National Toy Train Museum

Ronks, PA

Where are we going?

National Toy Train Museum
300 Paradise Ln
PA 17572

717 687-8976

What is there to do?

Choo Choo! It's time to make your way to the station because we're off for a day at the National Toy Train Museum!

You can spend your next family day out exploring the hundreds of toy trains in a modern museum built like a historic train station! Sounds pretty cool to us!

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, so kist can learn about history AND see some pretty cool models and exhibits!

In fact, did you know that the National Toy Train Museum contains one of the most extensive toy train collections in the world? Trains that children pushed, pulled or rode upon are included so parents, you might get your own trip down memory lane as you explore the collection. 

The collection also includes miniature trains that are accurate replicas of their full sized counterparts, so kids can really gain an understanding of the intricacies of these locomotives.

Plus, you get to take a trip through the tracks of the history books as the Museum exhibits trains from the mid-1800s through the present day.

Every visitor has the opportunity to help operate the five train layouts within the museum. Each large layout is a different gauge and represents a different period of the 20th Century. Every layout also boasts an interesting array of period accessories and extensive scenery AND 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 too, if all of the above wasn't enough to fill your family day out with some locomotive fun!

So grab those conductor hats kids, because the National Toy Train Museum is ready and waiting to depart the station, but they want you to join them!

Choo choo!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $7

Children: $4 (Ages 6 to 12)

Discount: Seniors $6

Free Under: 6 years

Family Deals: $22 for 2 adults & 3 or more kids (or 1 adult & 4 of more kids)


Need a little extra help?

The entire facility is handicap accessible!. Feel free to call ahead if you have any questions about this. They want everybody's visit to be a great experience!


When can we go?

Open 10am - 5pm on select days during season. Check online for specifics

Open April to December


Any top tips?

You can walk through the exhibits in about an hour, but if you want to run the trains, watch the video, and ask questions, you could spend much longer. They encourage you to absorb as much as you want!

I’m Hungry!

However, restaurants are available in the Strasburg area as no food or drink is available in the museum, and eating/drinking in the museum isn't permitted either - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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