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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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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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World's Best Railroad Museum

Railroads built America, not automobiles. Here they receive their rightful place of honor with an incredible collection of huge locomotives and rail cars. It is educational and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Railroads built America, not automobiles. Here they receive their rightful place of honor with an incredible collection of huge locomotives and rail cars. It is educational and impressive, and a ride through the beautiful Amish countryside in a few antique railcars pulled by one of the oldest huffing and puffing coal spewing locomotives is right across and down the road.

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Hyattsville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

My teenage son and I were amazed at the amount of trains that were in this building. They had old trains and newer trains and some you could look into also. There's a train yard outside that you should not miss out on as well. This would be a great place for anyone who is a train lover young or... More 

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Washington, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Truly enjoyed the train ride! The museum is rich with history and well preserved relics of the train industry. You will need a couple of hours to get through the museum and visit the train yard too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A great museum packed with all things trains. We enjoyed seeing many different types and ages of trains up close. My son loved the train play areas. He did not want to leave.

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a nice railroad museum to visit with children. Inside, you'll get a chance to see about a dozen steam and diesel engines, plus another dozen cars of different types. Depending on volunteer/docent availability, you'll get a chance to board the engines and cars. The outside yard has a bunch more locomotives and cars to see up close, though... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We bought combo tickets for the Museum and the ride on the Strasburg Rail Road at the RR station. The train rides run every hour and we decided to spend an hour or so in the Museum before the 12:00 pm train ride. The Museum is just across the road from the RR. The museum was fascinating. We started by... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Lots of different trains, most inside protected from the elements. Some stuff for little kids to get their hands on. When we were there they had a special model train exhibit.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Excellent museum to visit with or without children. We spent about 4 hours taking the train ride and Walking the museum. Cherry hill park looks like a wonderful stop on the ride for kids to play and do the corn maze.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a must to see, complements the rolling stock in the Strasberg Rail Musem across the street. A great choice to explore our train heritage

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Excellent preservation of many railroad rolling stock, including steam and diesel-electric locomotives, cabooses, diners, sleepers, freight cars, plus a great interactive model train display that's fun for kids of all ages. Would have liked a lot more access to the equipment, even if there were platforms to fully look inside. A little disappointed at that shortcoming. The outside yard was... More 

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Additional Information about Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Address: 300 Gap Road, PA Route 741, Strasburg, PA 17579
Phone Number: +1 717-687-8628
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Strasburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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