• An engineer inspects the running gear of a steam locomotive at Steamtown NHS

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Archive


Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS

March 04, 2014
Tourism to Steamtown National Historic Site Creates $5.3 Million in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service report shows that over 106,000 visitors to Steamtown National Historic Site in 2012 spent $5.3 million in communities near the park.

February 20, 2014
1866 Tiffany and Company Tea Set Bequeathed to Steamtown NHS
An 1866 Tiffany & Co. tea set was recently bequeathed to Steamtown NHS.

February 10, 2014
“All Aboard?” Exhibit to Commemorate Black History Month at Steamtown NHS
From the 1880s into the 1960s, a majority of American states enforced segregation through "Jim Crow" laws. Steamtown NHS will commemorate Black History Month with a new exhibit of images and reflections from that era titled, “All Aboard?”

January 22, 2014
Free Behind the Scenes “Diplomacy in Action” Webinar and Digital Badge Offered to Educators and Students
Make history real and relevant for your students! Join the Smithsonian Institution, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Department of State in a special collaborative three part online conference series where students can interact with experts and other classrooms from around the world to learn how diplomacy has shaped our country. Discover the real people, places, and pivotal moments behind history and headlines.

January 14, 2014
2014 Entrance Fee-Free Days Announced at Steamtown NHS
Steamtown NHS will waive its daily Entrance Fees on nine days in 2014.

December 16, 2013
Passing of Superintendent Kip Hagen
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our friend and colleague, Harold H. "Kip" Hagen Jr., 62, superintendent of Steamtown National Historic Site on Saturday, December 14.

November 25, 2013
Steamtown NHS Holiday Exhibits, Santa Visit
Steamtown National Historic Site plans some holiday treats for visitors in December!

October 31, 2013
Steamtown NHS Partners with Canadian Pacific Railway to Present 2013 Holiday Train
Steamtown NHS will partner with the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) to host the company's 2013 Holiday Train on its journey to stock food shelves and pantries across the United States and Canada. The Holiday Train will visit northeastern Pennsylvania on Tuesday, November 26 from 5:15 – 5:45 p.m.

October 18, 2013
Veteran’s Day Entrance Fee Free Weekend at Steamtown NHS
Steamtown National Historic Site plans to honor our military veterans and their families with an Entrance Fee-Free Weekend for everyone during Veteran's Day weekend, November 9-11.

October 17, 2013
Steamtown NHS Reopens Following Government Shutdown
The federal government shutdown is over and Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton is open and ready to welcome visitors once again!

September 18, 2013
Fall Foliage Excursions at Steamtown NHS
It's time for Steamtown NHS to transport visitors through some of the most beautiful fall scenery that the nearby Pocono Mountains have to offer! A total of eight fall foliage excursions, all diesel-powered, are planned for this season. Reservations for all fall foliage excursions open on Tuesday, October 1.

September 12, 2013
Entrance Fee at Steamtown NHS Waived on 2013 National Public Lands Day
Steamtown NHS will participate in the 20th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day by offering an Entrance Fee Free Day on Saturday, September 28.

September 10, 2013
Steamtown NHS Cancels 2013 Holiday Express Excursions
Steamtown NHS announces the cancellation of the park's 2013 "Holiday Express" excursions to Moscow and Gouldsboro.

August 19, 2013
Steamtown NHS to Participate in "Let Freedom Ring" Bell-Ringing Event
Steamtown NHS will help culminate the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech with a "Let Freedom Ring" bell-ringing event at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28.

August 14, 2013
Railfest 2013 at Steamtown National Historic Site
Steamtown NHS is the place to be this Labor Day weekend, August 31 and September 1, as the National Park Service joins with several railroads and partners to host "Railfest 2013." Railfest is a celebration of railroading, contrasting yesterday with today!

August 08, 2013
Steamtown NHS Upgrades Accessibility for Visitors Who are Deaf or Blind
Steamtown NHS announced two new upgrades to enhance the visitor experience for the park's visitors with hearing or sight impairments.

July 29, 2013
Railfest 2013 Grand Marshal Announced at Steamtown NHS
Railfest 2013, an annual celebration of railroading that is held on the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend, announced today that former Scranton Times-Tribune Managing Editor and current editor of Good Times for Seniors, Mr. Ed E. Rogers, has been named Grand Marshal for this year's event!

