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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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Address: 300 Gap Road, PA Route 741, Strasburg, PA 17579
Phone Number: +1 717-687-8628
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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A Must See While in Strasburg

Everyone goes to see Strasburg Railroad but not everyone takes the time to visit the museum that is right across the street. Whether you are a train enthusiast or not, you will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Browns Mills, New Jersey
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Browns Mills, New Jersey
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everyone goes to see Strasburg Railroad but not everyone takes the time to visit the museum that is right across the street. Whether you are a train enthusiast or not, you will love the variety of interesting things to see.

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Waverly, Kansas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were taken here by our grown kids who live in PA. We had a great time watching the grandchildren enjoy the train ride. The docent was very informative and entertaining. The museum houses trains from the earliest days and shows the advancements in our countries history.

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Watkins Glen, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had an excellent afternoon viewing what was. Having been a part of what is, it is so good to see a collection of how railroading started. Please, spend the time visiting if you're across the street this spring. My real purpose was to sit in GP30 2233. I did not know they switched up what was... More 

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Miller Place, New York
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31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were visiting Lancaster and decided to visit the museum for something to do. My wife wasn't too excited about going, but after we got there she fully enjoyed it as I did. My grandfather was an engineer with the Penn RR, so it was something special for me... but that's another story. This museum allows you... More 

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Farmingdale, New York
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiancée and I both went to this place when we were younger. We were around the area and thought why not go back and take a look. It was a blast. The trains are so impressive. They are HUGE. if your kids love shows like Thomas the tank engine, this will be the most impressive place for them. The... More 

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Queens, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If we were in Lancaster again, this is certainly one of the places I'd return to see. First of all, a tip: buy a combined ticket for the steam engine ride across the street and visit this museum while you wait for your turn to ride. We only realized after the fact... :( The museum is very informative, with lots... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Visited on a Saturday in Jan. from 1p - 5p. Took our 9yo son who LOVES trains. We all enjoyed the very clean, well-organized display of full-size engines as well as the 2 areas of HO model layouts. We learned a lot about PA railroad history. Our son enjoyed being able to be inside several of the engines and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Great, impressive exhibit. Good combination of interaction and history of trains in Pennsylvania and the US. Kids loved jumping into some of the trains and playing with scale versions. Certainly worth a detour to pay a visit.

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Seaford, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by during a recent trip to Lancaster. This is a cute small scale museum. Many trains, but once you see one, two or three, they all kinda look the same.

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Thank Diane C
Goshen,
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We started our day here not long after it opened in the morning and we almost had the place to ourselves, it was wonderful! There were so many different things to see, from the model trains for the children (which we loved!), to the many engines, cars and displays both inside and outside. The volunteers really knew their train information... More 

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