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The Extraordinary Give November 17

The Extraordinary Give November 17

We’re excited to be a part of The Extraordinary Give again this year and are asking for your support on Friday, November 17.  Why?  Because you have the power to help us preserve and advance our nation’s railroad heritage during this 24-hour... Read more
Trains & Troops Come Marching In

Trains & Troops Come Marching In

Join our salute to American railroads and the United States military, service men and women, during the 23rd annual Trains & Troops at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania on Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5. The Red Rose Veterans... Read more
Rocket Launch October 27

Rocket Launch October 27

A launch of the 185-year-old Rocket steam locomotive into the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania’s world-class collection will take place during a ribbon cutting on Friday, October 27 at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend. Following the... Read more
On Track With Trains & Treats

On Track With Trains & Treats

There will be no tricks, just a fun family time with Trains & Treats at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 21. According to volunteer/program coordinator Elizabeth Myers, children visiting the Museum during Trains &... Read more
Jump, Jive & Swing: 1940s Swing Dance

Jump, Jive & Swing: 1940s Swing Dance

Tickets are now on sale for the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania’s 20th annual 1940s Swing Dance on Saturday, November 4, 2023, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This toe-tapping tribute to the Greatest Generation features the fantastic Moonlighters big... Read more
Railroad Heritage Day Set

Railroad Heritage Day Set

Railroad Heritage Day is set for Saturday, September 9 at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.  Some highlights of this family-friendly event include a: “Down By The Station” tour at 11:00 a.m., presented by Museum director Patrick C. Morrison.... Read more
Story Time With The Educator

Story Time With The Educator

Beginning September 5, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania will launch a series of train tales for tots during a new, twice-monthly Story Time With The Educator program. Designed for children ages 2 through preK and led by a Museum educator, Story... Read more
The Rocket Takes Off

The Rocket Takes Off

In its first move in 90 years, the 185-year-old Rocket steam locomotive recently took off from The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia to make its way to its new home at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Completed in March 1838, the Rocket was the... Read more
Three Days of Model Railroading

Three Days of Model Railroading

Who doesn’t love model trains?  The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania will offer three Model Railroading Days on Friday, August 18, Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20.   It’s a fun family event for all ages. Watch the world of operating... Read more
Garden Railways Tour

Garden Railways Tour

Tickets are now on sale for the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania’s Garden Railways Tour on Sunday, October 1, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  It’s a train family fun outing for all ages! Choose from among the five stops on this year’s 16th... Read more