One of the world's top railroad museums, the Railroad Museum has a vast collection. And all exhibits are in perfect condition, except for a few of those outside. They include locomotives and rolling stock from the early 19th century to the 1980s. There are many other exhibits, memorabilia, and a model railroad. See the website for hours and...more
The Strasburg Railroad runs daily excursion trains into the nearby countryside, lasting about an hour. This is Amish country--gently rolling, picturesque, and reminiscent of days gone by. Every scene looks like a postcard. Be sure to get a seat in the Obervation Car (even though it's a bit more).Tickets are available online; buying in advance saves...more
You are in Lancaster County, Amish center for Pennsylvania (and if you believe the ads "Amish center of the world"). So you have to visit an Amish farm and see how they lived 50 years ago (which happens to be just how they live right now too).The Amish Village is just such a farm open for tourists to view.They have the farm and several craftsmans...more
The year is 1986.The kids are yelling that they want to see something other than farms.So I opens de turist pamphletto and spies dis place, Strasburg.Saved the day. Kids are happy, I'm happy ('cause I don't have to drive for a few hours but can be a passenger on the train) and the wife is happy because there is a souvenier gift shop at the train...more
Our ride on the rails took us through Amish country. We passed a group of Amish having a picnic on the day we visited Strasburg. They are of the Old Order style, primarily of German heritage who arrived in the early 1700's as part of a 'holy experiment' on religious tolerance encouraged by William Penn--for whom Pennsylvania is named.Notice the...more
We've come to The Strasburg Railroad Museum several times and never get tired of it! There are many different engines and railcars to see, so don't miss any of them. The kids have a great time climbing aboard the vintage locomotives--the collection of these colossal machines covers the golden age of rail travel.While visiting the museum ride the...more
If you come to The Thomas the Tank weekend what could be better than meeting Sir Topham Hatt!! He's quite a distinguished gentleman! There are three Thomas the Tank weekends scheduled each year. The cars line up for miles for these weekends! Fortunately, friends warned us to be there early to avoid the congestion--we were and it was...very...more
Take a train ride while you're touring the Strasburg Train Museum--it's the oldest shortline railroad in America. There are different prices for the various railcars: Open Air Car is $11.75 for Adults; $6.75 for children; $2.00 for toddlersThe Parlor car is $15.50 for Adults;$10.75 for children;$6.00 for toddlersThe Dining car is $11.75 for Adults;...more
The village of Strasburg had quaint shops and interesting old buildings. An Amish carriage tried to wend its way through the streets avoiding cars along the way. I'm sure the busy streets make it difficult for this mode of travel! Take time to visit Strasburg and its cute shops. There was an old cemetery by a church on main street that had some...more
Sight and Sound Theater is a wonderful highlight to every trip we take to the Lancaster area. Their productions are state-of-the-art and rival NYC's Broadway with an interesting Bible-oriented flavor.Reservation Phone:(717) 687-7800Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM ESTmore
At strasburg, Pa railroad has a neat set up of a real train museum and not to far down the street they have a model toy train museum. It seems like the whole town is into Thomas the Tank Engine. If your luckily enough to ride on Thomas the Tank Engine you'll pass by a Train Caboose Hotel where you can spend the night in a caboose. On my hometown...more
1 Historic Dr, Strasburg, PA 17579
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When relatives from Germany visited us, we brought them to the Lancaster area and to Stasburg to...more
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We dropped in here for a late breakfast on Sunday morning and were surprised by how nice it was. It looks like a big old boarding house with a farmhouse chair rail around it. Not very impressive on the outside, but inside it was done in early 20th century style, rustic and cosy.For the brunch they have eggs and waffles and french toast (thick) and...more
Although we always enjoy our ice-cream in their homemade waffle cones best, you can get any type of breakfast, lunch, or dinner here at the cafeteria-style counter. They have grilled cheese, homemade soups, great coffee, and hearty American breakfasts! The Historic Strasburg Inn is also a bed-and-breakfast where your breakfast is free with your...more
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The Amish Country Crafts store had a wide selection of Amish hand crafts. There were quilts, rocking chairs, garden ornaments and many other items illustrating Amish handiwork. Homebaked items were also offered. The store was large and packed with merchandise. I saw a something for my garden that I really wanted to buy, but it was too big and would...more
Strasburg Country Store and Creamery has anything you might want to take back home with you as a gift or souvenir. It has country crafts galore and luscious homemade ice cream. The penny candy was a surprise!! The shop has an old time feel to it and carries quite a collection of items. It was actually hard to leave because I kept seeing things I...more
Strasburg is in the top 90% of safe cities in America.The average annual crime stats look like this:no murders or rapes, 1 robbery or assault, 3 burglaries, 25 thefts.If there is anywhere in the U.S. where you can forget to lock your doors, this is the place.I don't recommend that you do that though. Better safe, than sorry.Lock doors, keep an eye...more
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film "Witness" for a couple of months this past summer, visitors were allowed on the farm where the film was made. Busses took you from the visitor center through Lancaster (with a stop at the museum) and onto the farm which is a bit south of Strasburg.
A chance of a lifetime since the farm is now privately owned and now closed to the public.
But . . . ask some directions and at least you can see the driveway leading to the farm!
Favorite thing: Visit the Amazing Maize Maze located at Cherry-Crest Farm, 150 Cherry Hill Rd, Ronks PA (www.amazingmaze.com). It's open from 7/6/02-11/2/02 but it's much better when visited starting in mid-September when the corn is high and the temperature is cool. Me and my husband had only been dating several weeks when I suggested this place as a nice day trip. He thought I was nuts (and still does) but decided to go along. It turned out to be a great time. We parked at the farm, spent a very long time trying to find our way out of the maze and then walked down the road to the small picnic grove where the Strasburg railroad stops, one of the great old steam trains. We took the train to Strasburg, walked around for 15 minutes and took the train back. Then we drove to Strasburg and visited the many tourist destinations like the railroad museum and miniature railroad road-side place. It was like being a kid again.