July 23, 2013
Steamtown NHS Hosted Two Operational Leadership Courses in June
Steamtown NHS hosted two Operational Leadership courses in June for nearly forty park staff.

July 12, 2013
Steamtown NHS Celebrates National Park Service Birthday with Fee Free Day
Steamtown National Historic Site will join with the more than 400 National Park Service units to celebrate the 97th birthday of "America's Best Idea" with an Entrance "Fee Free Day" on Sunday, August 25!

June 07, 2013
Steamtown NHS Plans Excursion to Delaware Water Gap Event
Steamtown NHS will offer a 104-mile roundtrip excursion to the "Founder's Day" celebration at Delaware Water Gap Twp. on Saturday, June 29.

April 29, 2013
Graphic Artist to Exhibit "Glory Road: Posters and Photo Illustrations" at Steamtown NHS
"Glory Road: An Exhibit of Railroad-Themed Posters and Photo Illustrations" by graphic artist Al Pierce, will be on display at the park's Changing Exhibits Gallery from June 3 through July 6.

April 09, 2013
Steamtown NHS to Hold Volunteer Fair
Steamtown NHS will hold a Volunteer Recruitment Fair at the park on Saturday, April 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

March 18, 2013
Steamtown NHS Announces 2013 Operating Season, National Park Week Activities
Spring is just around the corner and Steamtown NHS is ready to greet the season on Sunday, April 21 when we begin our 2013 train ride season in conjunction with the opening of National Park Week on Monday, April 22!

March 11, 2013
Mixed-Media Artist to Bring "Railroad Perspectives" to Steamtown NHS
Mixed-media artist, Claire Marcus, will present her "Railroad Perspectives" at Steamtown NHS from April 7 through May 28.

December 09, 2012
Brennan to Retire from National Park Service
Mark Brennan, Division Chief for Interpretation, Visitor Services and the official spokesman at Steamtown NHS, will retire after almost 25 years with the National Park Service, on December 30.

November 12, 2012
"Model Trains Through the Ages" Holiday Program Set for Steamtown NHS
Steamtown NHS partner, the Lackawanna Historical Society, will present a holiday program, "Model Trains Through the Ages," on November 23 – 25 at the park.

November 05, 2012
Steamtown NHS to Host Canadian Pacific Railway 2012 U.S. Holiday Train Show
The Canadian Pacific Railway 2012 Holiday Train will visit northeastern Pennsylvania on Wednesday, November 28 at Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton.

October 15, 2012
“Ghost Trains of Scranton” Photography Exhibit to Open at Steamtown NHS
Steamtown NHS will host Kathy Adams digital photo exhibit, titled “Ghost Trains of Scranton,” at its Changing Exhibits Gallery from November 4 through December 31.

October 08, 2012
Veteran’s Day Fee Free Weekend at Steamtown NHS
Steamtown NHS will honor our military veterans and their families by waiving the park's daily Entrance Fee for everyone during Veteran's Day weekend, November 10-12.

September 10, 2012
Steamtown NHS Plans Steam, Diesel Fall Foliage Excursions
Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, has planned eight fall foliage rail trips for 2012.

August 06, 2012
Railfest 2012 at Steamtown National Historic Site
Steamtown NHS, downtown Scranton, is the place to create family memories on Saturday and Sunday, September 1 and 2 of Labor Day weekend, as the National Park Service joins with partners to host Railfest 2012

July 24, 2012
Steamtown NHS Names Grand Marshal for Railfest 2012
Steamtown NHS announced today that Mr. Al Boscov, Chairman of Boscov’s Department Stores, has been named Grand Marshal for Railfest 2012!

July 23, 2012
Steamtown NHS Museum Collection Begins Online Journey
Steamtown National Historic Site’s museum collection has begun a new journey – to cyberspace!

June 17, 2012
“Americana Freedom” Excursion to Gouldsboro – Tobyhanna Planned at Steamtown NHS
On Saturday, July 14th, Steamtown NHS will operate an “Americana Freedom” passenger train excursion to Gouldsboro and Tobyhanna Stations.

June 12, 2012
2012 RailCamp at Steamtown NHS
The National Railway Historical Society (NRHS), in partnership with the National Park Service at Steamtown NHS, will conduct RailCamp 2012 from July 8 – 13.

June 05, 2012
"Elegant Corrosion" Photography Exhibit to Open at Steamtown NHS
Steamtown NHS will host a photo exhibit titled “Elegant Corrosion” by Colin Winterbottom at its Changing Exhibits Gallery from July 1 through October 31.

