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Murder Mystery Dinner Train – Strasburg Rail Road

November 9 - November 9, 2019

$42.50 – $63

There’s been a murder! Dine aboard to find out whodunit.

Act 1 Productions returns to the Strasburg Rail Road to bring you their popular humor, entertainment and unique style for dinner a board a steam train! Please plan to arrive no later than the boarding time in order to enjoy the full experience and to avoid missing any clues.

Find our Murder Mystery Dinner Train Menu below, along with descriptions of the shows being offered this season. Customers should be prepared to select their entrée at the time of ticket purchase.

Strasburg Rail Road’s dinner trains are by reservation only. Ticket sales cut off 2 hours before the scheduled departure.

Wondering “How much time should I plan?” Visit our FAQ page for tips on this and more.


  • Choice of soup or salad
  • Choice of entrée – Chicken Marsala, Broiled Cajun Tilapia Filet, Prime Rib, or Vegetarian Chef’s Choice
  • Seasoned potatoes
  • Vegetable of the day
  • Dessert – Choice of Cheesecake, Shoo Fly Pie, Apple Pie or Chocolate Cake
  • Lemonade or water (additional beverage options available for purchase)


  • Adult (12+): $63.00
  • Child (2-11): $42.50

Show Descriptions

The Choir Sang Murder!

Strasburg Rail Road is hosting a concert for its dinner guests, featuring The Strasburg Choir. The menu looks wonderful, but it was never meant to include murder! When the choir’s heavy-handed director is bumped off during the ride – in front of the guests – someone has hit a sour note! From the twisted mind of Debi Irene Wahl, this fun murder mystery sings madness, harmonizes murder, and serves up some serious discord!


The Goobers & the Popped-up Dessert Bar Murder Mystery

The lovable, but certifiably hillbilly family is at it again… they just seem to have a habit of stumbling into murder!

Ma has opened a pop-up pastry bar in the dining cars of the Strasburg Rail Road. Being high-minded ‘entrenewers’ as they call themselves, Ma and the boys convinced the dining car staff to give them a chance at a pop-up dessert bar on the train. Jonah convinced everyone that they could sell Ma’s small pies a lot faster if they called them French Pastries and learned a little French. Things were going well… for about five minutes. But now, the head chef is dead, the servers are scared to go near the desserts, and Ma is definitely guilty of something, at least that’s how Jonah puts it. Jonah considers himself the gendarme: French for policeman, and feels if he and his brothers cannot find out who really killed the head chef then it is “right and fittin’ that Ma goes to jail; after all, she made the pies.”

Once again, the only place you can see The Goobers this season is aboard the Strasburg Rail Road!


The Murderous Nightmare Before Christmas Eve Murder Mystery

*A fun interpretation of the cult classic poem tale by Tim Burton.*

Enter at your own risk!
Jack has lost his bones; unfortunately Jack is a skeleton, so this is problematic.
Who is the dastardly creature that committed murder?
Come dressed in your ugly Christmas sweaters…
wear your favorite Jack tribute!
This is a fun-for-the-whole-family quirky story!

PLEASE NOTE: Patrons do have an option to purchase a private table. A $25 charge is assessed to have a couple seated alone at a table for four.  For more information or to make private table arrangements, please call 1-866-725-9666.

Patrons are required to select an entrée at the time of booking.

Gratuity and alcoholic beverages not included in price.

Seating assigned to tables of four.  Please be advised that all seating aboard Dinner Trains is at tables of four. To accommodate parties of different sizes, groups may be split and parties are often mixed at the same table. If you are reserving tickets with another person or persons, please let us know or place your order as a single transaction. Thank you!

There are a limited number of tickets for this event.  We strongly recommend you pre-purchase tickets as the event often sells out in advance. Strasburg Rail Road’s dinner trains are by reservation only. Ticket sales cut off 2 hours before the scheduled departure.

Schedules are adhered to as closely as possible, but the railroad reserves the right to alter schedules, substitute coaches and/or motive power as operating conditions demand. There are a limited number of Dinner Train Tickets available. Unsold tickets will be available at the station on a first come basis.  All sales are final. No refund on tickets unless ticketed train does not operate.

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November 9, 2019
$42.50 – $63
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Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA 17572 United States
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