*Our Gift Shop and Office winter hours are Monday- Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. *

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 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 our phone number is 717-942-2370.                      


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Upcoming Events


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

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Host Your Event At the Steam Into History Station

A Unique Venue For Your Event!

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News & Information

2015 Events

We have great things in store for the 2015 season!

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