Steamtown NHS offers two Junior Ranger programs - one for children ages 6-8, the other for ages 9-12 - that may enhance your visit! The programs are designed to be completed using Park resources during a site visit. Programs are available at the Visitor Center at no charge.
Also, our Children's Discovery Center, is open on most weekend days, and features "hands-on" child-friendly learning arm .
Information about NRHS RailCamp
Most summers, the National Railway Historical Society presents RailCamp at various locations, generally one each at an East Coast and West Coast site. This one-week summer program for high school students introduces them to modern railroading, historic preservation and operations, and interpretation of railroad history. Click to learn more about RailCamp or phone the NRHS at (215) 557-6606.
Did You Know?
Railroads are built with as few hills and curves as possible. If a railroad cannot go over or around a hill, a tunnel is constructed through the hill. Some of Steamtown National Historic Site's train rides travel through the Nay Aug Tunnel in Scranton, Pennsylvania. More...