Robertsdale Museum

The Robertsdale Museum’s regular season will begin Sat May 4, 2024. See full list of dates below.

Please note that Robertsdale is NOT the location to ride East Broad Top Railroad trains. They depart from Rockhill, PA.

The Friends of the East Broad Top Museum presents the history of the East Broad Top Railroad & Coal Company, the industries it served in the surrounding area and the culture of the railroad, its employees and customers. The museum’s current exhibits are located in the historic Rockhill Iron and Coal Company Post Office and also includes the East Broad Top Railroad Station. Three original East Broad Top hoppers are now on display adjacent to the station on a section of restored track.

The Robertsdale Company Square, Col Company Office a left,  Coal Company Post Office at center, EBT Station at right.
The Robertsdale Company Square, Coal Company Office a left, Coal Company Post Office at center, EBT Station at right.

For 2024 the museum will be open Saturdays May through October from 10 AM to 5 PM. The museum will also be open to coincide with the East Broad Top Railroad’s Easter on the Rails event in April and Christmas in Coal Country in December. Those events take place in Rockhill, PA.

Railbike Tour in Robertsdale
Railbike Tour in Robertsdale

Admission to the FEBT Robertsdale Museum is FREE, but donations to our Restoration Fund are happily accepted and help our continued efforts to fully restore the East Broad Top Railroad.

Railbike tours of the historic mine district are available on over a mile of restored East Broad Top mainline narrow gauge track.

Walking tours of the EBT yard and mine area are offered at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM each day the museum is open. Good walking shoes for uneven terrain are recommended for the tour.

The museum includes a gift shop with a variety of EBT, railroad and coal mining items. Credit cards are accepted.

During select Archives Days at the museum, select items from the East Broad Top Archives and Special Collections will be on display and you can talk with Archivist Julie Rockwell.

On days marked Library Open, items in the FEBT Library will be available upon request. Visit the FEBT Library Page for more information.

2024 Museum Schedule

FEBT Robertsdale Museum
FEBT Robertsdale Museum Exhibits
  • Saturday Mar 23 (during EBT Easter on the Rails)
  • Saturday Mar 30 (during EBT Easter on the Rails)
  • Saturday May 4
  • Saturday May 11
  • Saturday May 18 – Library open
  • Saturday May 25
  • Saturday June 1
  • Saturday June 8 – Archives day
  • Saturday June 15 – Library open
  • Saturday June 22
  • Saturday June 29
  • Saturday July 6
  • Saturday July 13
  • Saturday July 20 – Library open
  • Saturday July 27
  • Saturday Aug 3
  • Saturday Aug 10 – Archives day
  • Saturday Aug 17 – Library open
  • Saturday Aug 24
  • Saturday Aug 31
  • Saturday Sep 7
  • Saturday Sep 14
  • Saturday Sep 21 – Library open
  • Saturday Sep 28
  • Friday Oct 4 (Fall Reunion – NOTE date change) – Library open
  • CLOSED Saturday Oct 5
  • Sunday Oct 6 (Fall Reunion – NOTE date change)
  • October 12 (during EBT Peanuts Halloween)
  • October 19 (during EBT Peanuts Halloween) – Library open
  • October 26 (during EBT Peanuts Halloween)
  • November 30 (during EBT Christmas in Coal Country)(hours 10-4)
  • December 7 (during EBT Christmas in Coal Country)(hours 10-4)
  • December 14 (during EBT Christmas in Coal Country)(hours 10-4)
  • December 21 (during EBT Christmas in Coal Country)(hours 10-4)

The museum expects to be open Saturdays during the EBT’s Peanuts Halloween event in October and Christmas in Coal Country in November and December. Those dates will be added once the event schedule is finalized.

Getting to the Museum

The FEBT Museum is located in Broad Top Coal Country, 25 minutes southwest of Rockhill, PA where East Broad Top Railroad trains depart.

Friends of the East Broad Top Robertsdale Museum
Physical Address
570 South Main St, Robertsdale, PA 16674
Postal Address
PO Box 68, Robertsdale, PA. 16674-0068
Contacting the Museum
Please use the Contact Us link to reach museum personnel.
Phone (only answered while museum is open)
814-635-2388

(Note street number has changed from 550 to 570 effective June 2021)

FEBT Museum Gift Shop
FEBT Museum Gift Shop

Other Sites in Robertsdale

While in Robertsdale, also be sure to visit the Broad Top Area Coal Miners Museum just down Main Street from the FEBT Museum. They have extensive exhibits about the railroads and mines of the Broad Top Coal Field, as well as about the people and communities of the region.

FEBT Archives

The FEBT has an active acquisition program for our museum and archives. We are constantly searching for and acquiring artifacts related to the railroad and its business, resulting in a collection that is constantly growing in both quantity and quality of presentation.

Here is some additional information about the Museum:

For further information, or to contact the FEBT Robertsdale museum regarding artifact donations, please Contact Us.