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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

300 Gap Road, PA Route 741, Strasburg, PA 17579
+1 717-687-8628
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Strasburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Owner description: Experience the awe-inspiring power of trains and the fascinating heritage of our nation's railroading on display. There is something for everyone to... more » Owner description: Experience the awe-inspiring power of trains and the fascinating heritage of our nation's railroading on display. There is something for everyone to enjoy in the Museum's family-friendly and innovative education and preservation programs. The world-class collection of more than 100 historic locomotives and railroad cars includes everything from classic woodburners and mammoth steam engines to sleek, electric-powered and diesel locomotives. A number of these authentic locomotives and railroad cars are open regularly for you to explore. Take the throttle on a simulated run in a real Norfolk Southern freight locomotive cab, sit in an engineer's seat, climb aboard a caboose, explore Steinman Station early 20th century passenger depot and telegraph office and inspect a 62-ton locomotive from underneath. Walk 100 years back in time past the general store, hotel and tavern, union office, photography studio and railroader's home. Watch restoration activities in real time via closed circuit TV, enjoy hands-on activities in Stewart Junction railway education center, view changing exhibits of art and artifacts in the second floor gallery and browse the Whistle Stop Shop museum store. The Museum also is home to a vast library and archives, featuring more than half a million railroad-related photographic images, 13,000 artifacts including tools, uniforms, signals, timetables, telegraph equipment and much more. Special events are held throughout the year. Free on-site parking and free Wi-Fi. Virtual tours of equipment may be downloaded on your mobile device. Group tours, facility rentals, memberships and volunteer opportunities also are available. « less
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Binghamton, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Great pieces of our country's railroad history to touch, see, and explore. Very affordable too. Amazing that they can keep full size locomotives and rolling stock in such great restored condition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

So many trains to see and so e that you can actually get in and look at. Very frie dly and knowledgeable staff. Would go again!

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Union Bridge, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The overall collection is great with a large collection of rail artifacts. Don't miss the chance to walk down under a steam engine.

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Allentown , PA
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you jave ever had even the slightest interest in trains this is the place for you. Large collection and a working railroad across the street.

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Browns Mills, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband, who is a train enthusiast, could have stayed here all day. He enjoyed getting to go inside the cars and look underneath some of the engines very much. I enjoyed the niceties that were available to view from different lines, such as the dining car, postal service car, etc.I highly recommend the trip.

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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Husband and I loved seeing all the different kinds and ages of the trains. You can even go in some of the trains. You can look inside some trains and see how it was set up back in the day. Lots of history here, very fun and interesting too.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Really impressive museum and attached railroad ( oris it the other way round?!) The 40 min round trip through the beautiful Lancaster county countryside was very relaxing especially in the open carriage and gave the opportunity for some good photos of the Amish farmers and corn and tobacco fields. An additional $6 charge for admission to the museum might not... More

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Ranson, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was an awesome museum! Lots of old trains to see and different types of trains, I would definately go again! Very clean! And staff was very nice.

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SINY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

this place made his trip, I just wished he/we could have gone up into more trains. His hi-lite was the train simulator. It's also the place to buy your Strasburg Railroad tickets.

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Suffield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I do like transportation museums like this so stopping here was on our due list and we were not disappointed. The museum is fairly big and houses most of the trains indoors. There are additional trains outside... There are a variety of trains from steam engines to modern diesel electric cars. There are a number of exhibits throughout the museum... More

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