Railroads and Trains
in Lancaster County
Strasburg, PA has been called the "train capital of the world", and for good reason. Located in the heart of Lancaster, Strasburg features national and state museums on locomotives - the past, present, and future. Any train enthusiast must visit Lancaster County to see all that Strasburg has to offer!
Choo Choo Barn
Since 1961, people across the country and around the world have come to visit a truly unique attraction...the Choo Choo Barn -- Traintown U.S.A.®! The 1,700 square foot train layout features over 150 hand-built animated figures and vehicles and 22 operating trains…Choo Choo Barn is like nothing you've ever seen! It is undoubtedly one of the best train attractions in Pennsylvania.
National Toy Train Museum
website | map it | (717) 687-8976 | 300 Paradise Lane, Strasburg, Pennsylvania, 17579
At the National Toy Train Museum you can learn all about it! Collecting, building and operating toy trains is a lively hobby for the 21st Century! Fun and challenging, it combines traditional skills with cutting-edge technology. Designed like an old-time train station, the Museum features the latest in exhibits and LED lighting. The massive toy train collection features models from the 1800s to the present. Five operating, interactive train layouts in G, Standard, O, S and HO Gauges. Videos on all aspects of toy trains. Lionel, American Flyer, MTH, Weaver, LGB, Bachmann, Marklin, more. A fun activity for kids in Lancaster, visit the National Toy Train Museum, the best train museum in America.
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
website | map it | (717) 687-8628 | 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, Pennsylvania, 17579
Pennsylvania's world-class museum of railroad history, with exhibits of over 100 historic locomotives and railroad cars, uniforms, art work, tools and other artifacts from 1825 to the present. Unique programs and special events, vast library and archives, interactive railway education center, working restoration shop, outdoor restoration yard and turntable. Tours, facility rentals and other learning opportunities.
Red Caboose Motel and Gift Shop
website | map it | (717) 687-5000 | 312 Paradise Lane, Ronks, Pennsylvania, 17572
So, climb on board, and get ready to make yourself at home in one of our 40 historic train cars and cabooses. Plus, everyone loves our on site petting zoo, Amish Buggy rides, gift shop and our authentic train restaurant; considered by many to be among the Best in Amish Country!
Rough and Tumble Historical Association
Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association is a unique 33 acre museum in that we don't clean the dust off our artifacts - because we're often out kicking up the dust WITH them. During our show days almost everything on the grounds is run! And during our annual Threshermen's Reunion EVERYTHING on the grounds that will move under it's own power can be seen in our daily Parade of Power, a ninety minute parade of antique and obsolete machinery both steam and gas.
website | map it | (717) 687-7522 | 301 Gap Road, Ronks, Pennsylvania, 17572
Strolling through the historic East Strasburg Station and the neighboring town of Strasburg, exploring the engines and rail cars up-close and riding beautifully restored trains are so much fun that you'll almost forget that you're immersed in a richly educational experience — learning about steam railroading, agriculture, Amish culture and PA Dutch heritage. Enjoy all we have to offer. And, the memories you'll take with you. Come see why Strasburg Railroad is voted one of the top attractions in Lancaster County.