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Nostalgic Train Journey

This is a fun experience for the whole family! A memorable train ride through rolling hills... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2016
New Freedom, Pennsylvania
Great Way to Step Back in Time

They really make your experience as real as possible when really traveling through old rail siding... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2016
York, Pennsylvania
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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 9 June 2016

This is a fun experience for the whole family! A memorable train ride through rolling hills, fields & streams--beautiful landscape & a real sense of some transporation history! Thoroughly enjoyed our commentator & the museum at the Hanover Junction...so many interesting displays! If you're in...More

Thank sherry9453
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

They really make your experience as real as possible when really traveling through old rail siding homes and then new town houses. You almost don't seem to notice the outside when there is something going on inside. Really fun for the family or us to...More

Thank TombstoneJoe
Reviewed 30 April 2016

A great little train rain, and a big taste of history. Check their schedule online - they mostly operate on weekends, with more weekdays added during the summer and Fall. They operate with what looks like a vintage steam locomotive, but is a new, recently...More

1  Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Train loving people on buses and caravans flock to our small town to see, ride, feel and experience the steam locomotives. See the actors in full dress and hear about all the history. This is a must see for kids and adults alike. Check to...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We happened to be there the weekend there was a commemorative ride of Lincoln's funeral train. We had narrator that told us interesting facts about the time period as we rode to Glen Rock. Fun time.

Thank sapwoodteach
Reviewed 18 April 2016

The train is wonderful and the ride is scenic, but they never capitalize on actually providing some history about the train or the region. Very disappointed in that. Instead, on the ride outbound a singer/guitarist entertained with old fashioned songs, which wasn't bad. But then...More

1  Thank HollyBu
Steam H, Marketing at Steam into History, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

Until recently, our small team wasn't quite sure how use this website service to respond, so we apologize for the delayed reaction. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and feedback with us! We appreciate your constructive comments and we have shared...More

Reviewed 10 April 2016

Great restored locamotive and there are informative narrations on most trips to Glen Rock and Hanover Junction

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 15 December 2015

This was a fairly fun ride - although the pretty train was not running - so we were pulled by an ugly diesel beast. We did the short Glen Rock run - don't know if I could have stood another hour. The PA system is...More

Thank jenheat
Reviewed 11 December 2015

The train ride was most enjoyable. The age range in our family was 72 - 4 months. It was relaxing, and entertaining for all. The train was very clean and everyone was friendly. We had plenty of room for seating. The attendants were dressed in...More

Thank MaryAnnS619
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We found it very entertaining and interesting as we learned many details about the history of the area and how it related to the Civil War.

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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!