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Visit Strasburg, PA: The Perfect Day Trip

Strasburg is the perfect place for a quick day trip or long weekend for families, couples, or anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors of Amish Country. As the most historic town in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Strasburg is home to quaint shops, cozy places to stay, delicious local food, Amish farmland, local artisans, and historic sites you won’t want to miss. Hours of adventure are just a short drive away! Things to Do in Strasburg, PA For a small village, Strasburg is packed with things to do and see. Whether you’re interested in history, culture, local cuisine, new discoveries, or engaging activities, you’ll find it at Strasburg. Strasburg Rail Road One of the most popular attractions in Strasburg is the Strasburg Rail Road America’s oldest short line. People have driven to Strasburg to ride the 4.5-mile track aboard an authentic…

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July 20, 2020

Changing with the Times

As America’s oldest continuously operating railroad, Strasburg Rail Road knows how to adapt to the times. Since our founding in 1832, we have weathered periods of economic boon and downturn, and we have found ways to adjust our services and operations to meet the needs of our Guests. At the start of our 2020 season, we marked our 60th year of offering authentic steam train rides to visitors from near and far, and we began our planned $1 million in enhancements both on and off the tracks. Now, to adhere to safety regulations due to COVID-19, Strasburg Rail Road is also implementing new protocols for the safety of our Guests and Team Members. Please take a moment to review our policies prior to visiting. When visiting Strasburg Rail Road, keep your eyes open for a few new features spanning from…

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June 1, 2020

Our Favorite Family Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions the Whole Family can Enjoy Building Christmas experiences with your loved ones leads to treasured memories and new family traditions. To spread a little holiday cheer, we’ve pulled together a few of our favorite ways to celebrate the season with our friends and family. Our ideas run from fun and entertaining to cozy…

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November 26, 2019

Reunion of Steam

For the first time in more than 60 years, two locomotives representing the last of their kind will be in the same place – Strasburg Rail Road – for excursion rides, photo sessions, whistleblowing, behind-the-scenes tours, and special in-cab experiences. Our once-in-a-lifetime Reunion of Steam event reunites two iconic Norfolk & Western Railway locomotives for…

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September 18, 2019

Take a Ride on The Wine & Cheese Train

Our popular Wine & Cheese Train is a great way to spend the evening enjoying the company of your friends, that special someone for date night, or just treating yourself to a relaxing steam train ride through Lancaster County. To help you prepare for your Saturday evening adventure, we’ve provided some details on the experience….

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July 9, 2019

The History of Easter Eggs

Spring has sprung and Easter is just around the corner. With this colorful holiday comes many traditions, family time, and (of course) Easter eggs! Over the years, various cultures have adopted eggs into their traditions in order to represent rebirth and fertility. Easter eggs are a true staple of the celebration, and there are many…

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April 8, 2019

How to Prepare for The Long John Limited

The Long John Limited is back again this year and it will be as exciting as ever! This invigorating event is taking place on our steam train’s OpenAir Car, which means no windows, doors, heat, or cushioned seats. With our recent snow and chilly temperatures, this ride is sure to be one you won’t soon…

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February 11, 2019

How Pumpkins Carved Out Their Place as a Halloween Tradition

Pumpkins are a staple in Fall festivities and holiday traditions. We use them as decorations, to make yummy desserts, and to give our homes that cozy autumn feel. We all know and love them, but have you ever wondered where their origin came from? The tradition of carving large turnips and potatoes was carried over from…

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October 15, 2018

Strasburg Rail Road’s Mechanical Shop Restores the Baldwin #152

Strasburg Rail Road is known for its authentic steam locomotives and signature train ride to Paradise and back. As America’s oldest operating railroad, people come from all around to see Lancaster County by train and experience the historical and educational value of the railroad. Aside from the events hosted throughout the year, there is plenty…

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September 20, 2018

Get to Know the Crew at Day Out With Thomas™

The historical Strasburg Rail Road has been hosting Day Out With Thomas for many enjoyable years. The success of this event relies on a team of dedicated individuals. From the event’s fun activities, to the main attraction of riding Thomas the Tank Engine™ or his pal Percy, the railroad’s excellent crew works hard to provide…

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August 31, 2018