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Father’s Day BYOPicnic to Hanover Junction at 11:30 am

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Father’s Day BYOPicnic to Hanover Junction at 11:30 am

Jun 16, 2019

Ride Time(s): 11:30

June 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Show dad some love this weekend! For Father’s Day Steam Into History presents Father’s Day BYOPicnic to Hanover Junction. Enjoy a beautiful ride on No. 17 through the countryside of York County with your family to Hanover Junction to have a  picnic lunch. Riders are encouraged to bring their own lunch basket and blanket for an old fashion picnic! Guests will also be able to enjoy large outdoor games like Bowling, Checkers ,Connect, Kerplunk, Bean Bag Toss, Corn Hole and Lawn Pong !

Outside your window is the beautiful York County  and the Heritage Rail Trail, while you enjoy this excursion to Hanover Junction. We will take you back in time to the 1860s, when President Lincoln rode these tracks on his way to Gettysburg to deliver his now-famous Gettysburg Address. Enjoy the scenic countryside and visit the Hanover Junction Museum on the stopover. ALL ABOARD!

The cars are pulled and pushed by the Steam locomotive.

The total excursion time is three hours.

Tickets will be available to be picked up at the ticket booth in the back of the gift shop on the day of the trip.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.

Season Sponsors: Bronze Sponsors Aero Energy and The Patrick Organization

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COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols:

Please reschedule your excursion if you recently tested positive for COVID-19, have been exposed, or are exhibiting symptoms.

Hand sanitizing stations are available at the ticket area, in the gift shop, and in restrooms.