The Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum seeks to preserve the stories and contributions of Central Pennsylvanians who left an imprint on their communities, industry, and nation. Museum displays include a rich array of artifacts, immersive environments, and life-size dioramas of railroad workers performing various tasks typical of the Altoona Shops.
The museum features special events, orientation films presenting a colorful context of the city’s railroading community and The Railroaders Callboard, an interactive database with approximately 19,200 railroaders, profiling 170 years of service and spanning four railroads. A well-stocked gift shop also offers apparel, books and specialty items for purchase by the visiting public.
First opened in 1980, the museum relocated in 1998 to the Pennsylvania Railroad’s former Master Mechanic Building. Constructed in 1882, the structure was used for a century of railroad operations.
You don’t have to be a rail fan to love this museum. Test your knowledge of the Pennsylvania Railroad by visiting the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum, America’s only interactive Railroaders Museum!