Ticket for the American Freedom Train, 1976

To celebrate the Bicentennial, the American Freedom Train was created, with 10 display cars pulled by steam engine, touring all the contiguous States.

The train was filled with such treasures as the original Louisiana Purchase, Judy Garland’s dress from the Wizard of Oz, Martin Luther King Jr.’s pulpit, George Washington’s personal copy of the Constitution, and a piece of the moon.

The train toured for 21 months attracting 7 million visitors. The American Freedom Train arrived in Tarrytown on August 17-19th, 1976, its 106th stop on the nationwide tour.