Help make a world-class museum even greater – your financial support makes a difference!

The progress of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania rests on three financial supports:

  • Basic operating and infrastructure resources provided by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, an instrumentality of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and owner of the Museum.
  • A continuing and strong effort of the Friends of the Museum (FRM), involving contribution of tens of thousands of skilled volunteer hours, financial support and advocacy efforts.  As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, the
  • Friends organization is able to apply for and accept grants, with certain tax benefits available to the donor.
    Direct financial contributions from individuals and corporations.  Such support has included donation of railroad equipment, significant exhibit materials, contributions dedicated to certain purposes, and general support arrangements.

Shape the future of railroad history! Donate to this year’s All Aboard campaign.

Gifts to the Museum may be made to the Friends of the Railroad Museum in cash, securities and many forms of personal property in unrestricted form or directed to specific needs of the Museum. In addition to the Friends’ Annual Giving Program (ALL ABOARD), the permanent Endowment Fund, deferred giving options, memorial and naming opportunities also are available to the donor.  Donors may support education, preservation and library/archives development, sponsor special events, endow staff positions and underwrite exhibitions and publications.  For more information, contact the Development Office at 717/687-8628, ext 3007.


ALL ABOARD – Annual Giving Program of the Friends of the Railroad Museum

ALL ABOARD is the annual fund drive of the Friends of the Railroad Museum and consists of contributions from individuals, corporations, railroad associations, civic groups and many others. The campaign is conducted annually; contributions are welcome at any time. Each year, we suggest certain priority areas for contributions.

We offer two easy ways to contribute to any of our funding programs:
Make an on-line donation here or print and mail in this form.

For further information, contact Museum Advancement Director, Deborah Reddig at: 717 687-8628 or