June 04, 2012
Steamtown NHS Announces 2012 Regular and Special Excursions
Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes the train excursion schedule at Steamtown National Historic Site!

May 29, 2012
Steamtown NHS Plans Trip to “Founder’s Day” Event at the Delaware Water Gap
Steamtown National Historic Site will offer a 104-mile roundtrip excursion to the Delaware Water Gap for the "Founder’s Day" celebration on Saturday, June 30.

May 21, 2012
Steamtown NHS to Participate in Tobyhanna Army Depot Centennial
Steamtown NHS will operate a special excursion to Tobyhanna on Saturday, June 23 to “Celebrate 100 Years of the Army at Tobyhanna – A Century of Honor, Excellence and Dedication to the Warfighter.”

May 16, 2012
Thanking America’s Armed Forces - Active Duty U.S. Military Offered Free Entrance to All National Parks
To show our appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. Military, on May 19 – Armed Forces Day – the National Park Service will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance to all 397 national parks for active duty military members and their dependents

May 15, 2012
Steamtown Receives New Archival Collection from Syracuse University
Steamtown National Historic Site has received a significant archival collection dealing with three railroads that served the Scranton area.

May 07, 2012
Civil War Figures to Visit the Lackawanna Valley by Train
On Saturday, June 9, in conjunction with the National Park Service nationwide celebrations of the Civil War’s 150th anniversary, Steamtown NHS will operate a special diesel-powered excursion to transport President Lincoln and members of the Delaney-DeLacy Guard to Carbondale and Jessup, Pa.

April 25, 2012
Steamtown NHS Opens New Archeological Exhibit
On Saturday, May 5th a new family friendly and educational exhibit, titled “What Can Be Found Under the Ground in the Railroad Yard,” will open at Steamtown National Historic Site.

April 16, 2012
Steamtown Postpones Exhibit Opening
A new exhibit at Steamtown National Historic Site, “What Can Be Found Under the Ground in the Railroad Yard,” has had its public debut postponed from April 21 until further notice due to material shipment delays.

March 19, 2012
Steamtown NHS Highlights New Archeological Exhibit “What Can Be Found Under The Ground in a Railroad Yard” to Launch the 2012 Season
Spring is just around the corner and Steamtown National Historic Site is ready to greet the season on Saturday, April 21 with a new family friendly and educational exhibit called “What Can Be Found Under the Ground In A Railroad Yard”.

November 07, 2011
2011 CPR Holiday Train at Steamtown NHS
The Canadian Pacific Railway's 2011 Holiday Train will visit Steamtown NHS on Saturday, November 26.

November 02, 2011
2011 Holiday Events at Steamtown NHS
Steamtown National Historic Site announces upcoming holiday events beginning with a "Fee Free" Veterans Day weekend.

October 03, 2011
Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Program Concludes at Steamtown NHS
The National Park Service's "Teacher-Ranger-Teacher" summer program recently concluded at Steamtown National Historic Site. Steamtown NHS is one of only twenty-five National Park sites in the Northeast U.S. to participate in the nationwide program during 2011.

September 19, 2011
Steamtown National Historic Site and the Community Alliance Partner for Station Re-dedication with Excursion to East Stroudsburg
On Saturday, October 15, 2011, the Steamtown NHS excursion destination is the borough of East Stroudsburg, nestled in the valley of the Brodhead Creek in the Pocono Mountains.

August 02, 2011
Railfest 2011 at Steamtown NHS
Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, is the place to create family memories on Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4 of Labor Day weekend, as the National Park Service joins with several partners to host "Railfest 2011."

June 13, 2011
RailCamp 2011 at Steamtown NHS
The National Railway Historical Society (NRHS), in partnership with the National Park Service at Steamtown National Historic Site, will conduct RailCamp 2011 from July 11 to 15, 2011.

June 06, 2011
Steamtown NHS Announces 2011 Excursion Season
Steamtown NHS announces the 2011 train ride excursion season begins July 9.

May 02, 2011
American Austin Bantam Club Vehicles at Steamtown NHS
Steamtown NHS will host a "Spring Fling Mini-Meet" of the American Austin Bantam Club on Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

April 18, 2011
Steamtown NHS 2011 Tunkhannock Viaduct Excursion
Steamtown NHS will partner with the Canadian Pacific Railway for a special passenger train excursion to the famed Tunkhannock Viaduct at Nicholson, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, May 28, 2011.

