Guided Tours

Price: $5.00 per student.  For every 5 students, 1 chaperone is admitted free.  Additional chaperones are $9.00 per person.

Primary

Working on the Railroad “A”

Recommended for Preschool-Grade 3
(Ages 4-8) • 90 Minutes

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.

 

Working on the Railroad “B”

Recommended for Grades 4-5
(Ages 9-10) • 90 Minutes

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.

Secondary

Parade of Power Tour

Recommended for Grades 9-12
(Ages 14-18) • 60 minutes

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.

To schedule a program, please contact:
· Troy Grubb, Museum Educator, (717) 687-8628, ext 3022, or by email here.
· Juliette O’Connor, Museum Educator, (717) 687-8628, ext 3025, or by email here.

When You Call or Email:
· Preferred date of your visit, as well as 2 to 3 alternate dates.
· 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.  We have a space to eat lunch.  Subject to availability.
· 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.

Reminders:
· Prices in this guide are subject to change.
· A minimum of 10 paying students/scouts 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 instead.
· Leave enough time for restroom breaks, as well as 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.