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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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Address: 300 Gap Road, PA Route 741, Strasburg, PA 17572
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 Wonderful Surprise!!

Did not expect the experience we had when taking a spur of the moment ride to the train museum! An impressive collection of trains inside and outside as well as history and other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Moorestown, New Jersey
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Moorestown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Did not expect the experience we had when taking a spur of the moment ride to the train museum! An impressive collection of trains inside and outside as well as history and other train "memorabilia". Well worth the reasonable $10 admission!!

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Long Branch, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the two young ones age 3 yr, and 19 months had a great time in the Museum and loved being able to go into the antique rail road cars and also loved the room with the hands on railroad sets.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The RR Museum of PA is one of the major railroad museums in the US. It boasts an excellent facility, with a large indoor collection of railroadiana in absolutely pristine condition. In addition to most of the surviving steam locomotives of the once-great Pennsylvania Railroad, there are a wide variety of other locomotives and rolling stock. There are several "railroad... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we visited this museum in the summer, it is directly across the street from the Strasburg short line railroad. It was air conditioned, parking was free and the trains and other items on display were amazing.

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Strasburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is located directly across route 741 from the Strasburg Railroad. They have a fabulous collection of early trains from the very early steam engines through the later electric and diesel engines. A great many of these engines are displayed in a modern, climate controlled building while the unrestored engines are located outside in the rail... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a must place for history lovers. I would recommend for anyone visiting Strasburg village first time.

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great museum to see old trains up close and personal. My 5 year old grandson thought it was wonderful...and I'll take him there again and again as he gets old enough to appreciate the history and various uses of the different train cars that are on display.

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Cheshunt, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of us visited the museum whilst in Strasburg. What an amazing place. It is huge. I found the the museum is very well laid out with each item on display well described. The museum contains all the rolling stock that you would expect, steam locos, diesel and electric locos, passengers cars and freight cars. We found the staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved all of the old trains displayed here with information about them. Very impressed with the large hands-on rooms for families with younger children.

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must if you are a trai enthusiast. The museum has some of the very best train exhibits available to the public; my grandchildren and I were indeed "wowed." I would recommend you allow at least three hours to see all the exhibits. They have a few of each type of exhibits(engines (steam /diesel) , cars (box, executive,... More 

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