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Save more when you ride together! Groups of fifteen (15) or more receive special rates and group-only benefits during their visit, including:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our group tour offers and private event reservations, please email

Eric Conner, Stationmaster or Alicia Cerankowski, Assistant Stationmaster

Download the 2024 Group Profile Sheet (PDF)

Download the Group Price Sheet and Policies (PDF)

A visit to the Strasburg Rail Road is certainly an experience to be shared. We do our best to accommodate groups of all sizes and ages at the Strasburg Rail Road so that everyone has an enjoyable experience. Whether you’re looking for special field trip ideas or a unique birthday location, our team is happy to help plan your group activity for adults or children and help you and your group make memories together. We even offer Lefever Hall, a unique event venue accommodating up to 35-40 people. Purchase your group train tickets today!

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The Strasburg Rail Road specializes in the following types of group experiences:


a man wearing a hat Looking for a unique place to have a birthday party in Lancaster County, PA? We also have birthday options ideal for children under the age of 12 with add-on options for your specific needs.

Download our 2024 Birthday Packages Profile Sheet (PDF).

Your group will have the option to reserve an entire train car to celebrate with the guest of honor as you travel 45 minutes to Paradise and back. Our team is happy to work with you to create a themed catered meal for the event, which can either be enjoyed on board or in a picnic grove.

Note: Pricing is subject to change. Birthday Parties are unavailable during special event trains including but not limited to Christmas TrainsDay Out With Thomas dates, and Easter Bunny Trains


a group of people standing in front of a buildingA tour of Pennsylvania Dutch Country isn’t complete without a visit to the Strasburg Rail Road! If you’re planning a bus trip to Lancaster County, PA, be sure to add the oldest continuously operating railroad in America to your itinerary.

Your travel tour group can experience the rural beauty of Lancaster County aboard the fully narrated, 45-minute historic steam train from the comfort of one of our train cars as it travels through world-famous Amish farmland. Book a specialty lunch in our Lee E. Brenner dining car or opt for a discounted boxed lunch from Café 1832.


Four children meet with a conductor outside the Strasburg Rail Road train car at East Strasburg Station.Trying to find some fun and educational field trip ideas for schools or church outings? We’ve got just the ticket!

Strasburg Rail Road provides a unique opportunity for schools, day camps, and religious groups to learn about local history and culture while enjoying a narrated steam train experience aboard our authentically restored passenger cars.

Our team can also work with you to create an age-appropriate boxed lunch menu for your group to enjoy in Café 1832 or at one of our convenient picnic groves. You can also rent out Lefever Hall, which accommodates up to 40 people.

Three little girls playing outdoors on a merry go round while family members supervise at a family reunion.Make new memories together! Plan your next family vacation, military reunion, or retirement community outings at a unique venue—the Strasburg Rail Road! Have fun reconnecting with fellow travelers as you enjoy the 45-minute round-trip train ride from Strasburg to Paradise, PA. If visiting between April and October, bring your lunch with you, and enjoy your boxed lunch at the picnic grove along the way to enjoy your lunch before journeying back to the station. The Strasburg Rail Road also offers private excursions for large groups, but they must follow our established departure schedule.


Two charcuterie boards and two glasses of wine on a table inside the dining car of the Strasburg Rail Road.Are you searching for some interesting company outing ideas? Reward your team with a day of corporate team-building recreation on the rails!

You and your coworkers can enjoy a scenic ride in our Open Air or Coach cars. Take your team a step further and ride one of our luxury First Class cars for that top-of-the-line rail experience!

Our group services team would be happy to help coordinate your preferred activities and plan a dining package for your employee social event. Fill out the contact form below to get started in planning your next team-bonding corporate outing!

Download the 2024 Group Profile Sheet (PDF)

Download the Group Price Sheet and Policies (PDF)

2024 Group Prices

Parties of fifteen (15) or more paying guests are eligible to receive a 20% discount on Regular Train retail tickets.

Adults (ages 12+): $18.50 each

Children (ages 2 – 11): $11.50 each
Infants (0-1): FREE

GROUP OPEN AIR CAR (Regular Train)
Adults (ages 12+): $20.50 each

Children (ages 2 – 11): $13.50 each
Infants (0-1): FREE

GROUP DINING CAR w/ meal included (Regular Train)
Adults (ages 12+): $40.00 each

Children (ages 2 – 11): $24.25 each
Infants (0-1): FREE

Inquire about First Class accommodations for your group at

2024 Group Policies

Please be aware and familiar with the following information:

  • The standard train ride is 45 minutes, round trip. Trains depart promptly on time.
  • Group reservations must be made at least seven (7) days in advance.
  • Parties of fifteen (15) or more are eligible for group discounted tickets (when applicable).
  • Strasburg Rail Road can accommodate groups of up to 400 guests at one time.
  • Group rate discount does not apply to Special Events trains (e.g. Christmas, Easter, Great Train Robbery, or Sleepy Hollow), Caboose Charters, or First Class accommodations.
  • A $100 (or $150 for Dining Car reservations) deposit is due at the time of booking. Deposits are non-refundable but are transferable to a later or different booking.
  • Strasburg Rail Road accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and business/corporate checks.
  • Reservations must be paid in full no later than seven (7) days before the arrival date.
  • Strasburg Rail Road is happy to accommodate guests with mobility issues. However, due to the historic nature of our equipment, some restrictions may apply.
  • Questions about your group booking may be directed to the Station Department at or
  • Please be aware of our 2024 Day Out With Thomas event dates during which bus parking and group drop-off locations may be slightly altered than the normal routine:
    • June 15 – 17; 20 – 24, 2024
    • September 14 – 15; 19 – 23, 2024

Plan Your Visit

Interested in hosting a fun group activity at Strasburg Rail Road? Fill out the contact form below to get your plans on track!

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