Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village
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Preservers of the Historic Ma & Pa Railroad

Christmas City Express Book

Christmas City Express - Dec 11-13

Christmas City Express - Train Ride & Story Experience!

  • Don't miss out on this wonderful event, purchase the book and experience the story, The Christmas City Express
  • Purchase from our Gift Shop a Special Edition of the book, created especially for Muddy Creek Forks.

Price: $17.00 plus shipping

Special Christmas Event

Christmas City Express - Dec 11-13

Christmas City Express - Train Ride & Story Experience!

  • Dec 9 - 7 PM
  • Dec 10 - 5 PM & 7 PM
  • Dec 11 - 5 PM
  • Dec 16 - 7PM
  • Dec 17 - 5 PM & 7 PM
  • Dec 18 - 5 PM

Prices: Adult $18, Child $15, under 3 ride free (on lap).

» Buy tickets online or call (717) 927-9565*
» More Info

*Because limited tickets are available, advanced ticket purchase is required.

Visit the Village

Sundays - June through Labor Day
1 PM - 5 PM

Special Event Days
May 21-22, June 11-12, 17-18, Aug 20-21, Sep 24, & Oct 9, 16, 22-23


- Free Admission -

Train Tickets

Ride the historic Ma & Pa Railroad!

Sundays - June through Labor Day
Train Times 1:15 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:15 PM, 4:15 PM

Special Event Days
View calendar for dates & times

Prices: Adults $7, Children $5, under 3 ride free

» Buy tickets online*

*Tickets purchased Online add $1 handling fee.

Gift Shop

Looking for the perfect gift for Ma & Pa Railroad fans?

Visit the store during operating hours, June - Sept


»Shop online year-round

Field Trips

Bring your class or homeschool group for a field trip.

Explore the village, ride the motorcar train, go geocaching,
visit the store, and more.


» More info

Get Involved

Railfan, history buff, or like unusual equipment?
» Join us!

Interested in track or equipment work?
» Call or email for more information

Welcome to the Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village

With train rides for all, restored buildings to explore, special event and re-enactments to enjoy, geocaches to find, and a museum full of antiques, railroad artifacts, and milling equipment, the Heritage Village at Muddy Creek Forks is alive with countless people. Come begin your Journey in Time.

Special Christmas Event

Christmas City Express - Train Ride & Story Experience
Christmas City Express
  • Friday, December 9 - 7 PM
  • Saturday, December 10 - 5 PM & 7 PM
  • Sunday, December 11 - 5 PM
  • Friday, December 16 - 7 PM
  • Saturday, December 17 - 5 PM & 7 PM
  • Sunday, December 18 - 5 PM

Join us for the performance of a brand new story about a train journey for the holidays. It's Christmas Eve and a young girl, on her way to her grandparents' home by train, gets stranded in a terrible blizzard. "Christmas City Express" is the story of this young girl and the train crew who saved Christmas for everyone aboard. » More info

Tickets: $18 adult, $15 child, under 3 ride free (on lap). All tickets include family activities and crafts, a performance of the Christmas City Express, a train ride on the Ma & Pa Railroad, a snowflake ornament, and cookies and hot chocolate.

Buy tickets online or call (717) 927-9565. Because limited tickets are available, advanced ticket purchase is required. All trains sold out last year, causing us to add a 7 PM train on the Sunday.

The event is rain or shine, unless ice makes travel by rail unsafe. Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.

» View calendar for details.

General Hours & Admissions

Sundays: 1 PM - 5 PM
June through Labor Day

Special Event Days
May 21-22; June 11-12, 17-18; Aug 20-21; Railroad Heritage Day (Sept 24); and Oct 9, 16, 22-23
Special event times vary - view calendar for details.

Train Tickets Online - Tickets at Village: $7 adult, $5 child, under 3 ride free. Hand pump car $2.
Buildings & Village Grounds: FREE

Contact Us

address1258 Muddy Creek Forks Rd, Airville, PA

phone(717) 927-9565 (voice mail)

email info@maandparailroad.com

coordinatesLatitude 39°48'27", Longitude 76°28'34"