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National Toy Train Museum Strasburg

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National Toy Train Museum
300 Paradise Lane
Paradise Township
Strasburg
PA
17579
Tel: 717 687-8976

Where are we going today?

Hundreds of toy trains in a modern museum built like a historic train station!
The National Toy Train Museum recreates a family "train room," but on a larger scale. The building resembles a Victorian Era railroad station in California and is located in the fertile farm country of Lancaster County, PA.


It contains one of the most extensive toy train collections in the world. Trains that children pushed, pulled or rode upon are included. The collection also includes miniature trains that are accurate replicas of their full sized counterparts. The Museum exhibits trains from the mid-1800s through the present day.


Every visitor has the opportunity to help operate our five train layouts. Each large layout is a different gauge and represents a different period of the 20th Century. Every layout boasts an interesting array of period accessories and extensive scenery. Each layout allows even the youngest visitors to have an excellent view of the action. Train videos run continuously on a large screen television system.

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    I have been there on almost every visit to Lancaster in the last few years and I never get bored. But I am a certified train nut. On the plus side it's fantastically laid out for kids of all ages, the AC on a 95 degree afternoon is welcome and the staff are some of the nicest people I've ever come across. On the downside - it has a lot of european prototype items on display (interesting, but not my thing) and almost a complete lack of N scale on display. Not so much a shocker on that seeing as it really devotes itself to O and S gauge trains. Also...Read More

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    This place is great for train enthusiasts, but people not as interested in the hobby will find it fascinating, too. The building houses many different operating model train layouts, and each layout focuses on a different scale (HO, O, N, S, etc.). There are tons of trains on shelves along the walls. Many old model trains are on display, but there are newer ones, as well. The train layouts have buttons that the visitors can press to interact with the trains and accessories. The museum also has a gift shop. I highly recommend visiting the museum if...Read More

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    Toy train enthusiasts, 5 stars.
    Families with young children, 2 stars. Roadside America is much better for young children.

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    This place is great for train enthusiasts, but people not as interested in the hobby will find it fascinating, too. The building houses many different operating model train layouts, and each layout focuses on a different scale (HO, O, N, S, etc.). There are tons of trains on shelves along the walls. Many old model trains are on display, but there are newer ones, as well. The train layouts have buttons that the visitors can press to interact with the trains and accessories. The museum also has a gift shop. I highly recommend visiting the museum...Read More

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by Keith Dickson

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I have been there on almost every visit to Lancaster in the last few years and I never get bored. But I am a certified train nut. On the plus side it's fantastically laid out for kids of all ages, the AC on a 95 degree afternoon is welcome and the staff are some of the nicest people I've ever come across. On the downside - it has a lot of european prototype items on display (interesting, but not my thing) and almost a complete lack of N scale on display. Not so much a shocker on that seeing as it really devotes itself to O and S gauge trains. Also the last time I went there there was an issue with the plumbing forcing visitors to use outdoor "facilities" in the meantime.

by Charles Indelicato

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This place is great for train enthusiasts, but people not as interested in the hobby will find it fascinating, too. The building houses many different operating model train layouts, and each layout focuses on a different scale (HO, O, N, S, etc.). There are tons of trains on shelves along the walls. Many old model trains are on display, but there are newer ones, as well. The train layouts have buttons that the visitors can press to interact with the trains and accessories. The museum also has a gift shop. I highly recommend visiting the museum if you are in the Strasburg area and like trains, especially model trains of any scale.

by A Google User

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This place is great for train enthusiasts, but people not as interested in the hobby will find it fascinating, too. The building houses many different operating model train layouts, and each layout focuses on a different scale (HO, O, N, S, etc.). There are tons of trains on shelves along the walls. Many old model trains are on display, but there are newer ones, as well. The train layouts have buttons that the visitors can press to interact with the trains and accessories. The museum also has a gift shop. I highly recommend visiting the museum if you are in the Strasburg area and like trains, especially model trains of any scale.

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