Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg

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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. To visit Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania on your holiday in Strasburg, and find out what else Strasburg has to offer, use our Strasburg.
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  • We drove down to Strasburg to do trains for the day. First stop was the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Parking was easy, they have a lot adjacent to the museum. It helped too that we were there.....  more
    We drove down to Strasburg to do trains for the day. First stop was the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Parking was easy, they have a lot adjacent to the museum. It helped too that we were there.....  more »
  • I visited the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania this past week. It was interesting to see the evolution of trains throughout the years. My favorite one was the train on display that was used in the... 
    I visited the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania this past week. It was interesting to see the evolution of trains throughout the years. My favorite one was the train on display that was used in the...  more »
  • This is a top-notch railroad museum. The collection focuses on roads that once served the state. The large indoor collection is all cosmetically restored to like-new condition and runs the gamut from....  more
    This is a top-notch railroad museum. The collection focuses on roads that once served the state. The large indoor collection is all cosmetically restored to like-new condition and runs the gamut from....  more »
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  • This place is SO cool. Lots of train themed things around the area. 10 bucks for adults to get in but it's well worth it. There are a bunch of restored trains to see and you can go outside and see more.
  • It was a good ride back into history of locomotives going to this museum. There were many rail engines on display that dated way back into 1900s. The history video was nice and the miniature train set was extraordinary. You can tell that a great deal of effort went into preparing the long and complicated train set, I was simply amazed looking at it and the attention to detail was superb. I wish they allowed visitors into the engines, which would have been great to view all controls. I visited over summer weekend and it was busy and little crowded. Kids will definitely love this place.
  • Great visit! After spending part of our morning riding the Strasburg Railroad, we decided to walk across the street and spend some time in the museum. I was very happy to see that the museum was very affordable at $10 for adults (AAA members save an additional $1). That made the visit well worth the cost. Once inside you can't help but be amazed by the array of trains from different eras dating back to the 1800s with a collection of the earliest wooden cars. For obvious reasons, you can't walk through the cars themselves, but there are many opportunities to walk up steps and peek inside. In addition to the many trains, you can walk through replicas of train stations, waiting rooms, and baggage areas. There are also areas where model trains ride across the artificial cities and rural landscapes -- some of which you can operate yourself. This is a great place for kids. We had a smile on our faces watching their faces light up in delight as they entered the museum. Definitely make this part of your visit to the Lancaster area.
  • Today was my 8 year old boys birthday and so we visited the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg PA. This Museum is fantastic for every train love both old and young. The have big trains, Little trains and even trains you can control. There are hands on activity in the front of the Museum for kids. While walking around and learning about the different trains you can even peak inside some of the cars and see what they would've looked like while they operated. This place is definitely a family friendly place and so much fun to do.
  • I've been here here a few times. There is so much to see for any train enthusiast. They do a great job in demonstrating how trains were so important in the history of our country. Plenty of trains inside the museum and a huge train yard outside to visit. My only complaint is I wish they would allow visitors to actually step on /walk through the trains in the museum. Definitely worth checking out if you're near Lancaster and you can take a train ride across the street on the Strasburg Railroad.

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