Steam Into History

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. You can now ride on our newly built 1860s replica steam locomotive with our newly built coaches that arrived at the end of September 2013.

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 one hour long, the Hanover Junction rides are two and a half hours long.  All rides are round-trip. They will all return to New Freedom.

Questions? You can refer to the FAQs selection listed at the top of this site or you can call the office Wednesday - Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.   Our phone number is 717-942-2370.                      

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

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Upcoming Events

Tannenbaum Train

Gather the family for a train ride to pick out the perfect Christmas tree!

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Steam Into Christmas Past Santa Claus Train

Bring the kids to meet Santa!

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Evening Caroling Express

Your chance to sing all your favorite Christmas Carols!

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Take A Ride in the CAB!

Ride In Locomotive No. 17!

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Sarah and Karl's wedding was the first on our train!

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News & Information

Upcoming events for 2014

Join us for Civil War Encampments, Living Historians, Scream Into History and much, much more.

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