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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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300 Gap Rd, PA Route 741, Ronks, PA 17572-9567
+1 717-687-8628
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A large collection of very well kept locomotives and rolling stock.

A great way to learn more about 19th century railroading and the history of railroad locomotives... read more

Reviewed yesterday
texdawg89
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Bogart, Georgia
Nicely displayed!

Very interesting display of locomotives and cars. Museum well maintained and exhibits very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Angela H
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Plattsburgh, New York
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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“railroad museum” (62 reviews)
“on display” (36 reviews)
Closes in 14 min
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION
300 Gap Rd, PA Route 741, Ronks, PA 17572-9567
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+1 717-687-8628
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"across the street"
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"railroad museum"
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"on display"
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"rolling stock"
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"cars and engines"
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"kids area"
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"great collection"
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"large collection"
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"train buff"
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"combo ticket"
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"lots of history"
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"train ride"
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"love trains"
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"all ages"
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Reviewed yesterday

A great way to learn more about 19th century railroading and the history of railroad locomotives and rolling stock from John Bull, the first steam engine, all the way up to the diesel/electric era. Some really well preserved/restored baggage and RPO cars. I was disappointed...More

Thank texdawg89
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting display of locomotives and cars. Museum well maintained and exhibits very interesting. Great location to view up close history of cars!

Thank Angela H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a nice time strolling around the buildings and grounds looking at trains. It is a great place to see the history of railroading in Pennsylvania. Very clean inside, Climate controlled. Excellent signage and displays. AAA discount.

Thank Carol F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the day in Lancaster and one of the stops was the Railroad Museum of PA. It was well worth seeing and taking the time to realize the importance of trains in our country. There was a small train for children, hand cars for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent museum. Great for all ages and great on a sunny or rainy day. A lot of historic engines and rail cars to view. The history of each item on display is listed, what they were used for and what railroad they were on. There...More

Thank P F B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re even remotely interested in trains or history this museum is a “must see”!! It’s very well done. Lots of informative displays. LOTS of trains from early steam engines to seize electric engines and more. And there were people there to talk with who...More

Thank Brian K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped today while exploring Amish country - had an hour or two to spare - had a great time exploring the many exhibits. The museum is very well maintained and educational!!

Thank Mike R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to see and the trains are beautifully restored. Really a very nice museum for all those train buffs out there. You can spend a little or a lot of time depending on how much you love trains. Great for the young folks. Many interactive...More

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a really cool museum. My husband and I really enjoyed it as well as our two toddlers. Prices are reasonable, bring you AAA card for a discount.

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Reviewed April 13, 2018

Great price. So much to see. Trains, Trains, Trains. You can download an App to see inside trains. Truly amazing.

Thank kathy15120
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Stacey A
May 13, 2017|
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Response from Donald B | Reviewed this property |
Most definately go to the Railroad Museum. He'll have a great time and so will you
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October 25, 2016|
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Response from Carlita H | Reviewed this property |
300 Gap Rd Ronks, PA Put this into your GPS and you will get there without any problems.
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Response from Linda S | Reviewed this property |
You should do the museum after sight and sound so that you have time. My 11 year old son loved the museum and railroad. Enjoy!
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