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

Today’s Hours: Closed

Summer Camps & Scouting

Railroading Merit Badge Workshops

Please see below for Virtual Railroading Merit Badge Workshops.

Upcoming On-Site Workshop Dates:

Saturday, March 23, 2024. SOLD OUT!

Saturday, April 27, 2024.  SOLD OUT!

Saturday, May 18, 2024. SOLD OUT!

Saturday, June 22, 2024. SOLD OUT!

  • The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is the perfect place to earn the Railroading Merit Badge! Scouts will explore historic railroad equipment, operate a G scale model layout, take part in an Operation Lifesaver presentation and more! All requirements for the badge will be earned in one day (no prerequisites required!). Eligible scouts will have their blue cards signed at the end of the day by a certified Merit Badge counselor.
  • Tickets for Railroading Merit Badge Workshops are sold on Eventbrite only. Limited to 25 individual scouts, ages 11 to 17. Scouts must be accompanied by an adult. Workshops take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • All future workshop dates will be announced on our website, social media and email list.
  • Railroading Merit Badge Workshops are held at the Museum monthly from March through November, with the exception of July.

Workshop Ticket Options On Eventbrite:

2 Pack (1 Scout and 1 Accompanying Adult): $24
4 Pack (3 Scouts and 1 Accompanying Adult): $54

plus online ticket fees.


  • Museum membership does not apply to the Railroading Merit Badge Workshop fee.
  • We require adult chaperones for scouts at all times.
  • Every effort is made to adhere to the schedule, so please arrive on time.
  • Lunch is on your own.
  • Scouts are asked to wear class “A” or “B” uniforms.

Need a blue card for the workshop date? Printable Blue Card

Virtual Railroading Merit Badge Workshops On Zoom

Scouts can earn the Railroading Merit Badge virtually in the months of December, January and February.  The workshop is held in one 3-hour session on Zoom, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., led by a certified railroading merit badge counselor. All requirements to earn the merit badge will be completed in the session, EXCEPT the At-Home Requirement.

Virtual Merit Badge At-Home Requirements

Upcoming Virtual Workshop Dates:

Future virtual workshops will be announced at a later date.



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For more information, 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



Barons & Builders Summer Day Camps

Learn more.

For ages 9 and 10: Tuesday, July 9-Friday, July 12, 2024.  Register here.

Activity Sample

For ages 11 and 12: Tuesday, July 23-Friday, July 26, 2024. Register here.

Activity Sample

Sponsored by Mr. Marino J. III and Mrs. Stephanie Acri.