Duncannon, Pennsylvania: Old Sled Works, Fire Lookout TowerAn old sled factory has been converted to an antique center, but for the tourists there's an old time soda fountain, arcade games, a small sled museum, and a 100 ft. tall fire lookout tower.
- 722 North Market St., Duncannon, PA
- 15 miles NW of Harrisburg, PA. 1 mile off Route 322 or 11 and 15. North Market St. along the river north of Clark St.
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Old Sled Works
An antique store located in a huge sled factory. There is also a working 1950's soda fountain. The owner of Old Sled Works also collects vintage arcade games. He keeps them all in perfect working order. They are ALL available for play.[Big Ryan, 09/19/2011]
The building includes a small Sled Museum, and a 110 ft. tall fire lookout tower that visitors can climb.
At Jimmy's, inside the Old Sled Works Antique & Craft Market, we have over 50 classic electro-mechanical games from the 1920's-1970's that used to be common at seaside resorts, amusement parks, boardwalk playlands and other goofy roadside attractions. You'll find vintage cranes, pinballs, shooting galleries, bowlers, movie machines, postcard vendors, etc. Some are even from famous locations like Coney Island and Palisades Park.
Alongside the games is a colorful soda fountain crammed with authentic equipment and advertising. This 1950s fountain was the last operating drugstore counter in Harrisburg, PA. From Bennett's Rexall Pharmacy, it was moved in 1994 to the Old Sled Works where it comes alive most weekends. Menu selections include tasty Pork or Beef BBQ's and the best milkshakes and floats prepared using vintage equipment. You can even sit in our 1953 Airstream trailer and watch the 3 Stooges on a vintage TV.[Jimmy, 03/17/2003]
The restored Forest Fire Lookout Tower in Duncannon, PA, is now open to the public, after a year of relocation, restoration, and red tape. The tower had over 1,000 visitors in its first three weeks of operation.... [11/28/1999] Complete News Story
Scheduled to open this summer, a historic fire lookout tower, the newest landmark in the small town of Duncannon, PA has problems. The 110' tower was moved within the last year to its present location at the Old Sled Works.... [06/19/1999] Complete News Story