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  • 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.


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!

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.

Café 1832 

Strasburg Rail Road’s Café 1832 is now OPEN! Nestled on the platform of America’s oldest operating railroad, our historic atmosphere is the perfect setting for lunch, dinner, or just a quick bite.

Picnic at the Groves

At the time of booking, please let us know if you intend to use the picnic groves. Once aboard, let the conductor know you want to get off the train and enjoy a picnic at either Leaman Place or Groff’s Grove. You can bring your own food or purchase lunch to-go from Café 1832. Please plan to remain at the grove for 90 minutes until the next train arrives.


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


Best Model & Toy Trains for Kids & Collectors

Toy trains are a timeless childhood pastime. For generations, they’ve been bringing excitement to playtime. For some of us railfans, that passion never leaves. Whether you’re a parent looking to find railroad toys for your kids, or you’re a collector looking to expand your trove, discover some of the top model & toy trains below. …

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June 27, 2024

Caboose Facts & History

The caboose is an iconic symbol of America’s railroad history. For over a hundred years, this unique train car traveled at the rear of every train across the country.  From their origins as simple platforms to their evolution into fully-equipped crew quarters, explore the fascinating history of the caboose and its impact on the American…

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June 4, 2024

6 Romantic Train Rides And Activities To Try At Strasburg Rail Road

 There’s nothing better than sharing a romantic experience with someone you love. Strasburg Rail Road, offers a large selection of rail-based activities and dining options for you and your significant other. Looking for some railroad romance or simply a fun excursion? Read to explore 6 romantic train rides and activities you and your partner will…

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May 3, 2024