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Traces the history of the railroad in Pennsylvania.
250 E Market St, West Chester, PA 19382-2701
+1 610-430-2233
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Here are the reasons for my mediocre rating: 1). Two portable potties at train station. 2). One portable potty at Glen Mills (half way point) for approximately 150 passengers to share during 20 minute visit. Also, no concessions offered. 3). There was no tour guide...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank 740eugenem
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Need way to see the old diesel railroad that used to run from West Chester. It is about 30 mins from West Chester to Glen Mills along some very nice scenery. Once in Glen Mills the picnic grove is a nice place to have the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Steve112975
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I've ridden the WCRR rails a couple times. Heck I still remember when the Media local went all the way the West Chester, but no more. The train runs from the Market Street terminal to the Glen Mills station, a distance of just under 8...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank rmorrison1116
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Lamb chops with blue cheese, the best. I was there for Valentines day, service was good, food was great.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ritaraven
Reviewed December 29, 2017

This a fun trip for the whole family. The trip lasts 90 minutes which is exactly the right amount of time. The train takes you from West Chester to Glen Mills Station. They use 1950 diesel locomotives and very old passenger cars. They have special...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank rmuma
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

We had such a wonderful time. Singing on the train, seeing Santa twice! Santa and Mrs. Claus came through the train to say hello. Absolutely magical. This will be a new tradition. My four year old was mesmerized. You would have to be a Scrooge...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

We were a family of 20 (including kids) on Sun Dec 3rd at 5pm We were headed to our seats and scolded loudly by a volunteer named Becky because we all had not boarded at the same time although w were all in line. She...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank curlylocksJerseyGirl
Reviewed September 19, 2017

We arrived at the West Chester Railroad Station prior to our reservations for the last Summer Picnic Train. They have free parking in the adjacent lot. We boarded the train on time with a very friendly and accommodating volunteer crew. The Summer Picnic train allows...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank DiAlJo
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

We booked a trip in April at Easter, there were 13 of us ages ranging from 72 to 2, mine are 2 @ 12 and one at 10 and they enjoyed the rife, entertained with the banjo player ( he could use a few more...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank loretta u
Reviewed February 13, 2017

You can take a little ride through some pretty areas of the county and learn a little bit of history along the way. Some of the cars are more historic in nature and some are just old SEPTA cars. The volunteer conductors will be glad...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank luv2travel60626
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March 4, 2018|
Response from DiAlJo | Reviewed this property |
Yes - it is a wonderful round-trip adventure with a short stop for lunch.
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December 13, 2016|
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I am unaware of any discounts. I previously inquired as to AAA or military discounts and was told there are none.
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West Chester Railroad-Private Charter (2 Replies)
Has anyone chartered the West Chester Railroad? We are planing a couples retreat and thought it would be an enjoyable autumn activity. Any advice or past expereince appreciated. We're also wondering what the picnic grove at the stop is like in Glen Mills to help us plan.
July 26, 2018|
Response fromwythany|
We didn't do it as a charter, but did the Sunday picnic ride many, many years ago. It was a LOT of fun, and the Glen Mills picnic area was lovely back then. It should be a beautiful trip in the fall.