We have a number of fun rides coming up in 2016. Check our calendar on the schedule page.  More to follow.

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. Come experience history as you ride in our custom built coaches, pulled by a 1860s replica steam locomotive. 

Check our calendar for dates and times and purchase tickets by clicking on the tickets to the upper 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.

Our newly acquired diesel will be on the tracks March and April.  In May the steam engine will begin running again.  The rides on the calendar indicate that red days are for steam and black days are for the diesel.  

The Glen Rock runs are 1 hour long. The Hanover Junction rides are 2.5 hours long. All rides are round-trip and begin in New Freedom, PA.

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

Questions? You can refer to the FAQs selection listed on the left side of this site or you can call the office, our phone number is 717-942-2370.   Follow us on Facebook.                


Tickets are not refundable.  If you wish to transfer to a different date please contact us at 717-942-2370, or email us at info@steamintohistory.com  You must make the transfer prior to the date of your excursion. Steam Into History is a 501(c) 3 non profit charitable educational organization.  we are EITC approved.




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