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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") 

Tours of the Robert Fulton Birthplace

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

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

Group Tours:  Tours for groups of 5 or more are provided by appointment year-round, weather- and ground conditions- permitting. School groups, senior communities, clubs, large families and other groups are encouraged to call for a group visit.  Please call 717-548-2679 (do not use email) to arrange a tour for your group. See below for entry fees.

        Rates for Guided Tours

Summer and Group Tours:  Admission for summer and group tours is $5.00 per adult over 18 years old, $3.00 per youth 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):   During the off-season, the rates are the same as above.  However, visitors are required to arrange their tour as a group and there is a minimum charge of $20.00 (such as 4 or more adults @ $5.00 or a combination of adults and youths).

                     Tour guide Stan White provides a summertime guided tour of the Robert Fulton Birthplace.