The Museum will be open on Juneteenth, Wednesday, June 19, and on Independence Day, Thursday, July 4.

Today’s Hours: Closed

Learning In Motion

Education Programs at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

All Aboard! Learn about Pennsylvania’s railroad heritage through the use of hands-on activities, primary sources, vintage vehicles, and artifacts from the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania’s world-class collection.

We are more than just a history museum. Our education programs satisfy specific academic standards in history, math, science, language arts, geography, economics, and the arts.

A group of children from a local school taking a tour of the railroad museum

Guided Tours

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A Father and Son are enrolling in traveling digital program

Traveling/Virtual Programs

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Children are partaking in a workshop where they learn how railroad tracks are constructed.


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A class of children standing on the deck of a blue diesel locomotive

Summer Camps

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a group of people signing up for a self-guided tour at the Railroad Museum

Self-Guided Groups

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To schedule a program, please contact:

  • Juliette O’Connor, Museum Educator 2, (717) 687-8628, ext 3025, or by email
  • Jesse Shetrom, Museum Educator 1, (717) 687-8628, ext 3022, or by email
When You Call or Email:
  • Preferred date of your visit and 2 to 3 alternate dates.
  • A number of students and chaperones.
  • Age or grade level and any special needs or sensitivities of students.
  • Time of arrival.
  • Length of time allowed for your visit.
  • Program(s) of choice.
  • Lunch plans.
  • Do you have reservations to ride on the Strasburg Rail Road? Have you scheduled visits with other area attractions? If so, please let us know when you must depart the Museum.
  • Prices in this guide are subject to change.
  • A minimum of 10 paying visitors is required to qualify for group discounts. (Groups may be combined.)
  • Museum membership and other discounts, including library passes, do not apply to group education programs.
  • We require at least one adult chaperone for every ten students at all times.
  • Every effort is made to adhere to the schedule, so please arrive on time. If your group is more than 30 minutes late, we reserve the right to cancel the program, offering a self-guided option.
  • Leave enough time for restroom breaks and visits to the Whistle Stop Shop, our Museum store.
  • Reservations cannot be made on days when the Museum is closed. See “Hours of Operation” for details.