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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I tagged along with my husband for this visit, and I was not disappointed. There is still quite a bit to see and learn about the heyday of train travel. I was fascinated by the dinnerware, the brochures, the memorabilia, and other information. The model trains and villages are impressive. It was a very interesting place.

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Belmont, New Hampshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a very cool museum! Lots to look at and explore. My train loving son (age 5) thought this was just great! We spend a couple hours there and enjoyed every minute of it. Definitely get the combo pass with the Strasburg RR next door.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My friend Grant, my father and I went for five days in the rural Pennsylvania Dutch Country to see these wonderful machines up close and personal. The best part about it is that the museum even has exhibits that let you in several locomotive cabs, and there is even an outdoor display of railroad of equipment along with a view... More

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Pittsburgh
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104 reviews 104 reviews
65 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Really enjoyed seeing the restored and unrestored cars. Wished we could have gone inside more cars though. I understand they are refurbished but trying to see in a few windows or not being able to see in at all puts a damper on enjoying these beauties! Still, it was large and open and nice to read the plaques. Nice to... More

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Toms River, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you are into trains this is a good place to visit. Lots of older trains which have been restored. They will also have a little history on each train in there. Somme are engines and some are cars, so you have a variety to look at and it also covers a long span of time. I would have given... More

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London, UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A really fantastic display of trains, some of which you can go into. There were also some interactive displays and staff members around to give you some additional background into what was being exhibited. Definitely worth a visit.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Excellent museum for the train enthusiast. A wide selection of steam and diesel locomotives in very good condition. A definite plus was the air conditioning.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you like trains at all, you must go here! A huge building housing dozens of beautifully restored train cars and engines, all with info on each car's background. Helpful and friendly staff occasionally open certain cars so you can walk through them and get a little tour info. You can also explore the yard outside, full of more train... More

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new york
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

This place was great with lots of real full sizes trains. Our 2 yr old really enjoyed seeing all the trains. It was interesting and well laid out.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I was raised next to the tracks and trains have always fascinated me but to see thee old vintage ones just blows my mind. What a shame that such a valuable asset to the history of this country has fallen by the wayside. What a fantastic landmark for America.

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