Street Detours Expected on Saturday, March 15
Scranton's "St Patrick's Day Parade" is tentatively scheduled to begin at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 15. Large crowds in the city and along the downtown parade route are expected, which will result in street closures, traffic detours and delays. More »
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 .
NRHS has suspended the 2013 season of RailCamp.
Each summer, Steamtown NHS partners with the National Railway Historical Society to present RailCamp at the Park. This one-week summer program for high school students introduces them to modern railroading, historic preservation and operations, and interpretation of railroad history, and will hopefully be offered in 2014. Click to learn more about RailCamp or phone the NRHS at 813-632-2183.
Did You Know?
The Union Pacific 'Big Boy' locomotive, one of 25 built to this design, weighs just under 600 tons - approximately as much as 83 adult male African elephants! It is on display at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pennsylvania. More...