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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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If you love trains and big machines this museum is a must. Great collection of Pennsylvania Railroad rolling stock, steam, diesel-electric and all electric engines. Prime... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Seattle
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

If you love trains and big machines this museum is a must. Great collection of Pennsylvania Railroad rolling stock, steam, diesel-electric and all electric engines. Prime condition examples of Shay, Climax and Heister logging camp locomotives as well as switch yard and long haul steamers and diesels. Very knowledgeable docents with great stories to tell. A great place for all... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I'm an Engineer who knows a bit about trains but I learned quite a great deal from the exhibits, staff and motivated volunteers. Extensive collection of vintage trains covering several centuries of train travel. It's across the street from the steam railroad so consider a combo ticket. I visited the museum, rode a steam train then went back to the... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We took our son on a train trip to the area. We really enjoyed the museum and all there is to see. They display of trains is well laid out and fun to tour. Great to observe all that American history.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Should be combined with ride on the railroad. Kids loved it, my only suggestion would be to open more of the trains for kids to hop on to, there was only a few that allowed access.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Railroad Museum of PA is one of the best railroad museums out there. They have scores of steam engines and other types of engines and cars ALL displayed inside their huge building. There also an outside area with cars/ engines on display. They have a great kids plsy area with trains they can run, legos and other popular kids... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is gigantic and it has really cool displays. You can walk under an old steam engine, go across a bridge that gives you an awesome view of all of the trains, and the kids area was very interactive.

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Sumter, South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

My family really enjoyed the museum. Lots of beautifully restored engines and train cars. Great hands on area for kids with working model trains. We were a bit disappointed that you couldn't go inside most of the restored cars but they had a few open to tour inside.

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Staten Island, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

If you like History or railroads or both, then this is the place to go. Lots to do. I really don't think you can do it justice without spending an entire day there. Really so much to see and do. The one minus why Ididn't give it five stars was the lack of tour guides. I really would have liked... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Our family was in awe of the volume of train cars and paraphernalia. You don't have to be a ferroequinologist (literally translated as "iron horse student") to enjoy this museum. While some cars are for viewing from the outside only, many have stairs attached which allow you to go up and see the inside. There are static display cases showcasing... More 

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a MUST!! A Great collection of locomotives, passenger cars, boxcars, etc - all which changed the history of Pennsylvania. Everything came together in PA - the iron forging for the rails, the coal, the limestone to make the iron, the builders of locomotives. Still happening - GE is still building 'em in PA. A great historical look of... More 

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