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All Ages Suggested for Ages 10+

The Show Must Go On: a Murder Mystery Live Performance

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Guests are traveling by rail for the big premiere of a new Broadway show and to attend an intimate reception with its star. As the train departs, guests are treated to drinks from the bar, hors d’oeuvres samplings, and soon after, a body. Who could the killer be? The high-powered press agent, the famous actor, her jealous manager, or even the barman? It’s anyone’s guess! Lucky for the passengers — but not so lucky for him — Detective Cecil B. Holden from Scotland Yard recently completed a case in Strasburg, PA. He happens to be on board this train trip, heading to New York City. Can Detective Holden solve the murder and get the guests to the theatre on time? Find out in this thrilling, 45-minute, murderous adventure, only at the Strasburg Rail Road!

This exclusive and intimate event with limited seating per show features a c.1930s costumed professional cast of seven (7) actors who have performed around the world, with companies including Royal Caribbean Cruises, Holland America, Celebrity Cruises, Broadway Asia, Live Nation Concerts, or locally at Lancaster’s American Music Theatre, Sight & Sound Theatres, and The Fulton Theatre, among others.

DISCLAIMER: This performance uses realistic firearms and choreographed fight sequences. Guest discretion is advised.



  • An exclusive and intimate performance of five (5) professional actors/actresses
  • First Class accommodations
  • 45-minute steam train ride through Lancaster’s Amish Country
  • One (1) alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink
  • Opportunity to purchase additional drinks and/or light fare

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ATTENTION: Please note that all Murder Mystery passengers requesting alcohol must be age 21 or older with a proper photo ID to board the train. Each guest will be carded pursuant to state law. In addition, in accordance with Pennsylvania law, alcohol can only be served during the train ride. Alcoholic drinks must be consumed before exiting the train; alcohol is not permitted off the train. Strasburg Rail Road is not permitted to serve alcoholic drinks while the train is berthed in the Station.