More Strasburg Events:

July to December of 2007




Once again, the dates, times, and admission prices listed for these events are accurate as of the time of this posting. However, it is possible that changes may occur as the year progresses.

Therefore, please check back periodically to see if there have been any updates. We will plan to list more events as information becomes available.

If you would like to see what special events are taking place in some of the other towns of Lancaster County, please click on the link for each month. You will then be directed to a page describing the events taking place throughout the entire county during that given month.


July

Reading Railroad Days - Enjoy the remarkable Reading Railroad trains of eastern Pennsylvania history through tours of Reading Company equipment, a huge operating model railroad and special presentations.

  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-8628
  • Date: June 5, 2007 through July 8, 2007
  • Time: Mondays - Saturdays: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Sundays: Noon to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $7.00 for Adults, ages 18-59; $6.00 for Senior Citizen, ages 60 and over; $5.00 for Young Adults, ages 6-17; Free for Children, ages 6 and under.

Wine & Cheese Train - Complimentary wine, cheese and crackers are provided with First-Class accommodations on the Parlor Car. Beer, mixed drinks, non-alcoholic hot & cold beverages are also available for purchase.

  • Location: Strasburg Rail Road, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-7522
  • Date: Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday Throughout July
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Admission: $27.00. Note: People riding aboard the First Class Parlor Car on designated Wine & Cheese Trains must be 21 years or older. A photo ID is required to board the train.


August

Wine & Cheese Train - Complimentary wine, cheese and crackers are provided with First-Class accommodations on the Parlor Car. Beer, mixed drinks, non-alcoholic hot & cold beverages are also available for purchase.
  • Location: Strasburg Rail Road, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-7522
  • Date: Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday Throughout August
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Admission: $27.00. Note: People riding aboard the First Class Parlor Car on designated Wine & Cheese Trains must be 21 years or older. A photo ID is required to board the train.


September

Wine & Cheese Train - Complimentary wine, cheese and crackers are provided with First-Class accommodations on the Parlor Car. Beer, mixed drinks, non-alcoholic hot & cold beverages are also available for purchase.
  • Location: Strasburg Rail Road, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-7522
  • Date: September 1, 2007, September 8, 2007, September 15, 2007, September 22, 2007 and September 29, 2007
  • Time: September 8, 2007 & September 29, 2007: 6:00 PM and September 1, September 15, & September 22, 2007: 7:00 PM
  • Admission: $27.00. Note: People riding aboard the First Class Parlor Car on designated Wine & Cheese Trains must be 21 years or older. A photo ID is required to board the train.

Strasburg Heritage Day Antique and Craft Fair - Strasburg Heritage Day, now in its 36th year, features an outdoor antique and craft fair with up to 100 exhibit spaces in an open park setting. There will be plenty of food, music and a hand made quilt raffle. The Strasburg Museum will also be open.

  • Location: Playground Park, Funk and Fulton Streets, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-3534
  • Date: September 8, 2007
  • Time: 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Day Out With Thomas - Join Thomas the Tank Engine, a full-sized, operating steam locomotive, as he chugs into town with his friends. Ride a train pulled by Thomas and meet Sir Topham Hatt. There will be storytelling, live music, and more fun for kids.

  • Location: Strasburg Rail Road, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-7522
  • Date: September 15, 2007 through September 23, 2007
  • Time: All day
  • Admission: $16 a person, ages 2 and up. It is strongly recommended that you purchase tickets in advance either online or by calling Ticketweb at 866-468-7630.


October

Wine & Cheese Train - Complimentary wine, cheese and crackers are provided with First-Class accommodations on the Parlor Car. Beer, mixed drinks, non-alcoholic hot & cold beverages are also available for purchase.
  • Location: Strasburg Rail Road, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-7522
  • Date: October 6, 2007, October 13, 2007, October 20, 2007, and October 27, 2007
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Admission: $27.00. Note: People riding aboard the First Class Parlor Car on designated Wine & Cheese Trains must be 21 years or older. A photo ID is required to board the train.

Model Railroading Days - For fans of model railroad building, this event is for you. During the weekend you will be able to attend a great variety of exciting railroad model building workshops and activities. You will enjoy witnessing firsthand the complex operating layouts as well as demonstrations of the latest products at both the Railroad Museum and National Toy Train Museum.

  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-8628
  • Date: October 13, 2007 to October 14, 2007
  • Admission: Included in regular museum admission fee. $7.00 for Adult, ages 18-59; $6.00 for Senior Citizen, ages 60 and over; $5.00 for Children and Teens, ages, 6-17; Free for Young Children, ages 6 and under

Garden Railway Tour -Take an enjoyable self-guided, private home tour of beautiful garden railways, operating layouts and special model train collections.

