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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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Address: 300 Gap Road, PA Route 741, Strasburg, PA 17579
Phone Number: +1 717-687-8628
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is home to a world-class collection of...
The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is home to a world-class collection of more than 100 historic locomotives and railroad cars, an immersive education center, a vast library and archives and a working restoration shop. Special events, museum store, free on-site parking, free WiFi.
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Real Trains are Better Than Models

As a model railroader, I still play with trains and really appreciate this real life museum. If you like real trains, be sure to visit the B&O Museum in Baltimore and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

As a model railroader, I still play with trains and really appreciate this real life museum. If you like real trains, be sure to visit the B&O Museum in Baltimore and the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, as both are Excellent.

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Afton, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

While visiting the Lancaster area, we also visited The Pennsylvania Railroad Museum. I have been there 3 times before, but it was the first time for my new wife. The place is amazing. There is so much history in trains and it is wonderful that it is preserved here. I would highly recommend this museum weather or not you are... More 

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

The restorations of trains exhibited were authentic and pleasing. I really enjoyed the knowledgeable volunteer staff that gave presentations, answered questions (or went to get the answers). Many times when I have visited train museums, you are on your own. The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is on a par with the California Railroad Museum, just not as big.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We have two girls, so weren't sure if they would care about a train museum. We were SO surprised at how much we each enjoyed ourselves! Probably would even go back, could spend hours here looking at real trains across the years.

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Innisfil
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Had a great visit and the museum staff was helpful and knowledgeable. The display of the engines, rolling stock and platforms put me in a feeling as if I had walked into a RR yard, platform from 50-70 years ago. The model railroad section just added to my enjoyment of the day. Got to meet several of the guides there... More 

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Pleasant Valley, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

They had many different trains- and good displays for kids too. Big fans and a/c kept the place cool (compared with outside). had benches and chairs throughout for weary legs. I enjoyed the view from the walkway...made you realize how big some ot the locomotives were. They also had store fronts and train station, and baggage room set up from... More 

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Windham, Connecticut, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

To be honest I wasn't sure this was going to be a good stop for our family...we had our 2 daughters (12 and 14). I was thrilled to see their faces when we walked into the train room! They both loved it! We even got to climb up into some of them. We made sure to even step outside to... More 

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Manheim
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Close to Strasburg Rail Road so you can do both with stop. Big place with a lot of engines and cars. Not all restored with some in the rough.

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Bergen County, NJ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Let me start by saying I'm not big into trains but my 3 year old is. We were staying in the area and decided to check this place out. SO GLAD WE DID!!! This place is incredible and is a must do if you are in the area or if you are into trains. The place is spotless (but there... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Well maintained & easy to navigate this museum. Extensive trains from all different eras & types. Wish there were more to expire inside

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