Steam locomotives excited the senses and Steamtown works to keep their stories alive!

You'd feel heat from the firebox, smell hot steam and oil; you'd hear the whistle, feel the ground vibrate, and watch as one-ton drive rods turned steel wheels. Remember the sound of "chuff-chuff" from the smokestack? Today, you can learn the history of steam railroad transportation, and the people who built, repaired and rode, as we work to preserve a special era in America's industrial history!

Features

A historic diesel locomotive pulls a seasonal passenger excursion

Ride a Train!

Experience the thrill of riding a passenger train pulled by an historic diesel locomotive! Learn more about our seasonal train operations!

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Visitors explore the Technology Museum

Explore our Museums!

Steamtown offers a Technology Museum and History Museum. These modern buildings explore the people, history, technology and lore of steam railroading.

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A new learning experience!

Parks as Classrooms

Looking for a classroom alternative? Check out our Field Trip options using Parks as Classrooms at Steamtown NHS!

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Webranger

Webranger

This is the National Park Service's site for kids of all ages. If you love our National Parks, Monuments and Historic Sites, this site is for you.

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National Parks Now

National Parks Now

Van Alen Institute and the NPS have launched National Parks Now, a new competition to reshape the visitor experience at Steamtown NHS!

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Watch video

Baldwin #26 under pressure!

Click here to see the latest boiler test and blowdown of the Baldwin Locomotive #26!

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Gas jets surround a locomotive wheel preparing for a new tire

Photos, Video and more!

Like taking photos or videos of your vacation travel sites? This is a sample of what you may capture for YOUR memory album at Steamtown NHS!

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