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Strasburg Rail Road

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Steam through scenic Lancaster County aboard America’s oldest operating railroad, where the first thing you can expect is an authentic steam railroad experience! Strasburg Rail Road has five working steam locomotives and a fleet of twenty passenger...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
301 Gap Rd, Ronks, PA 17572-9566
+1 866-725-9666
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just a great place to visit, whether adults and/or kids.Wonderful Christmas activities on train ride and after. Must see museum also while there.A day around trains, both old and new.

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have gone here numerous times. We have taken our Grandsons and have enjoyed eating in the dining car and other times letting the boys stand outside on the observation deck. We have stopped and picnicked alone the railroad at their little park. This is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank P J
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a really fun family outing. Our 16 year old son has loved trains his whole life but has never been on one. We went on line to get info, called the get some clarification on a few things and booked our trip.Everyone there...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We've visited Strasburg Railroad many times, since our oldest was three. We've returned each year to ride the Santa train. The railroad does an excellent job; a ticket gets you a ride on a Santa train, and Santa visits with each child. Live music and...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family went for the Santa Express during the holidays. We have young kids, 3 year old twins and a 5 year old and they were kept engaged and entertained throughout the train ride. The carolers and musicians were cheerful and gave a "old-time", nostalgic...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I booked the Wine and Cheese ride. (About 45 minutes round trip). We were served one glass of wine on the way and one on the way back..choice of three different kinds. They also came around with trays of fruit and cheeses....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The conductor did an amazing job Enjoyed hearing the history of the railroad Love the scenic view.Will visit again

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Santa train with our grandchildren for the first time, and it was great! Recommend it to everyone. Only wish the ride was longer!

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The dining car was a good option for a winter ride on the train with grandkids.Love to Come back in the summer when more options are available

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit and experience steam trains! Ride them, take one of several tours, take pictures of them, learn about them, or just plain watch them. Restaurant and three merchandise shops on site! And if you still want more... best locomotive/train museum in the...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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September 20, 2018|
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Response from Steve B | Property representative |
Yes, the train does change direction at the end of the line; however, in Coach and Open Air, you can flip your seat-back so that you are always facing the direction of travel.
July 20, 2018|
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Response from I1844RXsteveb | Reviewed this property |
You can park that in the Train Museum Lot across the Street.
July 8, 2018|
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Response from 705christophers | Reviewed this property |
The parlor car was $26. I would recommend purchasing the tickets in advance. Some days they are sold out on the “premium” cars.
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Strasburg Trip Report 10/2/09-10/4/09 (2 Replies)
Thanks to every single person who answered my tedious question before our trip, our family had a wonderful trip to Strasburg, PA. I wanted to come back to the forum and share my trip with all of you. However, English is not my native language so I apologize in advance if you get confused with my writing. This was a birthday trip for our 4 year old son who is crazy about trains. We also took his little sister (18 month old) to his birthday trip. We left NYC Friday morning at 7 in the...More
October 14, 2009|
Response frommittmott|
I am so glad you had a great trip. My sons are now grown, but it was their very favorite place to go for short trips. I even rode the Strasburg Railroad as a little girl myself. When you return you must check out the area around Bird in Hand and Intercourse. It is a nice place with real pretty shops, and even the kids enjoy walking around Kitchen Kettle Village. Also if you are there in warm weather, the Village Greens Mini Golf Course in Strasburg is one of our favorites, He has beautiful...More
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Recommend a way to get ot Lancaster from Baltimore (8 Replies)
I will be departing from the BWI area. There seems to 3 main ways to do this, mostly depending on how one wants to cross the Susquehanna. 1. Take 83 north through York, then head east on 30 to Lancaster. 2. Take 83 north and get off near the last exit in MD, and take side roads and cross the Susquehanna on 372 3. Take I-95 North, get off before the Susquehanna and cross the Susquehanna in Rt1. And then go North on 222 for a while. If it matters, I will be doing the Strasburg Rail...More
August 23, 2016|
Response frombrookquarry|
if by scenic you mean Amish farms, than route Number 2 wins. There are Amish farms even on the west side of the Susquehanna, around Delta.Once you cross the River into Lancaster County, probably at least 2/3 of the farms are Amish on 372 until 896 along with another 2/3 heaiding north on 896 Not many tourist places, but a decent number of farm stands(Assuming you are not coming Sunday) Fishers in Georgetown is an Amish owned fabric/housewares store .Might be interesting for a quick stop. ...More
Lancaster County - Rain (4 Replies)
Hi All, We are going to Lancaster county for first time for 4.5 days trip from 8/21 to 8/25. Please find below places we planned to visit. As per latest weather report, it is going to rain on some of these days. What places can we go when it is raining. What places should we skip. My husband, myself and our son who will be 4 yr old during our stay are going. Please advice Abe's Buggy Rides(45 min ride) - Sat Amish Farm - Sat Strasburg Rail Road - Sat PA RR Museum - Sat Toy Train...More
August 19, 2010|
Response fromaster143|
This summer those forecasts of "scattered showers" have not always amounted to much! But it's good to have some other ideas. Indian Echo Caverns: The steps to the cave are covered by a canopy. I don't think rain would be much of a problem. I've been here on days with scattered showers, and the tours went on. You'd just have to deal with getting a little wet from the parking lot to the gift shop to the steps. Chocolate World: Great rainy day activity. You can park fairly close to the...More