Museums

Many of our museums offer a real educational and interesting in-site to the railroad industry, while some take you on a trip back in time and others feature rotating art exhibits. Many of the museums host special tours and events throughout the year. For hours, rates and special event calendars visit each museums' website.

  • Alto Model Train Museum Association, Inc.
    (814)-695-3246
    1401 2nd Avenue, Duncansville, PA 16635

    The largest model train displays in the area. 8 platforms with the finest details from towns to rail yards. Purchase equipment for your own setups. Children can enjoy Thomas Train play stations. Buses welcome. Open 9-4 Saturdays & Sundays. Located inside Antique Depot. Free admission.

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    Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum
    (814) 946-0834
    1300 9th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602

    America's only interactive Railroaders Museum: film, museum, gift shop, lobby show. Test your knowledge of the PRR. You don't have to be a rail fan to love this museum!

  • Gallitzin Tunnels Park & Museum
    (814) 886-8871
    411 Convent Street, Degol Plaza, Gallitzin, PA 16641

    Experience the thrill of monster engines emerging from the Allegheny Tunnel on Norfolk Southern's mainline. Visit a 1942 PRR Caboose. Enjoy exhibits & videos in the museum. Open Noon - 4pm. Closed November-April. Free Admission.

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    Gardners Candies and Ice Cream
    (814) 684-0857
    30 West 10th Street, Tyrone, PA 16686

    Gardners Candies, a 115 year tradition in downtown Tyrone, features the finest homemade chocolates, an old fashioned ice cream parlour & a unique candy museum.

  • Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
    (814) 946-4464
    1210 11th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601

    SAMA offers a rotating schedule of art exhibitions by local, regional & national artists, plus exhibitions culled from the museum's permanent collection. Hours: 10-5 Tues-Fri & 1-5 Sat. Closed Sunday & Monday. Free admission.

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    Swigart Antique Auto Museum
    (814) 643-0885
    Rt. 22 East, 3 miles East of Huntingdon, PO Box 21, Huntingdon, PA 16652

    Take a trip back in time. See 35 of the 150 cars including "Herbie the Love Bug" & two Tuckers. Also, emblems, license plates, bicycles, toys & more.

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    Tyrone Area Historical Society & Museum
    (814) 684-5141
    850 Pennsylvania Avenue , Tyrone, PA 16686

    The Tyrone History Museum features Tyrone related artifacts, photographs & displays. A timeline spanning 150+ years visually shows the borough's historical significance. Museum is located in the railroad station building. Free admission. Open April-December, Wednesday & Sunday 1-4.