April 13, 2011
Railroads and The Military:  An Unbreakable Bond
Steamtown NHS kicks off the 2011 season with a celebration honoring the long relationship between railroads and the military.

March 21, 2011
Steamtown NHS 2010 Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Program Ends During 2011 National Park Week
Steamtown NHS partnered with the Scranton School District's John Marshall Elementary School in 2010 to participate in the National Park Service "Teacher- Ranger-Teacher" Program. The program ends during National Park Week 2011.

January 10, 2011
Black History Month 2011 Programs at Steamtown NHS
Steamtown NHS will partner with the Erie-Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society to present a variety of special programs to be offered on two Saturdays in February in celebration of Black History Month

December 06, 2010
2010 CP Holiday Train at Steamtown NHS Results PR
Steamtown NHSite partnered with the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) to host the company's 2010 Holiday Train visit on Saturday, November 28. The goodwill journey to Scranton, and an exuberant holiday crowd, produced a record donation!

November 22, 2010
2011 Ice Harvest Excursion
Steamtown National Historic Site will offer a special mid-winter steam excursion to the annual Ice Harvest Demonstration in Tobyhanna, Pa. on Saturday, January 15, 2011.

November 01, 2010
2010 CP Holiday Train at Steamtown NHS
The 2010 Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will visit northeastern Pennsylvania on Saturday, November 27 at Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

October 04, 2010
Author John L Busch to Speak at Steamtown NHS
No abstract supplied.

September 14, 2010
Steamtown NHS Announces 2010 Fall Foliage Excursions
Noticeably shorter September days, clear blue skies with a nip in the early morning air, yellow school buses in the morning commute: All unmistakable signs that Mother Nature is preparing for her annual autumn display of the finest fall foliage in Northeast Pennsylvania! One of the best ways to view this beautiful array of colors is aboard a steam passenger train traveling through beautiful fall scenery in the nearby Pocono Mountains.

September 10, 2010
Steamtown National Historic Site to Host Naturalization Ceremony During Citizenship Week
Twenty candidates will become new citizens during a ceremony at Steamtown National Historic Site at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2010.

September 07, 2010
“Pumpkin Express” Excursions Double in 2010
The Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Chapter, NRHS, will sponsor Steamtown NHS "Pumpkin Express" train rides to Moscow on Saturday, October 2.

August 31, 2010
2010 Teacher-Ranger-Teacher at Steamtown NHS
Steamtown National Historic Site partnered with the Scranton School District this summer as one of twenty-four National Park sites in the Northeast U.S. to participate in the National Park Service "Teacher- Ranger-Teacher" Program for 2010.

August 06, 2010
Steamtown NHS Proposes Modest Fee Increase
Steamtown National Historic Site announces its proposal to increase fees to enter the Park, and increase the fees charged for Interpretive and Educational Programs.

August 02, 2010
Help Steamtown NHS Win a $100,000 Grant in the National Park Foundation Contest
Visitors, fans and supporters of Steamtown National Historic Site can help the Park win a $100,000 grant by voting online for "America’s Favorite Park." Vote at www.livepositively.com before August 31.

June 14, 2010
2010 Whistle Stop Excursion to Steamtown NHS
No abstract supplied.

May 24, 2010
Fee Free Days, Weekends Announced at Steamtown NHS
Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, Pa., announces Fee Free days, weekends for 2010.

May 03, 2010
Steamtown NHS to Participate in Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Program
Steamtown National Historic Site proudly announces the Park has been selected as one of eight National Park sites in the Northeast U.S. to participate in the National Park Service “Teacher-Ranger-Teacher” Program for 2010.

April 03, 2010
2010 National Park Week
April 17th -25th, 2010. This year’s theme is “Share a Park – Shape a Life.” Among the hallmark programs featured at Steamtown’s museum complex is the Junior Ranger Program for children aged 6 – 12, an educational program for children under 6 “Let’s Explore Steamtown,” the popular theater programs “America’s Legacy – Your National Parks” and “The Steamtown Story” and special Ranger guided programs with behind the scenes Locomotive Shop tours and Turntable demonstrations. 

February 22, 2010
New Federal Firearms Law Takes Effect Today
A change in federal law effective February 22, allows people who can legally possess firearms under federal, Pennsylvania, and local laws to possess those firearms in Steamtown National Historic Site.

