Steamtown National Historic Site
All aboard! Step back in time and learn, see, and experience how steam-powered engines drove the industrial revolution. Lackawanna County’s history, much like the steam engine locomotive, is coal powered. At Steamtown National Historic Site you can learn the history of the steam engine, see the giant locomotives that helped expand our nation, hear the sensational true stories of those that rode, worked for, and built these beautiful machines. You will feel the weight of history as you tour this national museum and will be amazed at the ingenuity of the engines and the turntable.
This place sounds awesome, but wait, there’s more! You can ride the trains! That’s right, Steamtown offers rides and excursions of various lengths to several different destinations. They also offer seasonal rides like the Fall Foliage Excursions and their Holiday Express. Steamtown National Historic Site is educational, historic, exciting, adventurous, and most importantly, fun for the whole family.