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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: The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is home to a world-class collection of more than 100 historic locomotives and railroad cars, an immersive... more » 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. « less
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New York City, New York
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156 reviews 156 reviews
70 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This museum is so unique and so cool! Seeing all these trains up close is something special. My 27 year old boyfriend was like a little kid again, running around and having a blast. It was a great time, best thing I did while in Lancaster!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If you like trains you will love this place. There is a building full of information and trains, as well as trains outside. Kids will love it. Make sure you do this. It is across from the Strasburg Railroad.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I would recommend your family to visit the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. You can buy the combo ticket for adult at $ 21 and $ 13 for children 3-11 years old. Combo tickets; you can enjoy the ride for 45 minutes of Strasburg vintage train plus admission to the museum. It's good for family outing and education for your kids.

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

If you like trains then you will love this museum. They have the largest selection of trains in a huge terminal with lots of room to walk around. Very informative. I do wish they would have had more trains open for public tours. We purchased the train & museum combo. It was a great deal.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We've been to quite a few train museums across the country, but none have come close to as impressive as this. If you are at all interested in trains, this is worth a visit. Beautifully restored trains and rail cars give great insight into rail travel history of Pennsylvania.

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Stow, Massachusetts, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Every type of railroad car or locomotive that you could ever imagine. Located in an area with numerous railroad attractions.

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Smithfield RI
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60 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Trains from all era's restored and well displayed inside a large terminal. Lots of engines and cars outside that are awaiting restoration that you can look at. Across the street from the museum is the Strasburg Rail Road. A great place for families with entertainment and train rides on several restored engines and seating cars.

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Holmdel, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I'm pretty well traveled, and of all the museums and historical places I've visited, the most impressive to me was Alcatraz Prison. That changed at 9AM this morning, when I arrived at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Interestingly, you don't have to be a Marine Engineer with a steam background like myself to appreciate it. I was concerned that my... More

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Orange, Virginia
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140 reviews 140 reviews
39 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had purchased a combination ticket with the Strasburg Railroad and were able to visit the museum both before and after our train excursion. The indoor exhibits are very nice, with a large model RR layout on the first floor and some nice exhibits on the second floor. But it's out in the train shed and on the grounds that... More

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Central Pennsylvania
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158 reviews 158 reviews
65 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I am very tempted to use the term “World Class” in describing the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum. If you are a serious railroad buff, then you will not be disappointed by your visit here. If you are a history enthusiast and want to get a real feel for America’s railroad past, you have found the place to start your search. If... More

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