Strasburg is known as "Train City" because it is also the home to the historic Strasburg Rail Road, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and the Choo-Choo Barn.
You can spend an entire day here enjoying trains of all kinds!
How To Get Here
We are located at 300 Paradise Lane, in Paradise Township, PA, between US Route 30 and PA Route 741, in the middle of Lancaster County's beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch countryside. Regional travel directions are farther below on this page. Locally, there are several ways to get here.
From US Route 30, watch for Ronks Road, and turn south onto that. At the first fork, bear right. When it forks again, take the left fork on to Paradise Lane, and it's less than a mile ahead on your left.
From PA Route 741, coming westbound you will see a sign to turn left on to Paradise Lane. We are just up that road on the right, past the railroad tracks and the Red Caboose Motel.
If coming eastbound on US 30, you can take PA 896 south to Strasburg, turning east (left) at the bypass which connects to PA Route 741. Follow 741 east about a mile. Go past the Strasburg Rail Road and the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania to the traffic signal at Paradise Lane. Turn left there.
Regional Travel Directions:
For general Google online Mapping, click here, and also consult the local directions above. Note: some online mapping services may not find our location properly. For best results, search for our location as:
300 Paradise Lane, Ronks, PA 17572
Even though we are legally in Paradise Township, PA. Note: our mailing address is PO Box 248, Strasburg PA 17579.
By Highway... The Museum may be reached easily from major arteries.
Persons coming north on Interstate 95 should exit at I-476 and follow it north to the Pennsylvania Turnpike and get on the Turnpike westbound (Interstate 76 West) and follow the instructions below.
Persons coming south on Interstate 95 should exit onto US 1 south (please do not take Business Route 1) about 5 miles after entering Pennsylvania from New Jersey. Follow the signs directing you to the Pennsylvania Turnpike westbound (Interstate 76 West).
Travelers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike may use several exits, but the easiest for people not familiar with the area is Exit 286 (formerly 21) -- the Reading exit. Upon exiting, take US 222 south to US Route 30 east. Then turn right on to State Route 896 south to Strasburg, and turn onto State Route 741 east. Then follow local directions above.
Travelers coming from the east going westbound on the Pennsylvania Turnpike may also exit the Turnpike at Downingtown (Exit 312, formerly 23), then follow south on PA 100 about one mile, then right south on PA 113 four or five miles, and take the marked ramp to West on US 30.
By Train... Persons traveling by train should take Amtrak to the Lancaster, PA station. From there, taxi service to the is available.
Things to do in the Area
Within a mile or so of the Museum are a number of attractions:
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, with over a hundred historic locomotives and train cars, plus great exhibits of art and related railroad things.
Strasburg Rail Road. America's oldest operating shortline tourist railroad, their tracks are near us, and their station not much farther.
Choo-Choo Barn. Large commercial layout and train stores in nearby Strasburg.
Red Caboose Motel. Just next door, providing accommodations in real cabooses, plus other attractions.
Downtown Strasburg, a quaint small town in the center of Pennsylvania Dutch country, with small stores and lots of atmosphere.
Clarion Inn Historic Strasburg Inn, fine lodging and dining in a gracious, unusual country setting.
General Tourist and Visitor Information:
Pennsylvania Dutch Country Official Visitors Center, provides extensive travel, lodging, and attractions information.
Pennsylvania Dutch Country Welcome Center provides similar material regarding local attractions.
Museums of Lancaster County, a wide range of historic and interesting sites.
The Museum is housed on one floor, with no steps, and makes every attempt for all visitors feel welcome. Individuals with special needs who may require assistance should call the Museum ahead of time to discuss arrangements.