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Steam into History

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Beautiful steam engine and a nice train ride.

I am old enough to remember when there were only steam powered trains. I remember the first time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun outing (understood what to expect)

We took a lunch with us and sat in the postal cart being refurbished. It was a relaxing 2 hours of... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
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Steam Into History Inc. operates an 1860s era steam locomotive as well as a Pennsylvania G10 Diesel. Ride the rails and learn about Civil War history in York County. There are other events that take place including cowboy robberies, hobo runs and...more
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2 W Main St, New Freedom, PA 17349-7905
+1 717-942-2370
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am old enough to remember when there were only steam powered trains. I remember the first time we gathered along the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks to see a diesel powered train. I am a fan of steam powered engines.

Thank Jim-gd-york
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We took a lunch with us and sat in the postal cart being refurbished. It was a relaxing 2 hours of being together. The whole thing is run by more or less volunteers. There is history covered here and there, but if you want to...More

Thank Pannipannini
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Nice day, wonderful trip on the authentic replica of a n 1860's train. We ar familiar with the history of the Northern Central RR and wish the narator had mentioned more of the RR history instead of the surrounding towns.

Thank junemike2018
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable time on the Steam Locomotive theme trip entitled “Wild West Express featuring The James Younger Gang”. The actors were very personable and made the trip a lot of fun for kids of all ages. Of course it was great to...More

Thank Don414
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This attraction is totally misleading. You are on a converted steam engine train that goes through the countryside, mostly wooded with few views. Someone reads a script over a speaker system. There is nothing relative to the Civil War on this tour. You get off...More

Thank Jay K
Reviewed 6 June 2018

We arrived at this Steam Into History about noon that saturday and got the tickets for the train ,I' a senior so i didn't have to pay . This was the train that Abraham Lincoln took to this train to Washington DC with his wife...More

Thank weepinbell65
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Great time in the snow, with Santa and sing along Christmas carols. Kids dancing on the train, adults singing and watching the beautiful snowy country side roll by! Enjoyable hr making this Christmas memories. Train was heated and spacious. Station is clean and has cute...More

Thank Mariannefinley
Reviewed 25 November 2017

This is a wonderful slice of history, the steam engine was a regal replica, that chugs along through beautiful and historic country side. The staff are wonderful - they infected you with their love of the train, the history and the area. We opted to...More

Thank 2017Getaway
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We took the grandkids for a ride on the train, Grant & his wife were the story tellers for the day we went. He looked the part and she dressed up as well, they were very knowledgeable on the history of the Civil War and...More

1  Thank mdpaline1
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We so enjoyed the ride. Perfect length for our 4 and 6 year old nephew and niece. The only thing that was frustrating is people smoking down the path to get on the train. One man was smoking on the platform where the two cars...More

1  Thank diggerk2017
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Response from Z808KKjohnk | Reviewed this property |
Based on our recent trip, I would not hesitate to take kids on the Santa trip. They do a first class job!