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Rough and Tumble Historical Association

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Address: 4997 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17535
Phone Number: +1 717-442-4249
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Rough and Tumble is celebrating it's 66th year in 2014. Ride 2 steam...

Rough and Tumble is celebrating it's 66th year in 2014. 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.

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Early mechanized America

Very enjoyable tour of early steam driven farm implements, rail and marine steam engines, and fixed position steam engines. A blacksmith school was taking place on the day I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 September 2016
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Nacogdoches, Texas
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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Very enjoyable tour of early steam driven farm implements, rail and marine steam engines, and fixed position steam engines. A blacksmith school was taking place on the day I visited. Good to see people interested in how things were done in the past and willing to pass on those skills.

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Little Ferry, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We come here to the R&T often, about once a year, since our first visit over 30 years ago. My husband (whose profession and hobby is steam engineering and operation) has been here for the Thresherman's reunion but first time for me. It's usually a very crowded, busy week so we stayed nearby and came for the 1st & 2nd... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

I happened upon the Rough & Tumble museum on their festival day! What a crowd and what an excellent demonstration of Steam powered machines. I was attending a woodworking workshop there and we were invited to tour the facilities. It is one thing to see these machines and steam engines static, but most of these were in working order and... More 

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Lancaster, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

This is really only open once a year with all the machines going, it's great for kids and the whole family. Interesting and loud, you will love it!

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roughandtumble, Public Relations Manager at Rough and Tumble Historical Association, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out to Rough and Tumble. We are actually open for 6 shows during the year. Please visit our website for the schedules. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

On the 'event' weekends there is surely a lot to see and learn - but it is busy. The great local event is the Thresherman's Reunion. Certainly worthwhile, and the crowd of locals - including Amish make a trip especially rewarding.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

This place is a great place to experience the farm and other machinery used in the 19th and 20th centuries, that made America great. Steam power of all sorts on display, with hands-on stuff for the kids, too.

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Severn, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

What a great place to educate your children and yourself on how things where back in the day. Great, friendly group of people. A great way to spend a day....cheap!

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Denver, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

I’ve only attended one event here and although there was nightmarish traffic, it was well worth the hassle. If you are into functional antique art, massive machinery that was built way in the past and built our past, this is the place to go. I’ve never seen such a collection of 100 plus year old tractors and earth movers and... More 

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Quarryville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

My Son and I love this event. The history of the ways things used to be done is incredible. The local made food is also a welcome treat on a Hot August Day!

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Lancaster, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Went for the Thresherman's Reunion. They have more things there than you can see in a day. What an experience.

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