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Steamtown Excursion - Cresco: Museum, Food Trucks, Live Music, and Antique Cars

Steamtown Excursion - Cresco: Museum, Food Trucks, Live Music, and Antique Cars

Steamtown Excursion - Cresco: Museum, Food Trucks, Live Music, and Antique Cars

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Cresco: Museum, Food Trucks, Live Music, and Antique Cars


The Barrett Township Historical Society maintains the Cresco Station Museum and the Library Research Center buildings, providing many displays and exhibits that not only help preserve the area's history but also tell the stories of the community's past.

Cresco Station was built by the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western (DL&W) Railroad in the 1870s, reaching its peak in the 1940s. Today, the Museum and Library offer a host of vintage antiques and displays.

The Library and Research Center is a one-story Art Deco-style structure opposite the Cresco Station Museum. It was built in 1928 and originally served as a Post Office. Later, it was used as a soda fountain, a popular stop for incoming and outgoing passengers on the DL&W Railroad.

Today, the Historical Society houses the Barrett Township archives from 1859 to the present and maintains a rotating exhibit of artifacts.

The Station and Museum include tables and chairs, tents, and restrooms. The Library Research Center is air-conditioned and has a bathroom, kitchen, Wi-Fi access, computer, copier, parking, and a slate-covered courtyard for outdoor venues. On days of excursions, there will be a display of antique cars (weather permitting) and entertainment. The Barrett Township Historical Society will also be selling hot dogs, chips, drinks, and ice cream.

Tickets for this event will be available on Saturday, April 20th, 2024. To purchase tickets for this Excursion, please visit Recreation.Gov.

NOTICE: Train rides are subject to cancellation due to mechanical issues, inclement weather, or crew availability.


2024 Summer Excursions (tickets available beginning Saturday, April 20th)

 

2024 Autumn Excursions (tickets available beginning Saturday, July 6th)

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PLEASE NOTE: Event information, dates, and times are subject to change. This is a public calendar; the Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau recommends contacting the event organizer for the most up-to-date information.