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An upside-down conductor's hat sitting on a train passenger seat. 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 be sure to love!

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1. Dinner On The Rails By Café 1832

If you and your partner are looking for a classic date night on a train, we cannot recommend our dining cars enough. With many different options available for food and themes, our dining cars are more than prepared to cater to your ideal romantic night.

Enjoy an elevated dining experience aboard one of Strasburg Rail Road’s most historic train cars, the Lee E. Brenner Car, as you and your date take a 45-minute train ride through the beautiful Amish countryside.

Along with a special menu prepared by our very own Café 1832 team, you’ll be served by a first-class attendant and permitted one non-alcoholic beverage per person (with additional alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase). 

Learn more about our other dining car options and reserve your dining tickets today.

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2. Wine And Cheese Train

More in the mood for a tasting train ride? Our wine and cheese train ride is the perfect way to spend a weekend outing with your partner!

On this 45-minute train ride going to Paradise, PA and back, you’ll enjoy all the classic fixings: wine, cheese, and crackers. Even if you are new to wine tastings, no worries; check out our Wine and Cheese Train Guide to prepare for your visit with us.

You’ll find that Strasburg Rail Ride prides itself on picking the best wines from Waltz Vineyards, and offers other alcoholic beverages (and souvenir glasses) for purchase.

Please note that all passengers 21 and older must show a valid form of ID before boarding. All alcohol will only be served during the train ride, and must be consumed before exiting the train in accordance with Pennsylvania state law.

Don’t wait! Purchase your wine and cheese date night tickets now.

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3. The Elegant Express

Looking for a more sophisticated and fine-dining setting for your date night? Take a ride on one of our Elegant Express cars or one of the most memorable dinner train rides you’ll have.

Enjoy fancy dishes such as beef wellington or lobster ravioli while taking a 45-minute ride through the Amish Country. You’ll be riding in one of our First-Class Cars, the Lee E. Brenner Dining Car or the Henry K. Long Car.

The dress code is smart casual, business, or semi-formal. All passengers must be 21 and older with a valid ID to ride, and must abide by Strasburg Rail Road’s policy on alcohol. The train only runs on select weekends throughout the year, so availability is limited.

Keep an eye out for an upcoming Elegant Express schedule for an unforgettable experience on one of our most romantic train rides.

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4. Whiskey On The Rails

If wine isn’t your forte, then check out another of our adult train rides, Whiskey on the Rails..

Like our Wine and Cheese Train, you’ll find yourself on a 45-minute ride through Amish Country while tasting specialty whiskeys and cocktails provided by Stoll & Wolfe’s best collections. All with a menu catered to pair with the drinks of the night by Café 1832.

Please plan to arrive and report for boarding 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure. Valid IDs will be checked when boarding, and all participants must abide by Pennsylvania state laws regarding alcohol.

Seating is limited, so don’t miss out on ordering your whiskey-tasting tickets today.

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5. Date Night Concerts

If dinner train rides are not what you and your date are interested in, Strasburg Rail Road has plenty of other options that you can explore, such as our Date Night Concerts.

Featuring performers such as Alyssa Flowers & Noah Johnson’s Backwoods to Broadway, Kathryn Williams, and Strasburg Rail Road’s own Entertainment Team, you’ll be able to sit back and enjoy the many different musical performances our entertainment department has to offer.

With a private table at the Lefever Hall, a complimentary charcuterie board, and amazing live music playing throughout the night, our Friday night concerts are the perfect date night for you and your partner. This event is also BYOB-friendly!

Come see who will be playing, and reserve your Friday night table with us!

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6. The Show Must Go On: A Murder Mystery Live Performance

In the mood for a fusion of railroad romance and fun entertainment? Then consider attending our murder mystery live performance, The Show Must Go On.

A murder has taken place on this 45-minute ride, featuring a plethora of stunning (but suspicious) guests and one reluctant detective, Cecil B. Holden. Watch as he attempts to solve the mystery of this sudden death, and get all the train’s passengers to their destination on time.

There will be much to enjoy with this ride, ranging from the costumed professional cast who have all performed around the world to the first class accommodations guests will have access to. All passengers will be treated to one alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink as well.

Please be aware of the show’s disclaimer, as the performance uses realistic firearms and contains choreographed fight scenes. Proper IDs will be checked for all guests over the age of 21 purchasing alcohol.

The event has very limited weekend seating per show, so come soon to see how this murder mystery will unravel.

Ready to start planning your date night at Strasburg Rail Road? Take a look at our other specialty events and trains we host throughout the year.