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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

300 Gap Rd, PA Route 741, Ronks, PA 17572-9567
+1 717-687-8628
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A Must-See if you have a Train Love in your Life

Like many others, I'm sure, we spent time at the Railroad Museum during our weekend trip to Day out... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
0101TravelBug0101
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Philadelphia
Railroad buff

I grew up with the NYC line 25 yard from my back porch. Great memories rekindled at this railroad... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nina B
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is home to a world-class collection of more than 100 historic locomotives and railroad cars, an immersive education center, a vast library and archives and a working restoration shop. Special events, museum store, free on-site parking, free WiFi.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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300 Gap Rd, PA Route 741, Ronks, PA 17572-9567
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Like many others, I'm sure, we spent time at the Railroad Museum during our weekend trip to Day out with Thomas. Seeing all those beautifully maintained locomotives up close is really a special experience. There are plenty of interactive experiences for little ones (my 4-year-old...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I grew up with the NYC line 25 yard from my back porch. Great memories rekindled at this railroad meuseum. Well planned self guided but with adequate information to keep you wondering. Good place for young children to play with special trains set up for...More

Thank Nina B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Museum is in the rolling farmland of Lancaster County, PA. Across the road is the Strasburg Scenic Rail Road. Around the corner is a motel comprised of original cabooses and the National Toy Train Museum. A singular railroader destination. The PRR Museum has an...More

Thank erikg70
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here and was greatly impressed. For only $10 a person you get to see up front and close restored steam electric and diesel engines and railroad cars from past decades. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Many explanatory articles. Bring a camera.

Thank cobutler1
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are rail cars and locomotives from the 19th and 20th centuries. Also see the scale model railroad which covers a lot of Pennsylvania towns and landscapes. Worth the trip.

Thank GlennW0147
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully designed train museum to see wide array of different kinds of trains used throughout history.

Thank Smalltowngirl95
Reviewed 1 week ago

It simply does not get better than this...the museum literally has over 50 trains that have shaped the US railroad history. One can easily spend 2-3 hours here and continue to be fascinated with each artifact. Controlling miniature train replicas on an artificial toy rail...More

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit and we had several in our group from 2 years old to upper 70's and they all enjoyed it. The museum covers the history of the railroad all the way to the actual full length train. There are many interactive...More

Thank mrvspn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dozens of old locomotives, carriages and goods vehicles all under one roof. The museum felt quite new, was clean and airy, with innovative displays. The trains have been lovingly maintained and restored and span the full railroad history of the state. Information is provided for...More

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is the number one stop for anyone into railfanning. Located across the street from the Strasburg Railroad, this massive museum houses one of the largest collections of locomotives and rolling stock I've seen, many tied to the Pennsylvania Railroad. Each...More

Thank Spencer P
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Stacey A
I will be travelling with my 10 year old son and heard that in addtion to the Railroad Museum there is also the National Toy Train Museum. I donot wish/plan on doing both. Does anyone have thoughts on which one would be the better choice? Thanks
14 May 2017|
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Response from FoodieWriter13 | Reviewed this property |
Stick with the railroad museum.
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Julius K
exact location
26 October 2016|
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Response from Carlita H | Reviewed this property |
300 Gap Rd Ronks, PA Put this into your GPS and you will get there without any problems.
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Pat P
Is it possible to do both in an afternoon, we will have 11 year old grandson but a Sight & Sound show at 11am.l
23 February 2016|
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Response from Linda S | Reviewed this property |
You should do the museum after sight and sound so that you have time. My 11 year old son loved the museum and railroad. Enjoy!
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