Strasburg Events in 2009


Are you thinking about visiting beautiful Strasburg, Pennsylvania but don't know when yet? Here are some of the special Strasburg events that will be taking place throughout 2009.

The dates, times, and admission prices 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.



Family Fun

Trains In Motion Pictures Exhibit - From flickering shadows to Hollywood blockbusters, this exhibit will reveal the starring role that trains and railroads have often played in the magic of motion pictures through video clips, historic photographs and amazing artifacts.

  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717)687-8628
  • Date: May 16, 2009 through December 31, 2009
  • Time:
    April through October:
    Open Mon.-Sat., 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Open Sundays, 12:OO PM - 5:00 PM
    November 1 through March:
    Open Tues.-Sat., 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Open Sundays, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Closed Mondays
  • Admission:
    $10.00 for Adults(12 to 64);
    $9.00 for Senior Citizens (Ages 65 and over);
    $8.00 for Children (Ages 3 to 11);
    Free for Young Children (under 3)



Conrail Days - The Consolidated Rail Corporation arose from a federal bail out of the railroad inudstry in the 1970s to become a profitable and successful private enterprise? The equipment, history and spirit of conrail will be highlighted, in partnership with the Conrail Historical Society.

  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717)687-8628
  • Date: May 29, 2009 through May 31, 2009
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission:
    $10.00 for adults from (18 to 59);
    $9.00 for Senior Citizens (60 +);
    $8.00 for Children and Young Adults (6 to 17);
    Free for Young Children (under 6)



Pennsys Days 2008 - The Pennsys Days Annual Weekend is traditionally filled with interesting activities for the entire family. There will be exhibits of original work by railroad artists and authors; displays of memorabilia and collectibles; historical presentations; tours of locomotives and railroad cars; operating model railroads and other special events for Railroad Museum visitors.

The event is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, the Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society, Philadelphia chapter.

  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717)687-8628
  • Date: June 5, 2009 through June 7, 2009
  • Time:
    Friday, June 5, 2009 & Saturday, June 6, 2009: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Sunday, June 7, 2008: Noon to 5:00 PM
  • Admission:
    $10.00 for adults from (18 to 59);
    $9.00 for Senior Citizens (60 +);
    $8.00 for Children and Young Adults (6 to 17);
    Free for Young Children (under 6)



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 9, 2009 to October 11, 2009
  • Admission: Included in regular museum admission fee.
    Adults, ages 12 to 64: $10
    Seniors, ages 65 and up: $9.00
    Youths, ages 3 to 11: $8.00
    Young Children, ages 2 and under: Free
    Note: A super value combination ticket for admission to both the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and the National Toy Train Museum during Model Railroading Days may be purchased in advance or at the door. The super value combination ticket is sold per person, per day, for only $10.00 for adults (ages 18 and over) and $6.00 for youths (ages 6 to 17). Children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge.





For History Lovers

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 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 7, 2009 and November 8, 2009
  • Time:
    Saturday, November 7th: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM;
    Sunday, November 9th: Noon to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Included with regular Museum admission:
    Adults, ages 12 to 64: $10.00
    Senior Adults, ages 65 and over: $9.00
    Young Adults, ages 3 to 11: $8.00
    , Children, ages 2 and under: Free
    Veteran and active duty personnel receive discount. There is an additional charge for tickets to ride the troop trains: $15.00 for Persons, ages 12 and up; $9.00 for Children, ages 3 to 11; and, $3.00 for Young Children, ages 2 and under. Tickets to ride the troop trains are purchased separately by visiting the Strasburg Railroad or by going online at www.strasburgrailroad.com



Holiday Events

Voices of Christmas - This uplifting, heart warming holiday showcase will highlight the many "voices" that proclaim the Savior's birth, and the powerful impact the message of Christmas has had on countless generations throughout history.

This joyful celebration of Christmas is alive with all your favorite Carols, toe-tapping dances, live instruments, endearing animals, rich colorful costumes, and thought-provoking stories that center around Christmas themes, past and present.

A wonderful holiday destination for friends and family, Voices of Christmas is an exhilarating and inspirational journey through the many treasured traditions that have made Christmas "the most wonderful time of the year"!.

  • Location: Sight & Sound® Living Waters Theatre, 202 Hartman Bridge Road, on Route 896 South off Route 30, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717) 687-7800(
  • Date: October 30, 2009 through January 2, 2010
  • Time:October Schedule:
    Friday, October 30, 2009: There will be a 2:00 PM and a 4:30 PM show
    Saturday, October 31. 2009: There will be a 11:30 AM, 2:00 PM and a 4:30 PM show
  • Admission:
    Adults: $29.00;
    Teens: $16.00;
    Children: $12.00



Home for the Holidays - Take a nostalgic glimpse at holiday rail travel. Meet costumed engineers, conductors, ticket agents and passengers representing the past century and enjoy seasonal music, festive decorations, Jack Frost Station and a Polar Express party for young children among the world-class collection of trains.

