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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 Attractions in Strasburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty 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: History Museums, Specialty 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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Howell, MI
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Algonquin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Fabulous restoration of old trains and cars. They even give you a chance to see under one of the grant old steamer. Marvelous train layout with running trains. There is a fee but well worth the visit it just across from the Strasburg rail road train rides.

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Visited in November, 2014. Huge building. Fantastic collection. My only complaint is that I would have liked more of the equipment to have been accessible (i.e. be able to see inside). So if you're looking to get your nose inside, this might not be the place for you. Still, the whole place is very well maintained and designed, and the... More 

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Dumont, New Jersey, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

First time to the train museum. Trains were in great repair, had real life like displays, and several tour persons to take you inside a few of trains. Learned a lot about Trains and the PA railroad.

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East Earl, Pennsylvania
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56 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Visited the museum on Sunday afternoon and enjoyed the various exhibits and trains. Museum was not crowded. Small train exhibits were fun to run - everyone likes to run trains. LEGO train town was enjoyable and amazing that everything was made out of LEGOS. Enjoyed going thru the trains and learning about them. Interesting to go to the second floor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My son and I went to the Train Museum right after we wTMy to A Day out With Thomas. The museum's staff is friendly and helpful. There was a train that anyone can operate and go on. There is a lot to see. There is also a train table for children to play with. It is definitely a place to... More 

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Surrey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

my husband was in seventh heaven here! A terrific museum with so many fascinating huge railway engines through the ages. It is well laid out, fully accessible with good display boards with all the history. We bought linked tickets with the railroad trip which is just over the road. A really good day trip out for train enthusiasts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Volunteers are wealth of knowledge, happy to answer questions. Something for all ages. Don't just walk by-walk IN- some cars & engines, watch videos, gain appreciation of how trains changed America. Outdoor train yard as well.

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