December 21, 2009
Steamtown NHS to Host Winter Film Series
Steamtown NHS will feature special film documentaries on select Saturdays in January, February and March 2010.

November 02, 2009
Canadian Pacific Railway Announces Lineup, Schedule for U.S. Holiday Train Shows
The Canadian Pacific Railway's 2009 Holiday Train will visit northeastern Pennsylvania on Saturday, November 28 at Steamtown NHS from 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

October 21, 2009
2009 Holiday Express Excursions Sold Out
Steamtown NHS announced today that tickets for the special “Holiday Express” excursions to Moscow are completely “sold out”!

October 19, 2009
Steamtown NHS Announces Upcoming Holiday Events
Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, is pleased to announce its upcoming 2009 Holiday events! 

October 09, 2009
Steamtown NHS Announces 2009 "Holiday Express" Excursions
Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, PA, will offer our popular “Holiday Express” steam-powered excursions to Moscow again this holiday season!

September 11, 2009
Steamtown NHS Announces Fall Foliage Excursions
As nature prepares to display her most colorful outfit for the year, Steamtown National Historic Site is planning to transport visitors through some of the most beautiful fall scenery in the nearby Pocono Mountains.

September 08, 2009
Entrance Fee at Steamtown NHS Waived on National Public Lands Day
Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, PA will participate in the 14th Annual National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 26 by offering a "Fee Free Day."

August 17, 2009
Steamtown NHS to Screen Ken Burns 'The National Parks: This is America' Film
Steamtown National Historic Site, in partnership with regional PBS affiliate WVIA, will screen the film, "The National Parks: This is America," on Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20.

August 10, 2009
Steamtown NHS Announces New Elementary Education Programs
Steamtown NHS is proud to announce new education programs for Grades K-6 students in the northeastern Pennsylvania educational community!

August 05, 2009
Steamtown NHS to Premiere Rocky Glen Park Film Documentary
Steamtown National Historic Site, in partnership with the Lackawanna Historical Society, will premiere the documentary film “Rocky Glen Park”.

July 27, 2009
Tunkhannock Viaduct Excursion Sold out
No abstract supplied.

July 20, 2009
2009 Tunkhannock Viaduct Excursion
No abstract supplied.

July 15, 2009
Railfest 2009 at Steamtown NHS
Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, is the place to be this Labor Day weekend, September 5 and 6, as the National Park Service joins with several area partners to host "Railfest 2009".

July 07, 2009
Grand Marshal for Railfest 2009
Steamtown National Historic Site has announced that Joseph H. Boardman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amtrak, will serve as Grand Marshal for Railfest 2009.

June 15, 2009
2009 RailCamp at Steamtown NHS
The National Railway Historical Society (NRHS), in partnership with the National Park Service at Steamtown National Historic Site, will conduct RailCamp 2009 from July 5-11.

June 09, 2009
Fee Free Days Announced at Steamtown NHS
During these tough economic times, Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, PA, will waive Entrance Fees on eight days in 2009!

June 01, 2009
Steamtown NHS to Launch 2009 Excursion Season
Steamtown National Historic Site's seasonal steam-powered passenger excursion schedule will offer steam-powered passenger trains that will evoke recollections of the sights, sounds and smells of train travel circa 1920!

May 26, 2009
Steamtown NHS to Partner with City of Carbondale for June Summer Festival
Steamtown National Historic Site will partner with the City of Carbondale by operating a special excursion to the city’s “Summer Celebration and Heritage Music and Wine Festival” at the Pioneer City Train Station on Saturday, June 20, 2009.

May 19, 2009
Steamtown NHS to Present Documentary Film, "Ubaldo"
Steamtown National Historic Site, in partnership with PBS affiliate WVIA TV, will present the film documentary, "Ubaldo," on Sunday, May 24.

May 18, 2009
Steamtown NHS Plans Trip to "Founder's Day" Event at Delaware Water Gap
Steamtown National Historic Site will offer a 104-mile roundtrip excursion to the Delaware Water Gap for the "Founder's Day" celebration on Saturday, June 27.

April 23, 2009
National Park Service Announces Recovery Act Projects
The National Park Service (NPS) announced nearly 800 projects totaling $750 million that can be completed across the country with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

April 06, 2009
Steamtown NHS Armed Forces Celebration Excursion
Armed Forces Day, a day set aside to celebrate and thank all branches of the U.S. military, will be honored locally with a special passenger excursion provided by Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton, PA.

