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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

300 Gap Rd, PA Route 741, Ronks, PA 17572-9567
+1 717-687-8628
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Across the ocean to visit

I had friends from Germany, one of which is a train fanatic, travel to Strasburg to visit this... read more

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Nice Open Air Car Ride

Very nice Open Car Train ride, Little windy but nice. There are shops you can look at and food... read more

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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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LOCATION
300 Gap Rd, PA Route 741, Ronks, PA 17572-9567
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"across the street"
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"railroad museum"
in 63 reviews
"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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"large collection"
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"great collection"
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"train buff"
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"combo ticket"
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"lots of history"
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"love trains"
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"train ride"
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"all ages"
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"full size"
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I had friends from Germany, one of which is a train fanatic, travel to Strasburg to visit this amazing museum. Starting out on the observation deck allowed us to see the magnitude of these historical engines and cars. We spent several hours there, talked with...More

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Reviewed today

Very nice Open Car Train ride, Little windy but nice. There are shops you can look at and food also. There are no covers over the windows so make sure its a nice day when you go and book. Very well restored trains. Nice place...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Very well restored and displayed array of motive power and rolling stock. Especially enjoyed the old reefer cars and the explanation of how they were used. They are equipment not often seen, where as steam locomotives are more common at other museums and RR displays....More

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Reviewed yesterday

My family (2 adults, 2 12 year olds and 1 5 year old) enjoyed this museum. There was a good variety of engines, cabooses, and coach cars to see. The staff was informative and nice. We will be going back to visit.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a group of ham radio operators spend time in the museum. It was wonderful to see the large collection with a good variety from many eras. They are keeping an accurate portrayal of railroading equipment to help future generations see the marvelous progress...More

Thank James P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This Museum has a very impressive locomotive and train displays. There seems to be every type of locomotive.

Thank Bobbywin
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the museum with my 87 year old father, who just loved it. My grandfather was an engineer on the Reading Railroad when he retired and had worked at several jobs on the railroad. It was amazing at how much knowledge my father has...More

Thank djdauberman
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stumbled onto this one by accident in just driving around after getting it late in the day, (I didn't do my research well enough I guess) and my wife made it a must do the next morning after peaking in at the window of...More

Thank gary c
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The exhibits are lovingly maintained by an army of volunteers. The collection is extensive, the facility immaculate! This is a must see for any railroad enthusiast. The children's play area was planned well. Even the outdoor area of trains awaiting refurbishment and the turntable were...More

Thank virginia b
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Reviewed 6 days ago

When you go inside to buy your ticket you can also get a ticket discount for the Strasburg Railroad located across the street. I have been to quite a few transportation museums and most have the bulk of their displays outside, but this one has...More

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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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Julius K
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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February 22, 2016|
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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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