Treat yourself to a scenic train ride, with narration, through Bucks County on the New Hope Railroad! Take a ride back in time by sitting in the vintage coaches or the heritage bar car, all pulled along by a 1920s steam locomotive or antique diesel engines.
Take a trip through history on the nine-mile journey from New Hope to Lahaska, which spends 45 minutes taking you through the gorgeous valleys and hills of Bucks County.
Wonder at the amazing craft that went into the coaches and take a journey along a train line that has existed for over 150 years! Indeed, New Hope & Ivyland has two very old buildings: a train station, ‘The Witch’s Hat,’ which was built way back in 1891, as well as the Freight House which is now a gift shop for the railroad.
This beautiful antique train will pull you along the exact same line that featured in ‘Perils of Pauline,’ a series from 1914. The railroad has a great variety of different trains you can take: Sunday Brunch, Grapevine Express, Evening Star Dinner, Haunted Halloween, Trick or Treat and even Murder Mystery!
Fall Foliage trains also run the full track to Warminster, which is a round-trip of 35 miles lasting approximately two and a half hours. During the holiday period, there’s also the North Pole Express, which includes cookies, hot chocolate, sing-alongs and Santa Claus himself.
Private charters are also available on the New Hope Railroad. When you’re in the area, don’t forget to check out everything at New Hope, including great shopping spots, parks such as Washington Crossing, great places to dine, wineries and also attractions for the kids such as Bucks County Children’s Museum.
Go back to the past with the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
Get on board and be transported to rail travel’s golden age. Get lost in a different era of antique rail cars as you trundle along 150-year-old tracks laid down by the North East Pennsylvania Railroad. Sample delicious cuisine and enjoy the stunning Bucks County countryside with its historic buildings, rolling farmland, rivers and bridges, while learning all about the history of the area as you go.