2011 Ice Harvest Excursion
Contact: Reservations, (570) 340-5204
SCRANTON, Pa. – As Old Man Winter takes hold of our region, Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pa., will offer a special mid-winter steam excursion to the annual Ice Harvest Demonstration in Tobyhanna, Pa. On Saturday, January 15, 2011, a historic steam locomotive will travel to the Tobyhanna station, and excursionists will be transported to Mill Pond #1, courtesy of the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, where historic tools and equipment will be used to gather blocks of ice from the pond. The replica ice house stores enough ice to last well into the summer months. The Tobyhanna Ice Harvest excursion is scheduled to depart at 10:00 a.m. and return at approximately 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $31 – ages 16-61, $26 – ages 62 and older, $20 – ages 6 to 15 years old. Children to age 5 require a "no charge" ticket. The $6 daily Park Entrance Fee is included in the ticket cost. Reservations may be made by phoning (570) 340-5204, 9:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. daily (10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. after January 2, 2011).
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Did You Know?
The first flight of the Wright Flyer was 120 feet. That is 12 feet less than the length of one of the steam locomotives at Steamtown National Historic Site. The Union Pacific 'Big Boy', built in 1941, is 132 feet, 9 3/4 inches long! More...