Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Ronks

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Get an up-close look at more than 100 locomotives and train cars at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Preserving the memory of the great American railroads, the museum offers freight-train rides where you get to be the conductor. Watch a train restoration on a closed-circuit screen. Special exhibits and events take place throughout the year, so check the calendar online. Though the museum is in a rural area, it is easy to reach with a short taxi ride from the Lancaster train station or by Interstate 95. Use our Ronks trip generator to arrange your visit to Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and other attractions in Ronks.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Went here with our one year old and her grandparents. Everyone enjoyed the museum. Fun to get to board some of the trains.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    We really enjoyed our visit to the museum. It does not matter if you are a huge railroad buff or just like history. The building that most of their collection is in is huge. It is well lit and their i...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Great collection of rail cars and engines from yesteryear. It was very educating as I grew up in coal country, Hazleton  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    Always a great place to visit. The kids have had a great time seeing the trains and getting to get on some. It would be better if there were more that they could get on. The model train room is lots of fun.
  • June 17, 2017
    A wonderful walk back in time to see history preserved up close. Very nice facilities and beautifully restored treasures of yesteryear. It was a lot of fun and will need to be visited again.
  • June 20, 2017
    Huge and beautiful with many well-maintained engines including some famous ones like the GG-1. You can climb inside quite a few engines and cars. IMHO the best train museum on the East Coast (except maybe the B+O museum).
  • June 3, 2017
    This is a must-see for any rail enthusiast. A great collection of nicely restored steam, electric and diesel engines, as well as many passenger and freight cars. Great hands exhibits for kids as well. Right across the street from the the Strasburg Railroad, where you can take a 45-minute ride on a steam-pulled train (included with admission to the museum). Lots of other things to see and do nearby.
  • June 25, 2017
    We had a good time, wish you could get inside more trains. Wanted to recreate a picture I took of my daughter several years back, but that train was locked, very few were open as a matter of fact.

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