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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.

2018 Summer Tours:  Guided tours of the Robert Fulton Birthplace are provided for individuals, families and small groups on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from Memorial Day in May through Labor Day in September.  Open hours are 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Saturdays and holidays (Memorial Day, Labor Day) and 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 and 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 2018 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):   The individual admission charge is $5.00 per individual over 18 years, $3.00 per youth 6 to 18 years old (or 2 for $5.00).  Please note that from September to May 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.