March 30, 2009
Steamtown NHS 2009 Operating Season
Spring is just around the corner and Steamtown National Historic Site is ready to greet the season on Sunday, April 19 when we begin our 2009 Operating Train Ride season in conjunction with National Park Week!

February 08, 2009
2009 Volunteer Fair
No abstract supplied.

January 12, 2009
2009 Winter Lecture Series
Saturdays at Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton take on a new aspect of education with our 2009 "Winter Lecture Series."

November 18, 2008
CPR 2008 Holiday Train at Steamtown NHS
The musicians have been chosen, the whistle stops selected and the lights soon will be hung on the boxcars with care for Canadian Pacific Railway's U.S. Holiday Train and its goodwill journey for food shelves across the U.S. Northeast.

November 04, 2008
STEAMTOWN NHS TAKES TO THE RAILS FOR 2009 TOBYHANNA ICE HARVEST FESTIVAL
Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, PA will offer a mid-winter steam excursion to the annual Ice Harvest Demonstration in Tobyhanna, PA on Saturday, January 17, 2009.

October 02, 2008
Steamtown NHS Announces 2008 Holiday Events
Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, PA is pleased to announce its upcoming 2008 Holiday events!

September 30, 2008
Steamtown NHS Announces 2008 Fall Foliage Excursions
No abstract supplied.

September 06, 2008
Living History at Steamtown NHS
No abstract supplied.

September 04, 2008
Entrance Fee at Steamtown National Historic Site Waived on National Public Lands Day
Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, PA will participate in the 13th Annual National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27, 2008 by offering a “Fee Free Day.”

August 18, 2008
Steamtown NHS Welcomes New Exhibit
Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, welcomes a new exhibit, "100 Years: The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad's Scranton Passenger Station" on Monday, August 18.

August 04, 2008
Special Whistle Stop Excursion to Steamtown NHS
No abstract supplied.

July 07, 2008
Steamtown NHS Announces Special Steam Excursion to Tunkhannock Viaduct
THIS TRIP IS NOW SOLD OUT. Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania is planning a special train excursion from the Historic Site to the famed Tunkhannock Viaduct at Nicholson, Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 6, 2008!

June 30, 2008
Lackawanna Railfest 2008 at Steamtown NHS
Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, is the place to be this Labor Day weekend, August 29 through August 31, as the National Park Service partners with several regional rail preservation groups to host “Lackawanna Railfest 2008”!

June 23, 2008
Staycation at Steamtown NHS
This year would be a good time to dial down the distance you plan to travel and stay closer to home, experts say, and Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton, PA is just the ticket for a "Staycation!"

June 19, 2008
Tobyhanna Station Centennial Excursion from Steamtown NHS
Steamtown NHS will help mark the 100th Anniversary of the former Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Station at Tobyhanna on Sunday, June 29, 2008 with The 100th Anniversary Express.

June 17, 2008
Railcamp 2008 at Steamtown NHS
On July 6 through July 12, the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS), in cooperation with the National Park Service at Steamtown National Historic Site, will conduct RailCamp 2008.

May 19, 2008
Steamtown NHS Announces 2008 Excursion Season
No abstract supplied.

May 17, 2008
Steamtown NHS Announces Founders Day Excursion
Steamtown National Historic Site will offer a 104-mile roundtrip excursion to the Delaware Water Gap for the “Founders Day” celebration on Saturday, June 28.

March 14, 2008
Steamtown NHS 2008 NPS Week
Spring is just around the corner and Steamtown National Historic Site is ready to greet the season on Saturday, April 19 when we’ll begin our 2008 Operating Train Ride season in conjunction with National Park Week!

March 07, 2008
Steamtown NHS Welcomes Fasulo Photo Exhibit
Steamtown NHS will present a photography exhibit by railfan photographer John Fasulo titled, "My Passion for Trains: Railroad Images of John Fasulo," April 6 - May 7, 2008.

February 19, 2008
Commonwealth Speaker to Help Steamtown NHS Celebrate Women's History Month
No abstract supplied.

February 12, 2008
Ukrainian Immigration to the Anthracite Coal Region of NE Pennsylvania
Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, will partner with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council to host Commonwealth Speaker Paula A. Holoviak, Ph.D. on March 8, 2008.

February 05, 2008
SNHS Winter Lecture Series Mar 2008
The 2008 "Winter Lecture Series" at Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, will conclude in March with several special Saturday presentations!

