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STRASBURG
RAIL ROAD

HISTORIC STEAM TRAIN RIDES IN LANCASTER COUNTY, PA

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STRASBURG
RAIL ROAD

TRAIN RIDES IN LANCASTER COUNTY, PA

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CHOOSE YOUR FULL STEAM ADVENTURE

  • Parties of 15 or more

If you’re looking for a place to enjoy fun group activities with friends and family, then you’ve come to the right place! A visit to the Strasburg Rail Road is certainly an experience to be shared. From birthday celebrations and wedding ceremonies to school field trips and staff and corporate outings, our train rides for groups are a great way to make memories together.

ALL ABOARD!


Join us for an authentic steam train ride on the oldest continuously operating railroad in the nation. Sit back and relax as you travel through 2,500 acres of Lancaster County’s famous Amish Country. Choose your preferred accommodation from the President’s Car, First Class, Dining, Open Air, or Coach.

Whether you’re a returning guest or visiting us for the first time, we look forward to you joining us at the Strasburg Rail Road!

Civil War Days: Strasburg's Summer of '63

June 8 - 9, 2024

In the early summer of 1863, the Confederate Army’s goal was to march north to capture Lancaster, Harrisburg, and Philadelphia. However, before they could cross the Susquehanna River into Lancaster, the wooden covered bridge spanning the 1-mile-wide Susquehanna River was burned. They turned around and headed west and met the Union army in Gettysburg.

But what if the bridge never burned, and the Confederates marched across the river and the Union troops had to defend Lancaster and the railroads from the approaching Confederate forces? What if the Southern troops made it to the sleepy town of Strasburg on their march to Philadelphia?

This event, surrounded by our historic steam train, will answer this scenario.

Bonnie & Clyde Experience

July 5 - September 1, 2024

This exciting, one-of-a-kind experience includes thrilling stunts, pyrotechnics, and more. Be a part of the festivities, help our officers save the day, and bring the crime duo to justice.

Strasburg Rail Road Christmas Trains

November 16 - December 24, 2024

A Christmas tradition for nearly 65 years continues as the historic Strasburg Rail Road welcomes a very special visitor this holiday season. Choose among four different experiences: Santa’s Paradise Express, Night Before Christmas, Santa Claus Limited, and the popular Christmas Tree Train.

A FAMILY-FRIENDLY EXPERIENCE FOR ALL GENERATIONS!

Family Fun!

Family Friendly good fun. Also very educational for ourselves and our kids about the history of our country with Trains. The staff are all very nice and helpful. The shops are filled with really cool stuff and now a Cafe, which is very good

– Kevin H. | Facebook
Loads of Fun!

We had fun in the train ride. We did the escape the room and was able to solve the Houdini mystery. Sam was our assistant, she was very nice and helpful. It was a great experience!! Loads of fun!

– Ron A | Google Reviews
Such A Memorable Day!

Being able to ride an authentic steam powered train was so exciting! The experience transports you back in time to the late 1800’s early 1900. They have a general store, eatery, toy store and a play area for children. Thank you Strasburg Rail Road!

– Becky W. | Facebook
A Family Favorite!

My family has been coming here for the past 40 years. I loved riding the rails as a child, my children loved coming every year, and now I am bring my grandchildren! Great family atmosphere! Keep up the great work Strasburg Rail Road! We'll see soon!

– Melissa T. | Google Reviews

RAILLINES BLOG

Popular Trains In Fiction For Kids

When you hear about trains and their fictional representations, your mind may first go to Thomas the Tank Engine™  and all of his train friends. While Thomas is certainly one of the most famous fictional trains, he is far from the only one. Read our blog to discover how trains in fiction have shown up…

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February 27, 2024

10 Questions And Answers About The Original Thomas The Tank Engine

Thomas is headed to Strasburg Rail Road in beautiful Lancaster County. While we’re busy prepping for this exciting event, we rounded up some fun facts to help you and your young ones become Thomas experts!  Check out our list of commonly asked questions and facts about the original Thomas the Tank Engine™. Once you arrive…

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February 23, 2024

7 Family-Friendly Train Rides At Strasburg Rail Road

  At Strasburg Rail Road, we pride ourselves on creating memorable experiences and instilling a love of all things locomotives. In fact, many of our most popular rides are family-friendly and go above and beyond educating about our many trains and history. Looking to start new family traditions or a place to add to the…

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December 29, 2023

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