We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Strasburg Rail Road

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Strasburg Rail Road
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
All photos (903)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“open air”(217 reviews)
“dining car”(178 reviews)
“train ride”(552 reviews)
Steam through scenic Lancaster County aboard America’s oldest operating railroad, where the first thing you can expect is an authentic steam railroad experience! Strasburg Rail Road has five working steam locomotives and a fleet of twenty passenger...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
301 Gap Rd, Ronks, PA 17572-9566
+1 866-725-9666
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 August 2011

Visited Strasburg for the 2nd time this past weekend and thought others may benefit from a comparison of the four main seating options on the train (there is also a President's Car on some trains, but I have not been on that one). The most...More

22  Thank snipesmorris
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 December 2003

I too, took the Dinner Theatre Murder Mystery train ride this past summer aboard the Strasburg Railroad. Yes, the story line is somewhat inappropriate for smaller children. The couple sitting across from me was cringing at the double entendres (sp) that the actors were spewing...More

13  Thank HFC
Reviews (2,851)
Filter reviews
2,822 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews open air dining car train ride parlor car first class open car wine and cheese steam engine fun ride hobo lunch cranky cars shop tour thomas train picnic area thomas the tank engine beautiful countryside fun experience
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2,822 reviews
Reviewed today

We took our 2 kids, ages 12 and 10, on this train ride and they had a blast!! One of the workers on the train, Alex, had a great time entertaining my kids, especially my son!!! This is a must do if you are visiting...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank kbgoofy8296
Reviewed yesterday

On our visit we took the noon Shop Tour and a train trip two hours later. The shop tour was well worth it and the person giving the tour was very knowledgeable and could answer any questions posed. His passion for working on Steam Engines...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank MRT369
Reviewed yesterday

I really enjoyed the total experience. The trains are always pulled by a steam engine. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable at all levels. Various accommodations are available such as coach, open air, dining, and first class cars. The are various side attractions available for...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Explore18012060033
Reviewed yesterday

Everything was wonderful! I feel for the higher price of the tickets the ride could've been longer but overall it was a great ride!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank flakycake1121
Reviewed yesterday

I have been these trains here several times and the experience is always wonderful. This train ride was even more amazing as I chose the first class car to propose to my girlfriend and she said "YES!"

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Voyage64507650684
Reviewed yesterday

My eleven year old grandson and I were talking about riding your train and he told me he didn't remember riding so we planned a trip to come ride it again. After we were there he said he remembered riding Thomas, but not the regular...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank karenz560
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great experience as adults and the kids loved it too have to go back in the summer they have a great play ground and picnic area I want to try ...

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank MAXnALEX18
Reviewed 2 days ago

You'll truly feel you've been taken back in history. The steam engine and different cars (dining, parlor, etc.) make for a great experience. The conductor and other staff seem to enjoy being engaged with passengers. I suggest sitting in the last car where you can...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great experience with my great niece. Rode the Parlor Car and had snack. Round Trip was approx. 45 mins.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank spiritman53
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed the scenery on this comfortable train ride! Just wish the speaker above us was a little louder, so that we could hear the tour guide better.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank colleenrhughes
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 16 nearby hotels
Red Caboose Motel, Restaurant & Gift Shop
220 reviews
.85 km away
Carriage House Motor Inn
162 reviews
.96 km away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lancaster East - Strasburg
125 reviews
1.11 km away
Clarion Inn Historic Strasburg Inn
631 reviews
1.35 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 19 nearby restaurants
Java Junction
144 reviews
1.44 km away
Strasburg Creamery
349 reviews
1.44 km away
Speckled Hen
162 reviews
.94 km away
Fireside Tavern
796 reviews
1.22 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 28 nearby attractions
Strasburg Scooters
882 reviews
.33 km away
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
948 reviews
.11 km away
Choo Choo Barn
426 reviews
.42 km away
Verdant View Farm
32 reviews
1.37 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
21 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Steve B | Property representative |
Yes, the train does change direction at the end of the line; however, in Coach and Open Air, you can flip your seat-back so that you are always facing the direction of travel.
21 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
You can park that in the Train Museum Lot across the Street.
9 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Christopher S | Reviewed this property |
The parlor car was $26. I would recommend purchasing the tickets in advance. Some days they are sold out on the “premium” cars.