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  • June 7 Only | 6PM


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Adults Ages 12+
Children Ages 2 - 11


The summer of 1863 comes alive aboard the fully narrated, 45-minute excursion train ride along the 4.5-mile stretch (9 miles round trip) pulled by a historic steam locomotive traveling through 2,500 acres of the picturesque Lancaster County Amish countryside.

In the early summer of 1863, the Confederate Army’s goal was to march north to capture Lancaster and Harrisburg with Philadelphia as their ultimate goal.

However, on June 28, 1863, the wooden covered bridge spanning the 1-mile-wide Susquehanna River was burned, which prevented the Confederates from crossing the river. They turned around and headed west to a small town named Gettysburg where the two armies met July 1 – 3.

But what if the bridge never burned, and the Confederates marched across the river and the Northern troops had to defend Lancaster and the railroads? Guests visiting the Strasburg Rail Road on June 8 and 9 will experience this historical fictional scenario through the sights, sounds, and smells of 1863.

BEFORE the events commence on June 8 and 9, join the visiting military OFFICERS who will lead the battles the next day. This dinner is an exclusive, private event in Lefever Hall.

$69 each (ages 12 and older)
$39 each (ages 2 through 11)


Choice of:
House Salad
Caesar Salad

Choice of:

Twin petit filet of beef with mushroom demi sauce accompanied by:
Chef’s choice of starch
Seasonal vegetable
Non-alcoholic drinks

Chicken Marsala – Twin chicken breast with a sweet marsala wine and mushroom sauce accompanied by:
Chef’s choice of starch
Seasonal vegetable
Non-alcoholic drinks

A shareable plate of assorted Petite Fours

For your convenience, all *Guests MUST select a meal choice at the time of booking (online checkout)