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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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Address: 300 Gap Road, PA Route 741, Ronks, PA 17572
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+1 717-687-8628
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Great activity for kids

We recently visited the museum with our 2 year old for the first time. We spent about two hours here between the inside trains, the train yard, and the toy train room which I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently visited the museum with our 2 year old for the first time. We spent about two hours here between the inside trains, the train yard, and the toy train room which I recommend leaving for last as it may be hard to drag your kids away. We did the combo ticket with the Strasburg Train. For the younger... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The trains were so amazing to see and the cost to get in was fairly decent. I loved that you could go right up in the trains and look around. Everyone was very helpful!

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I naturally love taking trains--looking at the old trains was very entertaining and bringing back some good old memories.Went with my kid who loves Thomas and friends trains and we all enjoyed as he also got to play in a seperate kids play area. I might go again with my family again.

Thank kkusa2015
Horsham, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had been here a number of years ago. At the time we had young children who scrambled all over the place. Now we had the opportunity to look at the displays and read the information. We noted a number of positive changes in the displays and the trip was fantastic.

Thank WabbitMan19044
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hadn't visited the museum in many years. Enjoyed the visit very much. Lots of great information and wonderful exhibits. Great gift shop with lots of books.

Thank Amy K
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

While in Lancaster, we dropped by to please my RR loving husband. The museum did not disappoint. So much info, friendly volunteers and something for all ages. We wish to return and ride the train!

Thank CDePriest
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

I definitely didn't allow enough time to fully enjoy all there is to see in the country's largest indoor train museum. I could have easily spent most of the day there, however not everyone in our group would want to do that. One amazing thing I learned from a volunteer guide was how much of the funding is private in... More 

Thank Marlin M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I enjoyed walking around and checking out the trains. It was especially neat when they opened a few cars to walk around in. My highlight was sorting the mail like someone would have on the train. The children's area is worth a look, even as an adult. There are trains in various states of disrepair to review... More 

Thank LauraLazewski
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

An amazing collection of old trains giving the sense of history. Very kid friendly with a separate room full of toys.

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New Holland, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

I attended the first annual Rails & Ales brewfest at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and by far, the museum is one of the best locations to have a festival. The beauty of the event is the venue. Twenty breweries were spread out among monster, historical locomotives, which gave the event an advantage. Beer fans wandered around the trains, reading... More 

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