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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Address: 300 Gap Road, PA Route 741, Strasburg, PA 17579
Phone Number: +1 717-687-8628
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Strasburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Surrey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

my husband was in seventh heaven here! A terrific museum with so many fascinating huge railway engines through the ages. It is well laid out, fully accessible with good display boards with all the history. We bought linked tickets with the railroad trip which is just over the road. A really good day trip out for train enthusiasts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Volunteers are wealth of knowledge, happy to answer questions. Something for all ages. Don't just walk by-walk IN- some cars & engines, watch videos, gain appreciation of how trains changed America. Outdoor train yard as well.

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Holtwood
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Amazing place to step back and see the trains of times gone by. Lots to keep the interest of children and adults alike. A quality exhibit!

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Herndon, Virginia, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

AIts situated in heart of Amish county. While reaching here you can find lots of amish people, houses , horse cart. In meuseum its feww parking, And indoor arena where you can explore all kind of trains.. There is 17 miles train ride to county from the same locaton and small train for children.Overall its fun for half day. Plus... More

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LEH,NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I felt like a kid when I got my first train set. When you walk into the museum ,its almost impossible to not gape at some of the trains from yesteryear. How large some are and how small other were. A few of the exhibits let you walk inside some of the cars. At one train there was a guide... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We had taken the 1 pm train ride. Afterwards, we walked across the street to the railroad museum. This was a nice surprise. We didn't realize there would be so many railroad cars displayed inside and outside the museum. Some had volunteers describing the various cars. I've always wanted to climb inside a caboose, and I got the chance to... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A must visit for any railroad enthusiast, superb collection, great interpretation, fun hands on things for the kids.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a really nice visit, even if one is not a railway nut. It is a fantastic collection housed in a beautiful building and an hour or two can pass very easily. If I had two things to say to improve what is already a nice experience they are: 1) It would be nice to see inside more of... More

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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

Loved checking out all the different train cars and locomotives they have. Enjoyed the exhibit on train dining too.

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PA
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Had a great time at the Railroad Museum. Hard to imagine how they got all those trains in one place. The miniature villages are my favorite. I could stay there all day and not get tired of looking around. If you have the chance GO !!!!

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