In a pickle? Join the excursion to East Stroudsburg for the Pickle Me Poconos Festival! The festival will include pickle-themed food and beverages, vendors, activities, and so much more! Bring the family for a fun day and enjoy everything pickle!
Tickets for the Steamtown Autumn Excursions go on sale Friday, July 15th.
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 a brigadier general in the Civil War, recognized the value of rail service. In 1854, the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western railroads 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 train ride will last approximately 2 hours; departing Steamtown at 10 AM and arriving in East Stroudsburg at 12 PM. There will be a 3-hour layover at the East Stroudsburg Station for the event. Returning train ride will last approximately 2 hours; departing East Stroudsburg at 3 PM and arriving in Steamtown at 5 PM.