Group & Student Tours

Tour Group Admission Fees:

Call (570) 326-3326 for tour options and group discount rates.

School Group Tour Admission Fees: ***

  • Students: $3.00
  • Teachers: Free
  • Adult Chaperones: $3.50

***Through the generosity of two retired educators, grant funds are available to student groups from East Lycoming, Montgomery, Jersey Shore and Muncy Area School Districts to defray district transportation costs and student admission fees. Call for information.

Shempp Train Exhibit :Smith Bicycle

Explore the history of north central Pennsylvania and discover the major events of our region’s history while learning about everyday life, at different times in our history. The story unfolds through exhibits, galleries and period rooms on the museum’s two levels.

With expert staff, fine collections, and fully accessible facilities, the Taber Museum designs and delivers educational services to thousands of children and adults annually. Engage your students in the excitement of learning through our curriculum-linked programs.

Spend the day immersed in the history of the region. Call ahead to reserve a tour guide or for group reservations.

Tour guides are available to provide a structured tour or just to answer questions and our staff can work with you to develop themed tours. The General Highlights Guided Tour for students or groups takes approximately one and a half hours, and includes:

  • American Indians in Lycoming County. Discover the changing cultures of the region’s first settlers beginning 12,000 years ago. To enhance their experience, students may step inside an archaeological excavation and climb into a replicated dugout canoe.
  • Frontier Life. Pioneer times come to life in the Frontier exhibit through the many tools and house wares on exhibit. Learn how these early settlers coped under harsh conditions and with limited supplies.
  • 19th Century Lycoming County. Peek through the windows of a re-created general store to see some of the things people needed, wanted, or thought were extravagant. Visit a one-room school to view a collection of inkwells, slates, and books that illustrate children’s education at the turn of the 19th & 20th centuries. Get a glimpse into the homes of 19th century residents through the Greek Revival and Victorian Parlor period rooms.
  • The Lumbering Industry. Lumbering was so vital to the region’s growth and prosperity in the 19th century, Williamsport became known as the Lumber Capital of the World. Learn the importance of the Susquehanna Log Boom, the process of lumbering, and the devastating effect it had on the environment.
  • Hall of Farming, Crafts, and Industry. This hall presents a timeline of local industry from pioneer times to the 20th century. Highlights include a wood worker’s shop, a grist mill, and a blacksmith shop. If you like old tools, implements and machinery, this room has them all.
  • Larue Shempp Model Train Exhibition. This unique exhibition, one of the finest in the U.S., also features two working layouts for visitors to operate and enjoy.

After the tour, spend some time in our shop, which has a good selection of souvenirs, books and gifts.

We look forward to seeing you!