  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-8628
  • Date: October 13, 2007 to October 14, 2007
  • Admission: Included in regular museum admission fee. $7.00 for Adult, ages 18-59; $6.00 for Senior Citizen, ages 60 and over; $5.00 for Children and Teens, ages, 6-17; Free for Young Children, ages 6 and under


November

Wine & Cheese Train - Complimentary wine, cheese and crackers are provided with First-Class accommodations on the Parlor Car. Beer, mixed drinks, non-alcoholic hot & cold beverages are also available for purchase.
  • Location: Strasburg Rail Road, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-7522
  • Date: November 3, 2007, November 10, 2007, November 17, 2007, and November 24, 2007
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Admission: $27.00. Note: People riding aboard the First Class Parlor Car on designated Wine & Cheese Trains must be 21 years or older. A photo ID is required to board the train.

Trains and Troops - Trains & Troops is the Museum's annual tribute to the U. S. Armed Forces, American railroads and all those who served, and are serving, overseas and on the home front in defense of our nation. Experience a fascinating array of military and military railroad service-related archival posters, uniforms, equipment, field gear, maps, books and photographs on display from participating exhibitors, as well as from the Railroad Museum's own collection. You will get to enjoy riding the troop trains on the Strasburg Rail Road with living history re-enactments on both days. The special train will be comprised of a Strasburg Rail Road historic steam locomotive, a boxcar, a military flatcar from the Railroad Museum’s collection, two coaches and a caboose.

  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-8628
  • Date: November 3, 2007 and November 4, 2007
  • Time: Saturday, November 3, 2007: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Sunday, November 4: Noon to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Included with regular Museum admission: $7.00 for Adults, ages 18 to 59; $6 for Senior Adults, ages 60 and over; $5.00 for Young Adults, ages 6 to 17, Free for Children, ages 5 and under. Veteran and active duty personnel receive discount. There is an additional charge for tickets to ride the troop trains: $11.75 for Adults, ages 12 and up; $6.75 for Children, ages 3 to 11, $2 for Young Children, Ages under 3. Tickets to ride the troop trains are purchased separately by visiting the Strasburg Rail Road ticket or by going online at www.strasburgrailroad.com

Day Out With Thomas - Join Thomas the Tank Engine, a full-sized, operating steam locomotive, as he chugs into town with his friends. Ride a train pulled by Thomas and meet Sir Topham Hatt. There will be storytelling, live music, and more fun for kids.

  • Location: Strasburg Rail Road, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-7522
  • Date: November 30, 2007 through December 2, 2007
  • Time: All day
  • Admission: $16 a person, ages 2 and up. It is strongly recommended that you purchase tickets in advance either online or by calling Ticketweb at 866-468-7630.


December

Day Out With Thomas - Join Thomas the Tank Engine, a full-sized, operating steam locomotive, as he chugs into town with his friends. Ride a train pulled by Thomas and meet Sir Topham Hatt. There will be storytelling, live music, and more fun for kids.
  • Location: Strasburg Rail Road, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-7522
  • Date: November 30, 2007 through December 2, 2007
  • Time: All day
  • Admission: $16 a person, ages 2 and up. It is strongly recommended that you purchase tickets in advance either online or by calling Ticketweb at 866-468-7630.

Home for the Holidays - Take a nostalgic glimpse at holiday rail travel. Meet costumed engineers, conductors, ticket agents and passengers representing the past century. Enjoy seasonal music and festive decorations among a world class collection of trains.

  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-8628
  • Date: December 8, 2007 and December 15, 2007
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Included in regular museum admission fee: $7.00 for Adults, ages 18-59; $6.00 for Senior Adults, ages 60 and over; $5.00 for Youths, ages 6-17; Free for Young Children, ages 5 and under

Polar Express Parties - Your child will be greeted by a costumed conductor and enjoy an enthusiastic reading of Chris Van Allsburg’s new classic holiday story “The Polar Express” in the Museum’s 1907 Pennsylvania Railroad P70 coach No. 1006. Following the reading, your child will make his or her own take-home craft in Jack Frost Station and receive a bag of goodies. They can also visit Santa in Steinman Station.

  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-8628
  • Date: December 8, 2007 and December 15, 2007
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: There will be a charge of $5.00 for Non-Members in addition to the regular museum admission fee. There is no additional charge for Members. The regular museum admission fee : $7.00 for Adults, ages 18-59; $6.00 for Senior Adults, ages 60 and over; $5.00 for Youths, ages 6-17; Free for Young Children, ages 5 and under
  • Note: Limited to 20 children per party. Pre-registration is required. Call 717/687-8628, ext 3008 or email info@rrmuseumpa.org in advance to pre-register.

Santa's Paradise Express - Recapture the magic of the holiday season. Potbelly stoves gently warm the passenger cars as you travel with Santa. Sing Christmas carols along with musicians as they stroll from car to car. If you listen carefully, you may even hear the sounds of ringing bells.

  • Location: Strasburg Rail Road, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-7522
  • Date: December 8, 2007, December 9, 2007, December 13, 2007, December 14, 2007, December 15, and December 16, 2007
  • Time: Telephone or go to www.strasburgrailroad.com to find out departure times and to purchase tickets.
  • Admission: Coach Fare: $15 for Adults, ages 12 and over; $10 for Children, ages 3 to 11; $4.00 for Toddlers, ages 2 and under. First-Class Fare: $18 for Adults, ages 12 and over; $13 for Children, ages 3 to 11; $7.00 for Toddlers, ages 2 and under.


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