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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, located in downtown Scranton, PA, 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. 

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FREE PARK ENTRANCE

Steamtown's visitor center, museum, and grounds are free to enter.

TRAIN RIDES

*** COVID Update: Due to the pandemic there are no excursions planned for the 2021 season, this includes The Scranton Limited short train ride.***

You can ride the trains! Steamtown offers rides and excursions of various lengths to several different destinations, along with seasonal rides. While entrance to the park is free, train rides are available at various fees.

  • Short Train Rides
  • Excursion Trains
  • Fall Foliage Excursions
  • Holiday Express

Check out their upcoming events below. For more information on dates and times, call or visit their website.

OPERATING HOURS

SUNDAY - SATURDAY

SUMMER HOURS: 9 AM - 5 PM
WINTER HOURS: 10 AM - 4 PM​

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day

Please check the park's website for the most up-to-date information.

LOCATION

350 Cliff St, Scranton, PA 18503

PHONE

(570) 340-5200

PARKING

Parking is available for buses, motor homes, and trailer-towed vehicles in the designated area of the main parking lot (access via Cliff Street). After-hour and overnight parking is not permitted. Designated handicapped parking in the main parking lot is available.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

See below for upcoming events for the Steamtown National Historic Site.
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The Electric City Trolley Museum is located on the same grounds as Steamtown NHS. The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, along with the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, is located in McDade Park in Scranton, PA. After you tour the coal mine, you can walk up the staircase to visit the Anthracite Heritage Museum. Afterward, take in the sites of McDade Park.

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