Annual Train Exhibit
HERSHEY-DERRY TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY TRAIN DISPLAY opening on November 14, 2016.
Intended for train enthusiasts of all ages, the exhibit showcases multiple trains and over 25 interactive displays on a large-scale layout. The exhibit features handcrafted historic Hershey landmarks such as the Cocoa Inn, the Derry Church Schoolhouse, the Hershey train depot, and a historic Hershey trolley, and Derry Presbyterian Church Sessions House. Hands-on controls for trains and miniature amusement rides attract the youngest of engineers.
Admission: $1 for children/students under 18; $2 for adults, or $5 per family. Members are free. Admission donations benefit the Historical Society library, museum and educational programs and events.
Starting November 25th , the Society will be open daily, except Sundays, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. through December 31 st . (Note: the train will only operate until 4:00 p.m.)
The display closes at 12 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
The train exhibit will remain on display until January 7 th , resuming operation during regular Society business hours after January 1st.
Our Holiday Open House will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2016, from 6:00-8:00PM with trains chugging, the Hershey Community Chorus singing, and more!
Take a Trip with Us!
Our 2017 Regional One Day Trips
- Thursday, March 20 - Washington, D.C. Spy Museum and National Portrait Gallery
- Thursday, April 27 - Bedford, PA Flight 93 Memorial & Historic Bedford Springs Hotel
- Wednesday, May 17 - Baltimore, MD H.P Rawlings Conservatory, Walters Art Museum & Fort McHenry
Plus these 2017 International Destinations!
- September 11 - 24, 2017 -
In the Footsteps of Major Dick Winters - European WWII Battlefield Expedition
- November 30 - December 8, 2017
CUBA INCLUDING a day at Hershey, Cuba (exclusive to our itinerary!)
Be A Member
Thanks to your membership support, we provide superior research opportunities and open community access to Derry Township history from 1729 until today. Discover what is unique about our community! Connect to your roots through our genealogical records and library, take an exclusive tour of a local historic site or learn more about your historic home.
The Mission of the Hershey - Derry Township Historical Society is dedicated to preserve, promote, and interpret the history of Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.
Hours & Admission
HERSHEY-DERRY TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY TRAIN DISPLAY opening on November 14, 2016. The museum is open Monday thru Friday and every other Saturday.
Normal (non-holiday) Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (extended holiday hours during November and December on Sat. until 4:30pm)
Suggested admission donation:
Adults $2 Children $1
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