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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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Address: 300 Gap Road, PA Route 741, Ronks, PA 17572
Phone Number: +1 717-687-8628
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is home to a world-class collection of...

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.

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The Family Membership is completely worth it. This was my go-to spot for rainy days and out of town visitors. Great room to entertain toddlers and elementary ages.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Family Membership is completely worth it. This was my go-to spot for rainy days and out of town visitors. Great room to entertain toddlers and elementary ages.

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Berkeley Springs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have an extensive (100,000 square feet) collection of REAL trains. You can even walk through some of the trains with a representative that will tell you about the particular train car.

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Waldorf, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge collection of completely restored railroad cars from all eras. Filled with interesting railroad stories and facts. Restored cars are all inside so great rainy day attraction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing experience, totally unexpected ! Trains in large numbers totally restored. Great place to help young and old get a snap shot of Railway AMERICANA ! Best display I have ever enjoyed !

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Binghamton, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travel back in time with some amazing train cars. Our 3 y.o. And 29 mo old grandchildren loved the life size trains.

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Thank denibeck2015
East Coast, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an awesome collection of trains. Price was fair to get in too. Explanations of the uses for the trains was interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kids will love the big trains and the hands-on model railroad area. Adults will marvel over the history on display. Researchers will be in awe of the archives. The RRMofPA has it all and should not be missed.

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Scottdale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We looked for something fun and cheap to do on a Sunday. We spent 10.00 apiece to go. It was a huge museum with plenty of trains and things to keep your attention. There is a train ride that we will do on our next trip out.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We spent the day at the steam train ride and the museum. Great way to spend a Sunday. The museum is well laid out with plenty of access to the various trains and carriages. the engines and carriages are restored and look the part. The rolling stock outside still needs restoration but still worth 30 minutes wander thru. The combo... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Highly recommended ! A learning experience for both young and old. Our 4 year old grandson LOVED the trains. We plan on going back again next summer.

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