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“History in Action”

Rough and Tumble Historical Association
Ranked #29 of 72 things to do in Lancaster
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Owner description: Rough and Tumble is celebrating it's 69th year in 2017. Ride 2 steam railroads, See Steam Traction Engines running as well as antique Tractors. Visit the Saw mill, model shop, Auto Museum, Stationary Steam Museum, Blacksmith Shop, and Gas Engine area. Visit the antique Earth moving construction area as well as the Line Shaft machine Shop. Watch a parade of power and sled pulling on the track.Check our schedule of events on our web site and enjoy the may areas of Rough and Tumble Historical Association.
South River, New Jersey
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“History in Action”
Reviewed 17 August 2013

We visited Rough and Tumble during the Thresherman's Reunion weekend, what a great event.
The grounds are much bigger than anticipated and are full of interesting things at every turn. If it has gears, an engine and does some sort of work you will find it here. The best part is that the vast majority of the items on display still operate and many are in operation throughout the day. Cars, steam shovels, graders, stationary engines, generators, water pumps anything you could think of, it is probably here somewhere. There are two steam trains to ride and several places to grab a bite to eat. Admission and food prices are reasonable. Gearheads will love this place, there are also enough other displays to keep non gearheads entertained as well. This is a worthwhile addition to any trip to Lancaster County PA, plan on spending at least 2-3 hours (we spent all day). This is on my short list for a re-visit!

Visited August 2013
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“Husband Loved It”
Reviewed 16 August 2013

We found this by accident while riding around enjoying the scenery. We love all farm stuff and have lots of John Deere Tractors, so this was right up my husbands alley. It was like a outside show and tell with all kinds of old machinery as well as rows and rows of items for sale, like flea market atmosphere. There were Amish people there selling baked goods and homemade items. We had a great time and will make this a stop when we go back next year. There were train rides around the grounds, sawmill exhibits with them actually cutting planks from trees. If you like farm things or steam engines this is a great time.

Visited August 2013
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