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West Chester Railroad

250 E. Market St., West Chester, PA 19380
610-430-2233
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in West Chester
Type: Scenic Railroads, History Museums
Description: Traces the history of the railroad in Pennsylvania.
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West Chester, PA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This railroad is owned and operated by several train enthusiasts who happen to enjoy quite a large scale hobby! I happen to know Skip, one of the owners, who knows more about trains than anyone I know. We have had our faculty holiday party aboard the train, taken our family on the Santa Express, and taken the train to locate... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Went on my annual Easter Bunny trip with my Granddaughters and this time my girl friend's daughters and grandkids. Always fun and only 90 mins trip. 30 mins to Glen Mills train station, 30 mins visitng Easter Bunny and walking down to picinc area with large stream and then 30 mins back. Bango playing and visit on the train ride... More

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West Grove, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Always looking for interesting "Santa" themed events. We decided to go on the West Chester Railroad this year. It runs from WC to Glen Mills, where you get off, visit with Santa, and return to train for the trip back. There is a person singing Christmas themed carols in your car and Santa wanders through during your trip. They handed... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The 90 minutes with Christmas carols with 2 banjo players, hot chocolate from the snack bar and visit with Santa...:what a fun experience for kids (and adults with them!). Train leaves from the West Chester station on Market St. and stops in Glen Mills for an extra picture, then back to West Chester. If you go on a cold day... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I took a group of 10 including 6 children and I would say the only part that made me feel I wasted money was the people who worked there. From the man who gave us tickets to the guy at the snack counter, they were miserable and would not even smile or even act like they wanted to be there.... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Have used this the past 3 yrs for Santa and Easter Bunny. Great for infants to teens plus parents. Total trip is 90 minutes. 30 minutes each way and 30 minutes with Santa/Easter Bunny and a stroll by the river. There is food and music the whole time.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Great ride on an historic train. Staff are volunteers who dress in period uniforms and are happy to answer any questions about the train. Scenic ride through beautiful fall leaves. Price was reasonable; $15 for Adults. Snacks available for purchase on the train. Heated cars are fine for cool weather. Was a fun, out of the ordinary adventure.

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S.E. PA
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224 reviews 224 reviews
37 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

There's nothing like taking a ride on the scenic WCRR. Santa's Express is always a thrill for the little ones. The teens and adults will enjoy the scenic ride through the country. I think they run 3 or 4 trains on Sat & Sun during December.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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59 reviews 59 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Our family took the train ride on a regular weekend from West Chester to Glen Mills. The scenery with the fall leaves was fantastic and was good to learn some about history of the area. The volunteer staff was absolutely great.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The scenic train ride on West Chester is a fun and memorable 90 minute train ride that starts at West Chester and ends in Glen Mills. We did the Pumpkin Train Ride as part of the Halloween celebrations and we were lucky the weather was on our side. Taking the train ride is like a ride through history since it... More

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