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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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Penn railroad museum

This museum is located about an hour west of Philly in The Amish countryside. This is a must see... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Steve S
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Interesting even for non train buffs

Our family of 4 visited the museum recently and spent a bit more than an hour looking at the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Scott E
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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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.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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300 Gap Rd, PA Route 741, Ronks, PA 17572-9567
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"across the street"
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"cars and engines"
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"railroad museum"
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"on display"
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"rolling stock"
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"train yard"
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"kids area"
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"great collection"
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"real trains"
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is located about an hour west of Philly in The Amish countryside. This is a must see for any fans of Penn railroad history or electric trains.

Thank Steve S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family of 4 visited the museum recently and spent a bit more than an hour looking at the various trains and train paraphenalia. If you are a train buff, I'm sure you could spend 3-4 hours there but it was interesting even for our...More

Thank Scott E
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great fun day we never knew Trains can be so interesting my 11 year old son had a ball so did my 56y old boyfriend lol yes we could go again

Thank Inge Z
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge collection of rolling stock all indoors. So you can visit anytime of year. Detailed descriptions of everything Even have a small station set up inside. Strasburg railroad is across the street and the Choo choo barn right up the street.. From models to full...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Railroad Museum during one of our trips to the Lancaster County area. The museum is on the outskirts of Strasburg and across from the Strasburg Railroad. The museum has a large display of fully restored locomotive engines and an...More

Thank Mike K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a cross Pennsylvania trip where we hit Hershey Park, Gettysburg Battlefield and other places on the way to Philadelphia. We saved this part of our trip for when the weather threatened rain because it's an indoor activity. The large collection of trains...More

Thank Todd C
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

Great display of trains and history of trains ! Also added plus of hands-on train displays for the kids to control ! Our grandson had a great time here

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

My wife and I have been through this museum with our granddaughter once before. She wanted to go again with her dad. Since he was home on leave and we had just finished the train ride with the Strasburg Rail Road, we figured this would...More

Thank Jerry H
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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

Our grandkids (ages 3 and 18 months) love strolling around the museum looking at all of the engines. We like to get to the museum when it opens and tour until the first train leaves out of Strasburg.

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Reviewed December 27, 2017

Probably the best train museum in the country. Dozens of cars, locomotives and everything else assocated with the railroad.

Thank BobnRay
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Stacey A
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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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