Steam Into History

Steam Into History, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational, charitable organization.

The William H. Simpson #17 is a faithful replica of the Civil War steam locomotive that carried Abraham Lincoln to deliver his now famous Gettysburg Address. These same tracks carried Lincoln's funeral train two years later. Come experience history as you ride in our custom built coaches, pulled by a 1860s replica steam locomotive. 

Your patronage is very important to us,  we are open for business. Check our calendar for dates and times and purchase tickets by clicking on the red banner to the left of the screen marked "Tickets and Schedule". Prices are listed once you select a date. There will be a $1 handling fee added to each ticket.

Please note, all round-trip excursions will leave from and return to New Freedom.  The notation on the calendar for Glen Rock or Hanover Junction is telling you that you will ride to Glen Rock or Hanover Junction.

The Glen Rock runs are 1 hour long. 

The Hanover Junction rides are 2.5  hours long. 

All rides are round-trip. They will all return to New Freedom.

All rides have a narrator. Weekend rides have entertainers. See the "Artistes" tab for more information on the entertainers.

Questions? You can refer to the FAQs selection listed at the top of this site or you can call the office our phone number is 717-942-2370.                      

Visit us on Facebook where you will see a multitude of photos our many followers have contributed to the page.  




Upcoming Events


Watch Out for Hobos!

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Jeff Greenawalt

Enjoy an afternoon with this fine musician and story-teller!

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BBQ Rides

Enjoy BBQ on your Train Ride!

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Visit Our Online Store

Steam Into History souvenirs, Civil War merchandise, books, clothing and more!

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Make A Donation!

Thank you for your Support!

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News & Information

Spring 2015 Events

We have lots of great things going on aboard the train for Spring 2015!

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