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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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Excellent restoration collection

All of the cars and the engines had been restored to an excellent condition, worthy of any display. We were hoping to see more engines, but the ones that were there made the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Shrewsbury
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Shrewsbury
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

All of the cars and the engines had been restored to an excellent condition, worthy of any display. We were hoping to see more engines, but the ones that were there made the trip worthwhile. Proximity to the Strasburg Railroad was a plus!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This was a great time to visit as there were period actors talking about the railroad "back in the day" and my grandchildren (ages 3 & 7) at the time really enjoyed hearing what everyone had to say about the trains. The hands on play area was a big hit as was the coal shoveling (nerf coal balls and small... More 

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IOWA
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111 reviews 111 reviews
37 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It's hard to imagine so many historic trains in one place until you have actually been there. The restoration of these locomotives and various cars is unbelievable. If you have the least bit of interest in trains, you have GOT to stop by the Railroad Museum. Kids will go wild!

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Federalsburg, Maryland
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93 reviews 93 reviews
33 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Firs off, this museum is HUGE! Allow plenty of time to see everything, that is, if trains and such are your thing. This is a great way to spend the day with your kids (or just your big kid!), especially on a cold, rainy March day. My boyfriend and I spent hours checking out the trains and going inside the... More 

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Northampton
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93 reviews 93 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Excellent for any railway fan young and old. On a cold frosty, snowy day this was the ideal way to spend a morning. The cost was reasionable and all our party enjoyed it from the 66 year old to the 2 year old. There is a large area for children to play building railway cars and playing with railway related... More 

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NEWARK
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

All sorts of engines and coal tenders. If your a train buff you know what that means. Old trains inside and outside. You can spend a half day there no sweat. Its right across the street from the Strasbourg railroad and right up the street from the choo choo barn.

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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This museum is right across the street from the Strasburg Railroad. I remember my parents taking me here as a child and my wife and I wanted to bring our daughters to see it. We visited in November 2014. I recall that we got a AAA discount on our tickets and it was a little over $33 for 2 adults... More 

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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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