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Operating Hours & Tours

Archive Hours for Genealogy Research and Inquiries      

Solanco Historical Society's archive is open every Wednesday from 9:00 A.M. to noon year-round.  From September through May (before Memorial Day), it is also open on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  The archives building is located across the highway from the Robert Fulton Birthplace on Robert Fulton Highway (Route 222) near Swift Road in the red brick warehouse building.  The archives building is handicapped-accessible.  

(Also see the page "Collections - Family Research & Rates") 

Tours of the Robert Fulton Birthplace, Garden and Trail

Tours of the Robert Fulton Birthplace are available every summer from Memorial Day through Labor Day on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M.  They are provided on a first-come, first-served basis to couples, families and small groups. An introductory video program is provided to visitors and follow-up information is provided by the Solanco Historical Society's docent volunteers.  Visitors can then browse the furnishings and exhibits inside the Birthplace and walk through the adjacent kitchen garden.  Behind the Birthplace there is a 1-1/2 mile nature trail for a hike through several habitats - woodland, meadow and wetlands - to view wildflowers, butterflies, birds, deer and any other wildlife that are present.    

After Labor Day the Robert Fulton Birthplace is open by appointment on Saturdays.  Please call 717-548-2679 on a Wednesday morning or leave a message, clearly stating your name, telephone number and preferred date.  

We request that visitors who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 wear a mask while inside the Birthplace to protect themselves and others.  

        Admission Rates for Tours

Admission for tours is $5.00 per adult over 18 years old and $3.00 per youth 6 to 18 years old (or 2 for $5.00). There is no charge for Solanco Historical Society members and children 5 years old and under.

Please note:  During the off-season (Sept.-May), the rates are as stated above, however visitors are required to arrange their tour as a group and there is a minimum charge of $20 (such as 4 or more adults at $5 each or a combination of adults and youths).


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