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Operating Hours & Tours

Archive Hours for Genealogy Research and Inquiries

Year-round:  Wednesdays from 9:00 A.M. to Noon  
From September through May:  On the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9:00 A.M. to Noon 

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

Robert Fulton Birthplace Guided Tours

Birthplace tours are provided by the Society's member volunteers.

Summer Tours:  Guided tours of the Robert Fulton Birthplace are provided for individuals, families and small groups on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day in May through Labor Day in September. Open hours are Saturdays from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Sundays and holidays from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Tours are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. See the entrance fees below.

Group Tours:  Tours for groups of 5 or more are provided by appointment year round, weather- and ground conditions- permitting. School groups, clubs, historical societies, railroad societies and other groups are encouraged to call for a group visit. To arrange a group tour, please call 717-548-2679 (do not use email). See rates below.

        Rates for Guided Tours:

Summer and Group Tours:  Admission during 2017 is $5.00 per individual over 18 years old, $3.00 per child 6 to 18 years old (or 2 children for $5.00). There is no charge for Solanco Historical Society members and children 5 years old and under.    
Off-Season Tours (September to May):   Tours for groups are preferred during the off-season. The individual admission charge is $5.00 per individual over 18 years, $3.00 per child 6 to 18 years old (or 2 for $5.00), with a minimum charge of $20.00 (4 or more adults and children).  There is no charge for Solanco Historical Society members or for children 5 and under. 

Director Stan White provides a summertime
guided tour of the Robert Fulton Birthplace