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“Fun for All”

Rough and Tumble Historical Association
Ranked #30 of 76 things to do in Lancaster
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Owner description: Rough and Tumble is celebrating it's 69th year in 2017. Ride 2 steam railroads, See Steam Traction Engines running as well as antique Tractors. Visit the Saw mill, model shop, Auto Museum, Stationary Steam Museum, Blacksmith Shop, and Gas Engine area. Visit the antique Earth moving construction area as well as the Line Shaft machine Shop. Watch a parade of power and sled pulling on the track.Check our schedule of events on our web site and enjoy the may areas of Rough and Tumble Historical Association.
Reviewed April 27, 2014

We love going to all the events at R&T. It is a fantastic family friendly place to visit and to learn about history. Many hands on activities and things for little ones to do. My son especially loved the pedal tractor pulls that he could participate in.

3  Thank edonovan109
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

The steam engines are magnificent. You really get an appreciation of farming and industry at the turn of the century. We love riding on the Shea train.

2  Thank Valerie I
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

This year's Thresherman's reunion was the biggest I've seen. They have a flea market with all sorts of interesting items, even if you are not interested in the engines and spare parts. The programs they hold throughout the day are fun and informative, and not just for those who like tractors and steam engines. I started going through the invitation of a friend, knew nothing of steam engines and the like, but have gone back several times. The atmosphere is family friendly and fun. Very laid back on their schedule things don't always start on time, but pretty close. Definitely a place for the whole family to try out something new.

3  Thank mbcreasy
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

If you fix your own car,If you keep cars and trucks til they rust apart. If you like knowing how motors and engines work; then this is your place to visit. This year I went 2 days. $7 per person entry fee is very fair. There are great deals on tools and flea market area. Many vendors are now some selling American made tools and products = Yeah. If you are looking for a good clean fun interesting day to learn about old steam engines, antique farm tractors, and equipment from over 100 years ago, then this is a must stop. Be sure to go during the Thresherman's Reunion

2  Thank JayRepko
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

We visited Rough and Tumble during the Thresherman's Reunion weekend, what a great event.
The grounds are much bigger than anticipated and are full of interesting things at every turn. If it has gears, an engine and does some sort of work you will find it here. The best part is that the vast majority of the items on display still operate and many are in operation throughout the day. Cars, steam shovels, graders, stationary engines, generators, water pumps anything you could think of, it is probably here somewhere. There are two steam trains to ride and several places to grab a bite to eat. Admission and food prices are reasonable. Gearheads will love this place, there are also enough other displays to keep non gearheads entertained as well. This is a worthwhile addition to any trip to Lancaster County PA, plan on spending at least 2-3 hours (we spent all day). This is on my short list for a re-visit!

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