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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. 

 


 

FREE PARK ENTRANCE

Steamtown's visitor center, museum, and grounds are free to enter. Although they do not collect an entrance fee, they do sell annual National Park passes that provide access to parks that do charge entrance fees.

Please visit Steamtown National Historic Site's website for a full pricing list.

 

TRAIN RIDES

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 for more information on dates and times, call or visit their website.

 

PARK INFO & HOURS

OPEN DAILY

March 31st - January 5th: 9 AM - 5 PM
January 6th - March 30th: 10 AM - 4 PM​

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day

Please call in advance during snowstorms. 

 

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.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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