Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

August 29, 2020

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If you’re looking for one of the best museums in Lancaster, PA, look no further than the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania!  Located just 30 minutes from Historic Smithton Inn, this museum houses one of the largest collections of historic railroad artifacts. During your visit, you’ll be able to take a look at the dozens of locomotives and cars from the mid-19th and 20th century and enjoy educational programs that inform you about the significance of the railroad in our history. This Pennsylvania Train Museum in Lancaster, PA, is not to be missed!

After you’re done visiting the best Pennsylvania Railroad Museum in Lancaster, PA, grab a bite to eat! Download our free Vacation Guide for a list of fantastic restaurants in Lancaster County. Don’t spend your trip searching for a decent restaurant! With our Vacation Guide, you have great local recommendations for places to eat, hiking spots, art galleries, and even more awesome museums!

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Tour the Collections

In total, the museum is home to around 100 locomotives and cars, ranging from traditional transport trains to commercially used transport. You’ll also find a wide collection of photographs and displays documenting the history of the railroad in America. The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania isn’t exaggerating when they say their collection is world-class.

Visit Stewart Junction

Visitors with children who may be staying in one of our family-friendly rooms will love looking at the hands-on exhibits in Stewart Junction. Stewart Junction is housed in a recreated 1915-era freight station. Inside are fantastic exhibits and displays that are meant to challenge and also educate the younger visitors to the museum.

Check Out Steinmen Station

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A stroll along "Main Street" and Steinman Station is loads of fun.  Stop at the window to learn about the early telegraph system and find out what your name would look like in dots & dashes!  They'll even demonstrate what sending a message would look like.

Attend an Event

There are a number of great events aimed at both children and adults at The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. For example, Rails & Ales is a particularly fun event, which featured music, beer, and food trucks. They also have great holiday events, like Home for the Holidays or Christmas with the Conductor Parties.

Stay at Historic Smithton Inn

king bed When you’ve finished enjoying the best train museum in Lancaster, PA, The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, return to the gorgeous Historic Smithton Inn. Our stunning bed and breakfast combines the best of modern amenities with rustic charms and comforts. If you’re traveling with young children, be sure to book The Tailor’s Cottage, our beautiful cozy rental that’s perfect for a family. You can even bring your four-legged family member along! The cottage is a three-room retreat with a private entrance, a kitchenette, and a living room complete with a fireplace. The main bed is a king-sized, pillow-top, hand-crafted piece. There is also an additional built-in single bed, as well as a pull-out couch in the living room. You’ll love the private bathroom, complete with spa tub and shower.

In the morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast in the Inn. We use fresh ingredients from local farms in our dishes. You’ll be able to taste the difference! If you have any dietary needs or restrictions, be sure to let us know when you make your reservation. We are happy to accommodate!

Check our availability and book today! We look forward to having you.

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