  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717)687-8628
  • Date: Saturday, December 5, 2009 and Saturday, December 11, 2009
  • Time: 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM
  • Admission:
    $10.00 for Adults(12 to 64);
    $9.00 for Senior Citizens (Ages 65 and over);
    $8.00 for Children (Ages 3 to 11);
    Free for Young Children (under 3)



Romantic Evenings

Taking the Swing Train ‘40S Dance - Come and swing to the popular Sound of Roses live band among the trains in the Railroad Museum’s awe inspiring Rolling Stock Hall.

For extra fun, you can even come in uniform or ‘40s clothing.

  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717)687-8628
  • Date: November 7, 2009
  • Time: 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Admission: Special savings combination ticket, per person, for the dance and both days of Trains & Troops: $35.00; Dance ticket only, per person: $25.00; Veterans and active duty service personnel, per person: $20.00. Dance tickets should be purchased in advance by phone at (717)687-8628, ext 3008, in person at the Whistle Stop Shop museum store, or by going online at www.strasburgrailroad.com



Special Tours

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 11, 2009
  • Admission: $10 per person for ages 6 and over





Theater

Abraham and Sarah - Follow Abraham and Sarah throughout their lives and discover their overwhelming faith in God. They didn't always understand God's plan, but they came to understand that He does always keep his promises - in His time.

Desperately wanting a child, Abraham and Sarah are thrilled when God promises to bless them with one. But years go by. Decades. Their faith becomes tinged with bitterness, their trust overshadowed by willfulness. In His love, God helps them through the problems they create, shows mercy to the innocent Hagar and her son Ishmael, and - when Abraham is 100 years old - fulfills His promise. Their belief restored, the couple weathers an even more brutal test when God instructs Abraham to sacrifice their treasured son.

Follow Abraham up the mountain to carry out his unimaginable duty. Experience God's insistence on complete devotion, and the rewards He extends to those who give it. Accompany Abraham and Sarah on their incredible journey, and learn anew the overwhelming power of faith.

  • Location: Sight & Sound® Living Waters Theatre, 202 Hartman Bridge Road, on Route 896 South off Route 30, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717) 687-7800(
  • Date: April 11, 2009 through September 19, 2009
  • Time: Please call for showtimes
  • Admission:
    Adults: $34.00; Teens: $16.00; Children: $12.00



In the Beginning - In a spectacular staging of the biblical account of creation, Sight & Sound opens the original production, In the Beginning. Be there as the Garden of Eden appears before you - the waters, vegetation, and animals of the newly created world enveloping the Millennium Theatre. Experience God's pleasure at his most awesome creation, Adam and Eve, and the complete beauty of their unbroken relationship with God.

With special effects that surpass all you've previously seen on Sight & Sound stages, In the Beginning promises an experience beyond your imagination. Enhanced by magnificent staging, stirring musical compositions, and captivating live and animatronic animals, the stage will spring to life with the phenomenal story of creation.

  • Location: Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre®, 300 Hartman Bridge Road, 1 mile from Rockvale Square Outlets, on Route 896 South off Route 30, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717) 687-7800(
  • Date: June 13, 2009 through October 17, 2009
  • Time: Please call for showtimes
  • Admission:
    Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays:
    Adults: $47.00; Teens: $28.00; Children: $16.00
    Fridays and Saturdays:
    Adults: $54.00; Teens: $28.00; Children: $16.00



Miracle of Christmas - Christmas memories jump to life as a brand-new sensory experience highlights the return of Miracle of Christmas to the Millennium Theatre. As the aroma of special holiday treats fills your breath, you'll have the opportunity to interact with characters and animals from the Nativity story. The Millennium Theatre will be grandly decorated with lights, greenery, Nativity scenes and a spectacular thirty-foot Christmas tree.

But all of the holiday finery is only a prelude to the thrilling story of Christmas - Jesus the Messiah coming to earth in human form. Miracle of Christmas is the touching story of kings, angels and a simple, faithful couple used by God.

  • Location: Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre®, 300 Hartman Bridge Road, 1 mile from Rockvale Square Outlets, on Route 896 South off Route 30, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717) 687-7800(
  • Date: November 7, 2009 through January 2, 2010
  • Time:November Schedule:
    Mondays: There will be no Monday shows in November
    Tuesdays: On Tuesday, November 10th, there will be a 1:00 show only; on Tuesday, November 17th and 24th, there will be a show at 1:00 PM and at 4:15 PM.
    Wednesdays and Thursdays: There will be a show at 1:00 PM and one at 4:15 PM. On Wednesday, November 11th, there will only be a 1:00 PM show.
    Fridays: There will be a show at 1:00 PM, 4:15 PM and 7:30 PM. On November 13th, there will only be a 1:00 PM show and a 4:15 PM show.
    Saturdays: There will be a show at 1:00 PM, 4:15 PM, and at 7:30 PM.
    Sundays: There are no Sunday shows
  • Admission:
    Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays:
    Adults: $41.00; Teens: $28.00; Children: $16.00
    Fridays and Saturdays:
    Adults: $51.00; Teens: $28.00; Children: $16.00









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