Available Dates:
  • June 18, 2021
  • June 19, 2021
  • June 25, 2021
  • June 26, 2021
  • July 2, 2021
  • July 3, 2021
  • July 9, 2021
  • July 10, 2021
  • July 16, 2021
  • July 17, 2021
  • July 23, 2021
  • July 24, 2021
  • July 30, 2021
  • July 31, 2021
  • August 6, 2021
  • August 7, 2021
  • Adult (21+): $45.00

Online prices are discounted off the Walk-up/Non-reserved ticket prices. Other exclusions may apply. 

Pre-purchase online or by phone at 1-866-725-9666
Boarding times are 15 minutes before departure times

Time is running out! Harry Houdini, the renowned magician, and escape artist is trapped in a safe onboard a moving train, and only YOU and YOUR PARTY can free him before he runs out of air! This interactive escape room — onboard the opulent (and moving!) President’s Car — is unlike anything you have experienced before. While on board, enjoy one (1) complimentary adult beverage and snack. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to test your wit and skill and save Houdini before time runs out! Only aboard the Strasburg Rail Road!

About the President’s Car

Philadelphia & Reading Car No. 10, commonly known as “The Reading” during its heyday, is an Edwardian-era business car. Business-class cars were built for the railroad’s top brass—company presidents and other high-level officials. These cars were essentially a house on wheels that transported railroad officials “over the line” to carry out their railroad responsibilities. These cars were often the pride of the railroad fleet with their handcrafted woodwork, rich tapestries, over-stuffed furniture, and much more.

Philadelphia & Reading Car No. 10, now known as “The President’s Car,” was built in 1913 for George F. Bair, then president of both the Philadelphia  & Reading Railroad (P&R) and president of the Board of Trustees of Franklin & Marshall College (1894 – 1914).

Upon Baer’s death in 1914, Car No. 10 was used by socialite Edward T. Stotesbury who succeeded Baer as President of the P&R.




Year Built: 1913P&R 10 came to the Strasburg Rail Road in May of 1964 after three Strasburg Rail Road employees purchased the car from the Reading Railroad. From 1964 until 2002, the car was known as the Paradise Car and sat on static display at the Strasburg Rail Road. However, in 2002 the car was fully restored to its original Edwardian splendor and put back on the rails for you to enjoy today!

Maker: Harlen and Hollingsworth

Length: 83 feet

Weight: 216,000 lbs.

Arrived at Strasburg: May 1964