Why You Need to Go to the Ligonier Valley Railroad Museum


There is a multitude of historical activities available to you when you visit Pennsylvania, and finding your way around them can sometimes be overwhelming. Luckily, the Ligonier Valley Railroad Museum is a fantastic testimony to this heritage. Located three miles west of the town of Ligonier, it’s the perfect day trip to entertain and educate the whole family. Visit the Ligonier Valley Railroad Museum during your stay at Oak Lodge and take a journey into the past!

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Spend a Fun Day Exploring the Ligonier Valley Railroad Museum

An Exclusive Look on Pennsylvania Railroad System

The Ligonier Valley Railroad Museum is located in the original Ligonier Valley railroad station built in 1846. Back in the day, it was used  to transport goods and merchandise throughout the state. The railroad station was officially shut down in 1952 due to the decline of the timber and coal industry, and it was soon forgotten. In 2010, the Ligonier Valley Railroad Association put the station back on its tracks and opened the Ligonier Valley Railroad Museum. Visitors can now discover the traditions of the past and how the railroad system used to operate.


A Fun Experience for the Whole Family

The Ligonier Valley Railroad Museum is the perfect day activity for you and your loved ones. Admire more than 3,000 authentic items such as lanterns, locks, keys, dinnerware, and other precious memories! More than just a railroad museum, it’s a testament to the late 19th-century way of life and an ode to the rich heritage of Pennsylvania.

Discover original wagons such as the doodlebugs or the adorable red Bobber Caboose which was used as a cabin coach in 1905. Once you finish your tour, head to the gift shop where you’ll find great resources to take home with you, like books, small toy versions of the wagons, or even a DVD of the last run of the Ligonier Valley line recorded on August 31st, 1952.


A Way to Keep History Alive

When you visit the Ligonier Valley Railroad Museum, not only do you learn about Pennsylvania’s history, but you also contribute to saving it. The Ligonier Valley Railroad Association is a nonprofit corporation that keeps the legacy of this history alive for future generations. Always looking to save new landmarks, they do an incredible job at preserving Ligonier’s past – and the Ligonier Valley Railroad Museum is a perfect example. You never know where you are going until you know where you’ve been!


Dive Deeper into Pennsylvania’s Culture at Oak Lodge

Ligonier Valley Railroad MuseumAfter spending the day learning about Pennsylvania’s history at the Ligonier Valley Railroad Museum, come home to a beautiful room at Oak Lodge. Our stunning countryside location provides the perfect nest for you and your loved ones. We also offer comfortable accommodations and modern amenities you’ll love.

Book our Robin’s Nest Room and enjoy a spacious room with stunning views of our waterfall. You can relax in your private bath and slip on a cozy bathrobe, or rest in the luxurious king bed and watch a movie on the flat screen tv. Start the next day with a delicious breakfast in the main lodge and don’t hesitate to ask for recommendations for your next Pennsylvania adventure. We’ll be more than happy to provide you with a fun itinerary!

Book your stay today and experience Pennsylvania like never before at Oak Lodge!