pointinghandvintageimagegraphicsfairy2  2018 AGE OF STEAM ROUNDHOUSE TOURS

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Spring has sprung, and the Age of Steam Roundhouse will be open for group tours 3 days a week this summer!

 

Our first Non-Group Tour Day has SOLD OUT!

April 30, 2018 - Our first Non-Group Tour Day had a great response, and we've filled all tour spots for that day!  Watch this space for additional annoucements for more opportunities for small groups, families and individuals to visit AoSRH.

Located among the Amish farms just south of Sugarcreek, Ohio, the Age of Steam Roundhouse is an operating museum with a collection of 20 historic steam locomotives, two-dozen diesels and 50 railroad cars. The AoSRH facility is housed in a beautiful, timber-framed, brick roundhouse containing 18 stalls, has a 115-foot turntable and backshop doing locomotive repairs. AoSRH is owned by the tax-exempt Jerry & Laura Jacobson Foundation.

From May 3, 2018, to October 27, 2018, AoSRH will be OPEN THREE DAYS A WEEK for pre-scheduled group tours on THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS at 10:00 am, 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm.

The Age of Steam Roundhouse is a real, working locomotive repair facility. Due to OSHA laws, fire code rules and insurance regulations, we cannot let people walk around unescorted at the Age of Steam Roundhouse. For your safety, all AoSRH visitors must be in pre-scheduled tour groups.

All visitors must be escorted by an AoSRH tour guide. Since it is not practical for each individual or small group to have its own, personal tour guide, we have set the new minimum size for tour groups at 30 people.

Use the Contact Us link at the top of the page to schedule a tour for your club, group or organization to visit Age of Steam Roundhouse. We have hosted railfans and retirees, farmers and Model-T car owners, and church groups and Scout troops.

Don’t have a club? Get your friends together, reserve a date and time with us, and come to Sugarcreek for your tour. Or, coordinate several unrelated groups to arrive at AoSRH at the same time to take their scheduled tours.

COME SEE:

  • our spectacular, 18-stall, timber-framed, brick roundhouse and 115-foot turntable
  • our collection of 20 iron horses, from diminutive 0-4-0 saddle-tankers to a giant 2-8-4 and 4-8-4
  • beautifully restored steamers, resplendent in shiny paint and ready for your camera lens
  • some rough locomotive hulks, indoors and ready to be restored
  • our fully-outfitted backshop with two locomotives being rebuilt back to operational status
  • old freight cars, passenger cars, and diesels, as well as all sorts of other railroad items

Before arriving at the Age of Steam Roundhouse for your pre-scheduled tour, everyone in your group needs to wear proper shoes that cover their entire feet (no sandals, no flip-flops, no beach shoes—no exceptions!), sign a liability release (sorry, no children under the age of 5), and wear old clothes because a railroad roundhouse can be a dirty place. There is an admission charge of $20.00 per person (cash or check only). Sorry, no credit cards.

Also new for 2018, we will no longer request that you refrain from sharing photos taken in our facility via social media now that major construction is complete. Like most museums, we will still restrict commercial use of photos from AoSRH without permission. We look forward to seeing your best shots at #AgeofSteamRoundhouse.

Pre-scheduled group tours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from May 3 through October 27, 2018, can be scheduled by using the Contact Us link. Please use the same link to have additional tour information e-mailed to you. We hope to see you soon at Age of Steam Roundhouse!

UPDATE - The Age of Steam Roundhouse is pleased to announce that it will host a NON-GROUP TOUR DAY on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Guided tours for individuals and smaller groups will be offered at 10:00 am, 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm. AoSRH tours are usually available only to large groups of 30 or more people. Since not everyone is a member of a group, however, Non-Group Tour Day will allow individuals and smaller groups to visit, tour and photograph the beautiful Age of Steam Roundhouse. These guided tours will be the same tour normally offered to large groups.

Parties interested in AoSRH's Non-Group Tour Day will be required to pre-register just as large groups must do. Please use the Contact Us link to provide us with your information, including your preferred tour time.. We will respond via email with confirmation and other information that all tour-takers must read, including liability releases that everyone must sign prior to entry.

All requests for tour times will be answered in the order in which they are received. First come, first served. This will be our first attempt at tours for individuals, families and small groups. If successful, we shall do it again later this summer.

We hope to see you on Saturday, June 9, 2018 for Age of Steam Roundhouse's first Non-Group Tour Day. Sign up now!