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Steamtown National Historic Site

Steamtown National Historic Site

Steamtown National Historic Site

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The Steamtown National Historic Site (NHS) is the only National Park solely dedicated to the history of steam railroading, and the people who made it happen. Steamtown NHS showcases steam locomotives, restored cabooses, freight cars, and passenger coaches dating from the early 20th century.

The 52-acre site boasts an active Locomotive Repair Shop and Roundhouse with an operational turntable, and a museum complex that includes a Visitor Center, History and Technology museums, and a 250-seat HD Surround-Sound theater. Throughout the year, visitors are welcome to enjoy the Park film, "Steel and Steam", take in the sights, and observe the masterful restoration of classic rolling stock, representative of America's industrial past.

Steamtown NHS has seasonal excursions, special events, and demonstrations. Park Entrance is FREE. The Park’s museums and grounds, including outdoor exhibits and parking lot areas, close promptly at closing time. During severe weather events, the Park may delay opening, close early or close entirely. Park closing and/or delayed opening notices are available by visiting The Steamtown NHS website and looking under the “Alerts” tab.

When Steamtown NHS does not have a planned excursion, the yard shuttle will be wheelchair accessible. One of their passenger cars features a chair lift, however, if there is an excursion scheduled, the accessible passenger car might be utilized for the excursion and unavailable in the park.

Most of Steamtown NHS's partner station destinations do not have platforms for deploying the wheelchair lift upon arrival. This means that while they could potentially load someone onto the train, they may encounter accessibility challenges when disembarking at the station. Currently, only Carbondale and Moscow stations can accommodate the use of Steamtown NHS's wheelchair lift. Visitors can reach out for accessibility inquiries by calling the information kiosk at (570) 445-1898 or emailing Steamtown NHS at stea_visitor_information@nps.gov.

Located in downtown Scranton, PA. GPS Coordinates: N 41.410730 (latitude), W 75.671329 (longitude) GPS Entrance Address Locator: 4 Lackawanna Ave OR Lackawanna Ave at Cliff St

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General
General
  • Free Parking:
  • Hours: Open year round. Check website or call for museum hours and excursion dates and times.
  • Minutes to Airport: 18

events

Railfest
08/31/2024 - 09/01/2024