Ride along the same route that carried President Lincoln from Washington, DC to Gettysburg, PA, where he delivered one of the greatest speeches in American History!

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General and Mrs. Robert E. Lee on the Hanover Junction Flyer with No. 17 at 1:00 pm

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General and Mrs. Robert E. Lee on the Hanover Junction Flyer with No. 17 at 1:00 pm

Oct 6, 2019

Ride Time(s): 1:00

October 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

General and Mrs. Robert E. Lee are brought to life by living historians Frank and Bonnie Orlando. Learn about these two great Americans as friends, husband and wife, father and mother, military tactician and superintendent of West Point, the Lady of Arlington and the great-granddaughter of Martha Washington. At the same time, learn why Robert E. Lee rejected the command of the US Army when it was offered to him in April of 1861.

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 coaches are pushed and pulled by our steam locomotive.

This excursion is two and a half 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

Learn about each of our coaches here.

Many thanks for the support of our 2020 season bronze sponsors:

   

COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols:

  • Face masks are required for guests and NCR staff and volunteers while on the property, on the train, and in the gift shop. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided.
  • Guests who have been exposed to COVID-19 or are exhibiting symptoms will be asked to reschedule their excursion for another date.
  • Train coaches, gift shop, ticket area, restrooms, and all other public spaces will be cleaned before each train excursion following CDC guidelines.
  • All tickets should be purchased online if possible. Day-of tickets can be purchased at the designated ticket area inside the building (credit cards preferred).
  • Assigned seating will be used in each coach for social distancing.
  • 1 member per ticketed group will be permitted inside to pick up or purchase tickets at the building ticket window. A limited number of guests are allowed in the gift shop to ensure 75% capacity or less.
  • Guests will enter through the handicap entrance along Front Street and exit through the front door on Main Street.
  • Guests will be asked to wait outside for the train. Limited waiting areas will be available in the building when inclement weather.
  • Family members should help others in their party access the train and disembark from the train.
  • Windows and coach doors will be operated by NCR staff and volunteers only.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the property.
  • Food and beverages are not permitted on the train.