We Are A Blue Star Museum

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania will join museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program which provides free admission to currently-serving U. S. military personnel and their families this summer.  The 2021 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15, 2021 and end on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021.

The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States military — Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U. S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps — and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID) or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.

Blue Star Museums include children’s museums, art, science and history museums, zoos, gardens, lighthouses and more from all 50 states, as well as the District Of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands.  You can find the list of participating museums here.

Blue Star Museums is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and participating museums nationwide.

“The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is proud to take part in the Blue Star Museums program for military families again this summer,” says Museum director Patrick Morrison.  “The staff and Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania sincerely appreciate and thank our troops and their families for their service.”

He adds, “We also offer free admission to our active duty service personnel year-round.  Please note that currently, due to COVID-19 protocols, the Museum is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. until further notice. Follow the website and social media for any important updates as to operating days and hours.”