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Steamtown Excursion - East Stroudsburg: Pickle Me Poconos

Steamtown Excursion - East Stroudsburg: Pickle Me Poconos

Steamtown Excursion - East Stroudsburg: Pickle Me Poconos

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East Stroudsburg: Pickle Me Poconos


Join Steamtown NHS for the "Pickle Me Pocono" event sponsored by the Pocono Chamber of Commerce. The event will include pickle-themed food and beverages, vendors, activities, and so much more!

Travel over the Pocono mountains to East Stroudsburg. Enjoy your layover by exploring restaurants, shops, and green spaces and touring the old railroad switch tower.

For many years, present East Stroudsburg seemed to be a nonentity, referred to as "the village across the creek" from Stroudsburg. The borough owes its inception and growth to two driving forces: Robert Brown and the railroad.

Robert Brown, who was later commissioned as a brigadier general in the Civil War, recognized the value of rail service. In 1854, the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western (DL&W) railroad needed a link to connect with another railroad at Warren, New Jersey. Brown, a visionary, encouraged the railroad to come to the east side of Brodhead's Creek. He sold them his land needed for the right-of-way for one dollar. As part of the contract, Brown stipulated that every passenger train should make a stop in the village. Having succeeded in bringing the railroad to the community, he affixed his signature to a petition for the incorporation of East Stroudsburg.

The first railroad station was built in 1856 on the corner of present-day Washington and Crystal Streets. On May 13th of that year, the first passenger train stopped there while on its way from Philadelphia to Scranton.

The East Stroudsburg Railroad Tower was built in 1908 when the DL&W was making improvements and continued to function into the mid-1980s. By 1914, there were more than 4,000 railroad towers across the United States, many of which were made from concrete. The East Stroudsburg Railroad Tower is the only wooden tower still standing along the DL&Ws route and one of very few still standing in the United States. Passengers with an eye for detail may notice the remains of four concrete towers along the excursion route between Steamtown and East Stroudsburg.

Limited restroom facilities are available at the destination. Upon arrival, food and refreshments are available for purchase at local vendors and restaurants.

Tickets for this event will be available on Saturday, July 6th, 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.


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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.