Gallitzin Tunnels Park & Museum, Gallitzin

#311 of 357 in Museums in Pennsylvania
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Museum & Community Building

The community heritage museum is located directly across the park area in the newly renovated community building which houses, in addition to the museum, borough offices, police station, modern library and archival room, with an up-to-date information retrieval system.

The museum area features a display of pictures depicting the community's industrial, social, and religious heritage. Many historical artifacts, donated by townspeople and railroad enthusiasts are prominently displayed in special kiosks. It houses a small souvenir shop supervised by a docent. Immediately adjacent to the museum is a 24 seat theater which has a schedule of video tapes, programs dealing with railroads, heritage and other current topics.

All buildings and parking are ADA compliant with the exception of a narrow corridor within the caboose. The building also features restrooms that are available during open hours of the museum, library or borough offices.

Tunnels Park

Our recently renovated park, adjacent to the Gallitzin Tunnels, exhibits a restored 1942 Pennsylvania Railroad N5C Caboose. Visitors can use the ramp and platform to climb aboard this unit. The caboose has been restored to its original 1942 condition where visitors can see the sleeping quarters, eating area, old fashioned pot bellied cooking and heating stove, cupola, air-brake system, lighting facilities, bathroom facilities, signal lights and an observation post looking down on the newly installed PRR Walkway. Children can romp in the play area which features a wooden train. An operating vintage PRR position-light signal "guards" the entrance to the park. Excellent area for picture taking. Handicapped accessible.

Open from Sunrise to Sunset, 7 days per week

Tour Groups Welcome - please call ahead!
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  • The tunnels are pretty neat to take a quick look at, especially if you like the idea that you might see a train coming through. As a fairly busy line, odds are good that if you stick around for more.....  more »

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