Would you like to meet George Atherton, the most innovative president of Penn State? How about Rebecca Ewing, Penn State’s first female student? We’re sure you’d love to learn more about everyone’s favorite mule, Old Coaly! Then come join the Lion Ambassadors as we lead a tour through Penn State’s past at our annual Lantern Tours event.
Each spring, Lion Ambassadors provide historical nighttime tours of the campus guided by lantern light that start at the steps of Old Main. Characters from Penn State's history, ranging from the school’s founding 1855 to the modern day, share their insights so you can learn what life was like for Penn Staters throughout history. While waiting for the tour to start, you can enjoy food, music, and entertainment that are all provided for visitors.
This year's Lantern Tours will take place on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Old Main!