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Rough and Tumble Historical Association

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Great place to visit

We love going to the Thresherman's convention, it is always very interesting to see the old... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shickshinny, Pennsylvania
Great mid week escape

Mid week Thresherman Reunion is a great escape from the hustle of the real world. Parking is far... read more

Reviewed December 26, 2018
Red Bank, New Jersey
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Rough and Tumble is celebrating it's 69th year in 2017. Ride 2 steam railroads, See Steam Traction Engines running as well as antique Tractors. Visit the Saw mill, model shop, Auto Museum, Stationary Steam Museum, Blacksmith Shop, and Gas Engine...more
4997 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17535
+1 717-442-4249
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love going to the Thresherman's convention, it is always very interesting to see the old tractors and the way farming was done back in the day. Good food and crafters also.

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed December 26, 2018

Mid week Thresherman Reunion is a great escape from the hustle of the real world. Parking is far away, but a tracter pulling wagon will get you there. Great food, lots of hit and miss engines, demonstrations and ice cream. We had a great time.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

We have been here many years before ...with family walking through the fairgrounds and museums , exhibits, food, ice cream , booths, train rides , animals, and enjoying it all. There is a big flea market in the Grove of Trees across from the fairground...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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roughandtumble, Public Relations Manager at Rough and Tumble Historical Association, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thank you for coming out! The Threshermen's Reunion is always a large popular show with lot's to see!

Reviewed August 17, 2018

If you appreciate mechanical things, old cars, trucks, steam tractors, hit and miss engines this is the place. From large 15 ton cranes and real STEAM powered excavating equipment to miniature models it is there. Check web site for time and event schedule

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gelareeder
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Went to the spring steam up this year and found it very interesting. We rode the steam train that takes you around the ground and saw many buildings full of steam and hit and miss engines. MY favorite part however was the 1920's themed machine...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

We planned on traveling to Kinzers to the spring show at the Rough & Tumble show. Unfortunately, there was a light rain all morning while we were there, but we had a lot to see in the building displays. It was our first visit there...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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roughandtumble, Public Relations Manager at Rough and Tumble Historical Association, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

Thank you for your review. Please look at coming back to our August show as we have so much more equipment running all over the grounds and that our largest show during the year. You can see more information on our website.

Reviewed December 22, 2017

It's not all male. Plentiful history can be seen first hand. The permanent exhibits are world class! The reunions are all day family events. A true learning experience. The thresher-men and other aficionados are a wealth of information.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank rjb168
Reviewed August 28, 2017

I have always liked Rough and Tumble, but aside from the good country cooking at the fairs there, it's really for people (read men) who like tractors and other machinery, which I'm not into much. It's been around a long time and for that reason...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Cathwren
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Went here on a national car tour. Our classic cars were the car show! Over 100 of us. We were treated to a ride on old-fashioned coal-fired steam engine. Fun. We also saw many other machines and skills in use- blacksmith, tool maker, watch maker,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Bicyclelady
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Check the Rough and Tumble website for the weekends when the museum will be operating. The Rough and Tumble Engineers are mostly local folk who own and operate most of the machines stored here. I recall many of my friends working on their machines during...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Response from roughandtumble | Property representative |
Rough and Tumble is open for 6 shows during the course of the year from April to October. Gates open at 8:00 am for the events. Tickets range from $5 for most shows and $10 at the Threshermen's Reunion in August. More... More