Kids & Youth

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.

Unable to visit our park? Challenge yourself to "Explore, Learn and Protect" our National Parks by becoming a WebRanger online. This site also features a "Railroad Connections" component that kids of all ages may enjoy!

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 location. 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 write to NRHS RailCamp, PO Box 1481, Lockport, NY 14095.

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