Ride along the same route that carried President Lincoln from Washington, DC to Gettysburg, PA, where he delivered one of the greatest speeches in American History!

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President Lincoln on the Hanover Junction Railroad Experience with No. 17

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President Lincoln on the Hanover Junction Railroad Experience with No. 17

Nov 11, 2017

Ride Time(s):

November 11, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Veterans ride free this day please see below for more information

Living historian, James Hayney will have you believing you are seeing the real Abraham Lincoln.  Relive the emotion and passion of the 1860’s when we recreate Lincoln’s November 1863 ride on the Northern Central.  President Lincoln traveled these rails on his way to Gettysburg to present the Gettysburg Address and two years later his funeral car rode the same line.  Learn more about these trips as you ride with us.  Also, at Hanover Junction you will hear the Gettysburg Address and learn about the history of the speech.

Veterans ride free this day when accompanied by a paying adult.  Please call 717-942-2370 x101 to purchase these tickets.  This event is sponsored by the V.F.W. Post 7012 (New Freedom, PA).

The coaches are pushed and pulled by the steam locomotive.

Learn about each of our coaches here.

Many thanks for the support of our 2022 season sponsors:


COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols:

Please reschedule your excursion if you recently tested positive for COVID-19, have been exposed, or are exhibiting symptoms.

Hand sanitizing stations are available at the ticket area, in the gift shop, and in restrooms.