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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 things to do in Strasburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, History museums, Museums
Owner description: The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is home to a world-class collection of more than 100 historic...
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Type: Specialty museums, History museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

They so a very nice job of taking care of such beautiful pieces of history. So much work is put into everything in this museum, big and small trains alike. And they have a lot of this for the kids to do as well.

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Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great place to spend an hour or two. Plenty of rolling stock and museum displays. Nice gift shop too.

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Ithaca, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This museum is first class. The trains inside are well kept and very clean. Lots of rail related items to see, from Railroad police items to model train setups.

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New Providence, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My grandsons just love this place. A huge building with many real trains, some you can tour the inside. They have a great place for kids to explore and play - several tables of train lay-outs of hands on play for kids ( including a huge table of Thomas the Train - my grandsons favorite) I have taken my grandsons... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is hands down one of the nicest railroad museums I have visited. The facilities are great, and the rolling stock and locomotives have been expertly restored. Also have a great model railroad. Across from the Strasburg Railroad

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Suffern, New York
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48 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Many real locomotives throughout the ages--some which you may climb aboard, some which one may climb to look in the window, one which contains an interactive simulation of you as the engineer, model trains which go with the push of a button, model trains on which you set the course, and make the train run on that course, with a... More 

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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Excellent place to be , I recommend it to everyone !!!!!!!!!!! Anyone who wants to experience these rare kind of experience can go visit ... So check it out ladies & gentle men ! Have Fun !

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Howell, MI
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The day we visited there was a salute to the military. Costumed people walked around dressed in period garb which made it a lot of fun. An orchestra played and there were many tables set up with interesting information of the military and trains through the years. We had a 3 year old with us, and he was excited to... More 

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Paramus, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Didn't think my wife would find this place very interesting. She did and couldn't stop taking pictures. Really well done. I wish they let you climb into more of the pieces. There were a couple cabooses that were open. The rest you can climb up stairs and look in but not go in.

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Mc Donald
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Trains, trains, trains! The history of this country's growth is right here. The displays and rolling stock illustrate how important the PA Railroad was to the nation and you could take picture of everything especially from the "catwalk" which bridges over the trains. The miniature train displays were among my favorites to see. The gift shop was outstanding for a... More 

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