase and you can pick up collectible stickers featuring a different railroad logo from the past as you travel from story to story throughout the day.

Charter Day
Sunday, March 13, 2016. Regular Museum hours

Observe the 334th birthday of the Commonwealth, amid Pennsylvania made and operated historic rolling stock, here at the Keystone State’s official railroad museum. Open to the public free of charge.

Rails & Ales
Saturday April 16, 2016.

Event Website. Program Leaflet.

Saturday, April 23 through Saturday, December 31.
Regular Museum hours. Included in the regular Museum admission.

National Train Day
Saturday, May 14.
Calling all trainiacs! Discover the rail way to travel, with activities for the entire family, including tours of Museum locomotives and railroad cars, hands-on history, fun facts about trains and a random drawing for prizes. Regular Museum hours. Included in the regular Museum admission. Details coming.

Reading Railroad Days
Sunday, July 3- Sunday, July 10. Regular Museum hours

Enjoy the remarkable Reading Railroad trains of eastern Pennsylvania history through tours of Reading Company equipment, a huge, operating model railroad and special presentations. Details.

Barons & Builders Day Camp
July 11 through July 15, for ages 9 & 10.
July 25 through July 29, for ages 11 & 12
Kids build, create, learn and play as they explore railroads and railroad history through a program of unique tours, innovative hands-on projects, field trips by train and special demonstrations. Details.

Conrail Days
July 23 and, July 24.
Presented in conjuncton with the Conrail Historical Society.

Model Railroading Day
Saturday, August 20 and Sunday August 21
9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Self-guided tours in Rolling Stock Hall, Second Floor Exhibit Gallery, Stewart Junction Railway Education Center, Outdoor Train Yard and Model Railroads. Details.

Members Day  Sept. 24.
Special presentations and other events for members of the Friends of the Railroad Museum. Details.

Garden Railways Tour. October 2, 1 pm to 5 pm
Enjoy a self-guided tour of several private homes which feature beautiful garden railways, operating layouts and special model train collections.   Garden Railways tour tickets are $10 per person for ages 6 and over. Tickets go on sale at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania beginning August 1, and at all Stauffers of Kissel Hill locations in central Pennsylvania on September 1. Details.

Trains and Troops. November 5 & 6.
Our traditional program recognizing the role of trains in supporting the nation's military efforts, and the troops themselves. Details.
Also, our Swing Train Dance on November 5. Details.

Home For The Holidays
Saturday, December 3 & Saturday, December 10. Regular Museum hours

Take a nostalgic glimpse at holiday rail travel. Meet costumed engineers, conductors, ticket agents and passengers representing the past century and enjoy seasonal music, festive decorations, more, among our world-class collection of trains. Included in the regular Museum admission. Details on Home for the Holidays. Christmas with the Conductor Party.

General Hours


January, February, March, November and December:
Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Sunday, 12:00 pm through 5:00 pm.

April through October:
Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Sunday, 12:00 pm through 5:00 pm.

Some days are operated by the Friends of the Museum as a service to the public. Regular admission and regulations apply at all times.


Days Open and Closed


Martin Luther King Jr Day: Monday, January 18
Presidents' Day: Monday, February 15
Easter: Sunday, March 27
Memorial Day: Monday, May 30
Independence Day: Monday, July 4
Labor Day; Monday, September 5
Columbus Day; Monday, October 10
Veterans' Day: Friday, November 11
Black Friday; Friday, November 25
Monday after Christmas:
December 26

New Year's Day: Friday, January 1.
Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 24.
Christmas:  Sunday, December 25.



  Tickets for general admission are not sold in advance, but may be purchased on the day of visit, except for a few special events as indicated.  

Adult (ages 12 – 64) $10
Senior Citizen (65+) $ 9
Youth (3 – 11) $ 8
Age 2 and under FREE
Groups (10 or more adults): Call for discounted rates.
School Groups: Contact the Museum for Programs and Prices.
Members of the Friends of the Railroad Museum and PHMC Associates are covered by special admission policies.
Also, persons presenting an Adult full admission stub/receipt from another PHMC site will be admitted for $9.00.
Discounted Admission for Travel and Motor Clubs.
Some structured educational programs are conducted by special reservation and subject to additional charge. See Educational Programs page for details.

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