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Steam into History

2 W Main St, New Freedom, PA 17349-7905
+1 717-942-2370
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Not sure if I want to go now

I am begging my husband for us to go here and now w/being highly allergic to wasps I now am... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sarah H
History Comes to Life

To my knowledge this is the only Civil War Era 4-4-0 American Locomotive in regular operation in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ward D
Williamsburg, Virginia
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Steam Into History Inc. operates an 1860s era steam locomotive as well as a Pennsylvania G10 Diesel. Ride the rails and learn about Civil War history in York County. There are other events that take place including cowboy robberies, hobo runs and numerous holiday celebrations. Relive Civil War and railroad history.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2 W Main St, New Freedom, PA 17349-7905
+1 717-942-2370
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I am begging my husband for us to go here and now w/being highly allergic to wasps I now am terrified to even go here!!! Guess this may cancel my begging to my husband. I am also giving the place a 5 star because truthfully...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 1 week ago

To my knowledge this is the only Civil War Era 4-4-0 American Locomotive in regular operation in the United States. #17 The York is a letter perfect reproduction of an 1860's American Locomotive. Currently running a round trip to either Glen Rock or Hanover Junction...More

Thank Ward D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, what a great time! A beautiful train. The cars were wonderfully restored. A great ride with a real Steam engine

Thank mark g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rode the Hanover Junction ride with friends on a Friday. Very informative narrator provides an excellent historical perspective of the rail line and the area during the Civil War era. Train ride is not first class comfort, and that's because you are riding on replica...More

1  Thank stm5468
Reviewed March 27, 2017

Well, Let me start by saying it was soooo Hokey!!! It was unbelievably loud(like screaming at the top of your lungs) We were told there was restroom on board and there was not. Was told we could bring peanuts or crackers to eat and was...More

Thank fungirl2014
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Add to you holiday " To DO " list for 2017. Staff very friendly. 2 year old grandson loved it. Great Santa. Arrive at the station a few minutes early to enjoy the treats, atmosphere and train table for play.

Thank 277sb74
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

My mother and I won tickets at a silent auction and could not wait to see the murder mystery ! We got our popcorn and got ready to enjoy the show :) all of a sudden we were being over taken by bees . My...More

Thank Charlene S
Steam H, Marketing at Steam into History, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2017

Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience. Our team had to do quite a bit of investigation to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the experience you described and we’re still unclear about the timing and the situation. Because you mentioned the...More

Reviewed November 25, 2016

We visited this last month and purchased tickets for the train as gifts for family members. The building was the old Feed Mill store. The staff is helpful and the trains and history are worth the visit.

Thank dcjw700
Reviewed November 16, 2016

My son and I waited a year to go on this train (We didn't know about it last year, until after it had ended.), and although it was different than I had expected, it didn't disappoint. My son got a kick out of the fact...More

Reviewed November 14, 2016

Ride a replica steam-pulled train for a short ride through the country. Our trip included musical entertainment and a wonderful history lesson. The speaker was a bit hard to hear (you had to give it your undivided attention or you'd miss hearing something). Ride length...More

Thank kathyrunkle
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Has anyone been on any of the Christmas trains? Thinking of taking our little ones on either the Christmas tree train or Santa train. Looking for feedback.
November 17, 2015|
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Response from Z808KKjohnk | Reviewed this property |
Based on our recent trip, I would not hesitate to take kids on the Santa trip. They do a first class job!