|Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Lancaster Amish Country
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
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