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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
717-687-8628
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Strasburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Owner description: This museum contains over 90 examples of steam, disel and electric trains, making this one of the finest collecions of railroad cars and memorabilia... more » Owner description: This museum contains over 90 examples of steam, disel and electric trains, making this one of the finest collecions of railroad cars and memorabilia in the world. « less
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London, England
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318 reviews 318 reviews
155 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This collection of Locomotives is one of the best I have seen and well displayed in a huge building. Lots of facts about each locomotive and plenty of railway information. Give yourself plenty of time to take it all in.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I traveled here recently with my brother to see the trains. There were many formally used trains to see and some you can enter and look inside. There were also trains outside and volunteers with lots of information to share . A local model railroad club was there with large train layout. They had nice gift shop and bathroom facilities.... More

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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We are a family of 5, with 3 kids ages 8-almost 16. We were here for almost 2 hours, and could have stayed another hour if they weren’t closing for the day. There is lots to see, and all the kids really liked it.

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102 reviews 102 reviews
58 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I enjoyed browsing the many, many books in the gift shop. The clerk told me about trains for at least 30 minutes. After that I could appreciate the museum. There is a bulletin board near the bathrooms that lists train festivals and events within 500 miles or so. That was extremely helpful. The parking lot was a long way from... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This museum is awesome. Lots of interactive displays and they have every type of train you can think of in here. Hours of educational and family friendly fun. We did the museum and train ride combo. It was worth the few extra dollars.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Wh took our teenage granddaughters with us and all four of us had a great time. There were several volunteers that were more than happy to answer questions and tell stories. Be sure to take the steam engine ride. The scenery was beautiful, and the ride relaxing. There was a young guide aboard who did a great a job though... More

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Lexington, South Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A model RR enthusiast friend recommended the Museum to us when we traveled to Amish Country. Even though we are not enthusiasts, a look at the Museum website convinced us that a visit would be worth the effort….and it was. The majority of the collection is in a large building which houses a number of engines that give a very... More

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Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Traveled for a mini vacation to Strasburg with our train-loving toddler son. Did the elaborate Day Out With Thomas, but we honestly think he had more fun here. And it was much less crowded! Tickets sales lady was very nice and gave great advice to go to the children's area last (otherwise we never would have seen anything else). The... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This museum houses a number of restored train engines from various eras. You can even climb aboard into them and look around! There are 'stores' inside the museum that allows kids to play with trains and look at a beautiful model layout. If you are planning to go more than once, look into the yearly membership, it will pay for... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Hugh museum with numerous train engines , train cars , need at least three hours to see full museum . Don't miss steam engine train ride next to museum.

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