Extended Guided Tour

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Go beyond our regular guided tours with an in-depth look at the EBT's remarkably intact historic shop complex!

Over the course of three hours, an expert guide will take you on a journey through the EBT’s common-carrier era history and operation as you explore nearly every accessible building in the railroad’s historic shop complex.

You’ll experience a day in the life of the East Broad Top… walking in the footsteps of the storehouse clerks, blacksmiths, machinists, car repairmen, and other craftsmen who kept the EBT rolling. You’ll delve into the common practices like casting, machining, and blacksmithing that drove American industry at the turn of the century in the remarkably preserved setting where that very work was performed over a century ago. You’ll also enjoy a demonstration of the belt-driven machine shop in action, with the stationary steam engine and line shafts operating on compressed air!

Don’t miss these unique opportunities to truly time travel through America’s industrial past and discover the rich history of the East Broad Top Railroad National Historic Landmark!

Tour Stops:

  • Freight Office
  • Roundhouse (Stalls 1-3)
  • Machine Shop
  • Blacksmith Shop
  • Foundry
  • Historic Air Brake Shop
  • Electrical Shop
  • Carpenter’s Shop
  • Paint Shop
  • Storehouse #1
  • Stone House

Accessibility

Every reasonable effort is made to accommodate those with special requirements on guided shop tours. However, due to the historic nature of the facility, this tour is not wheelchair accessible. Please contact our ticket office PRIOR to booking if with any accessibility questions.

Note: Tours are three hours in duration and require long periods of walking and standing over several uneven surfaces, including gravel, grass, and train tracks.

Store house which is a stop along the EBT Extended Guided Tour

Adult (13+) | $50

Groups of 20 or More: Please contact our station at (814) 447-3285 or info@eastbroadtop.com to book your reservation!

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