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Reviewing Lancaster Pennsylvania's Best

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Located in Pennsylvania's Lancaster Amish Country

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, located on Route 741 just east of Strasburg, opened in 1975. It is across the street from the Strasburg Rail Road, though the two are actually completely separate entities.

The museum's more than 100 historic locomotives and railroad cars chronicle American society on the move. Visitors may take the throttle on a simulated run in a real freight locomotive cab, climb aboard a caboose, inspect a 62-ton locomotive from underneath, view restoration activities via closed-circuit television, enjoy interactive educational programs, and more.

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, with the active support of the Friends of the Railroad Museum.

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania houses one of the most significant collections of historic railroad artifacts in the world. Devoted to preserving and interpreting the broad impact of railroad development on society, the Museum:

Displays over 100 locomotives and cars from the mid-19th and 20th centuries, including the priceless Pennsylvania Railroad Historical Collection.

Has restored many of these unique survivors to original appearance, and pursues a major restoration program.

Conducts educational programs for all ages, provides tours and holds special events, many in cooperation with outside organizations. The innovative Railway Education Center provides a focus for exciting learning.

Houses extensive exhibits of railroad artifacts, plus priceless art work, books, photographs and corporate railroad material.

Recognizes that railroad history is alive and continues being made in this new millennium. The Museum uses new technologies to preserve and interpret the unfolding story.

Seeks to enhance its world-class status through a process of steady improvements involving public-private partnerships.

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is located in eastern Pennsylvania in the town of Strasburg. The museum was opened in 1975. The museum has on display a large and significant collection of Pennsylvania-related motive power and rolling stock spanning the years 1825 to the present.

Public areas in the Museum include a two story building (with a large "Rolling Stock Hall") and an outdoor area (complete with a turntable). The Rolling Stock Hall houses much of the older (and smaller) display pieces.

The Museum is located on PA Route 741 about a mile east of the traffic signal in downtown Strasburg, which is at the intersection of Routes 896 and 741. The Strasburg Rail Road is across the road from the Museum.

Open April through October, Monday through Saturday, 9AM to 5PM and Sunday, 12 Noon to 5PM.  November through March, Tuesday through Saturday, 9AM to 5PM and Sunday 12 Noon to 5PM.  Closed New Year's Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  Admission: Adults 18 to 59: $7, Adults 60 and over: $6, youth 6 to 17: $5, children under 6 are free of charge. Museum memberships are available.






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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
300 Gap Road
Strasburg, PA 17579
Tel: 717 687-8628

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