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Steam into History

2 W Main St, New Freedom, PA 17349-7905
+1 717-942-2370
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Hoot hoot! Steam engine and Abe

Thanks to a dear soul who truly loves his town of New Freedom, PA, my party of three benefitted... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Joseph N
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Cute train ride

Short trip for something to do, about an hour. There are different themes, we had a civil war... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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 numerous holiday celebrations. Relive Civil War and railroad history.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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2 W Main St, New Freedom, PA 17349-7905
+1 717-942-2370
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thanks to a dear soul who truly loves his town of New Freedom, PA, my party of three benefitted today on many points. This soul provided us with complimentary tickets to ride a train that was pulled by an exact replica steam engine that pulled...More

Thank Joseph N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Short trip for something to do, about an hour. There are different themes, we had a civil war reenactment on our visit. Tour guide was very informative. Open weekends.

Thank donnaibbott
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went on the 2 1/2 hour Grand Junction Photo/Fan Day train ride and it lasted longer than the stated time. They had several stops so that train enthusiasts and photographers could disembark. They then backed up the train and chugged forward...More

1  Thank CehVirginia
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Just a nice and fun family activity. We have been several times and during different seasons and special events (Fall, Christmas, Easter). Staff are very friendly, the train is absolutely beautiful and the experience is worth it!

Thank renemF5282XH
Reviewed 13 July 2017

My husband is a rail fan so riding each and every train we come across is a must. I found this tourist train and booked the longer 2.5 hour ride with the special Steam engine. My husband was ecstatic and I thought the train was...More

1  Thank Lisaonthegoco
Reviewed 20 June 2017

I am begging my husband for us to go here and now w/being highly allergic to wasps I now am terrified to even go here!!! Guess this may cancel my begging to my husband. I am also giving the place a 5 star because truthfully...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 11 June 2017

To my knowledge this is the only Civil War Era 4-4-0 American Locomotive in regular operation in the United States. #17 The York is a letter perfect reproduction of an 1860's American Locomotive. Currently running a round trip to either Glen Rock or Hanover Junction...More

Thank Ward D
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Wow, what a great time! A beautiful train. The cars were wonderfully restored. A great ride with a real Steam engine

Thank mark g
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Rode the Hanover Junction ride with friends on a Friday. Very informative narrator provides an excellent historical perspective of the rail line and the area during the Civil War era. Train ride is not first class comfort, and that's because you are riding on replica...More

1  Thank stm5468
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Well, Let me start by saying it was soooo Hokey!!! It was unbelievably loud(like screaming at the top of your lungs) We were told there was restroom on board and there was not. Was told we could bring peanuts or crackers to eat and was...More

Thank fungirl2014
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17 November 2015|
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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!