Price: $7.00 per student. For every 5 students, 1 chaperone is admitted free. Additional chaperones are $9.00 per person.
Students will get their tickets at a train station, get their tickets punched aboard a passenger car, build a section of railroad track, and shovel coal into a steam locomotive’s firebox.
Students will sort mail as railway postal clerks, inspect trains as freight conductors, use flag signals as brakemen, and load and unload baggage from a passenger train as baggage handlers.
Students will explore the innovations that made railroads faster, safer, and more efficient. Along the way, they will see what these innovations meant for those who worked or rode on the railroad. During the tour, students will be invited to climb aboard some of the locomotives and rail cars from the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania’s collection.
Juliette O’Connor, Museum Educator
(717) 687-8628 ext 3025