2014 Entrance Fee-Free Days Announced at Steamtown NHS
Contact: Bill Nalevanko, 570-340-5186
SCRANTON, Pa. – America's Best Idea – the national parks – gets even better with several entrance fee-free days at Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, Pa. The historic railroad museum will waive its daily Entrance Fees on the following nine days in 2014:
· January 20 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
· February 15-17 (Presidents’ Day weekend)
· April 19-20 (opening weekend of National Park Week)
· August 25 (National Park Service’s 98th Birthday)
· September 27 (National Public Lands Day)
· November 11 (Veterans Day)
The National Park Service wants to reinforce that our national parks are places for everyone to have fun, reconnect with nature and history, and build a sense of ownership and stewardship toward parks and the environment. The entrance fee-free days at Steamtown will provide complimentary admission to the Park grounds, museum complex and scheduled walking tours, but will not include train rides and/or other amenity fees charged by the Park.
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Did You Know?
Elijah J. McCoy, a brilliant African-American mechanical engineer, invented an automatic lubricator cup (or drip cup) for steam locomotives and other machines. It worked so well that inspectors, when checking in a new piece of machinery, would ask, "Is it the real McCoy?" More...