January 28, 2008
Hobo Homes During the Depression: Photographs of the Scranton Jungle by R.W. Jeffers Exhibit at Steamtown NHS
No abstract supplied.

January 25, 2008
Commonwealth Speaker to Help Steamtown NHS Celebrate Black History Month
Celebrating Black History Month, Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, will partner with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council to host Commonwealth Speaker and storyteller, Denise Valentine.

January 15, 2008
SNHS Winter Lecture Series Feb 2008
No abstract supplied.

December 11, 2007
SNHS Winter Lecture Series Jan 08
Saturdays at Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton take on a new aspect of education January through March, 2008 as the National Park Service returns the popular Winter Lecture Series to its list of activities!

November 20, 2007
Steamtown NHS 2008 Ice Harvest Excursion
Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, PA will offer a mid-winter steam excursion to the annual Ice Harvest Demonstration at Tobyhanna on Saturday, January 19, 2008.

November 15, 2007
CPR 2007 Holiday Train
On Saturday, December 1st at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, PA, the Canadian Pacific Railway’s U.S. Holiday Train begins its goodwill journey to help restock food shelves across the U.S. Northeast and Upper Midwest!

November 05, 2007
Steamtown NHS Welcomes New Art Exhibit
Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, welcomes a new mixed media art exhibit, "Trains and Trolleys," by Luzerne County artist and photographer Diane Grant Czajkowski. This exhibit illustrates the community role of the train and the trolley through history, as well as the professional workers that maintained them. The exhibit will open at the park’s Changing Exhibit's Gallery on Wednesday, November 21 and continue through Saturday, December 29.

October 09, 2007
Halpern Photo Exhibit
Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, welcomes a new exhibit “Twilight at the Tower” by railroad photographer Benjamin Halpern.

September 25, 2007
Steamtown NHS 2007 Holiday Events
No abstract supplied.

September 14, 2007
2007 Lackawanna Railfest at Steamtown NHS
On November 2 through November 4, the National Park Service, in partnership with several regional rail preservation groups, is planning to host “Lackawanna Railfest 2007” at Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton!

September 12, 2007
Steamtown NHS to Participate in National Public Lands Day
Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, PA will participate in the 13th Annual National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 29, 2007 by offering a “Fee Free Day.”

September 04, 2007
Steamtown NHS Announces 2007 Fall Foliage Excursions
No abstract supplied.

August 20, 2007
Tunkhannock Viaduct Excursion
No abstract supplied.

July 16, 2007
Lackawanna Railfest 2007 Announcement
Steamtown National Historic Site announces a "Lackawanna Railfest 2007" to take place in November.

July 09, 2007
Amtrak to Visit 2007 RailCamp at Steamtown NHS
Amtrak – the National Railroad Passenger Corporation – will make a special visit to RailCamp 2007 at Steamtown National Historic Site!

July 04, 2007
Tenth Annual RailCamp at Steamtown National Historic Site
On July 8 through July 14, the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS), in cooperation with the National Park Service at Steamtown National Historic Site, will conduct Basic RailCamp 2007.

June 18, 2007
Steamtown NHS to Showcase Films from The History Channel, WVIA Productions
No abstract supplied.

June 11, 2007
Seeing Eye Puppies to Visit Steamtown NHS
No abstract supplied.

May 30, 2007
Steamtown NHS Announces Excursion to the Delaware Water Gap
Steamtown National Historic Site will offer a unique excursion to the community of Delaware Water Gap for the annual “Founders Day” celebration on Saturday, June 30!

May 09, 2007
Discovery Center
Steamtown National Historic Site will debut its new Children's Education & Discovery Center on Sunday, May 20, 2007!

April 17, 2007
Steamtown NHS Celebrates Memorial Day Weekend with Excursions, Films!
The region’s Memorial Day Weekend events will be enhanced this year with two steam-powered passenger excursion trains departing from Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton, along with special film presentations at the Park!

April 10, 2007
Steamtown NHS to Premiere 'Rising From the Rails: The Story of the Pullman Porter'
No abstract supplied.

April 02, 2007
Steamtown NHS Honors Armed Forces with Excursion Train to Cresco and East Stroudsburg
Armed Forces Day, a day to celebrate and thank all branches of the U.S. military, will be honored locally with a special excursion on Saturday, May 19 to Cresco and East Stroudsburg, PA, provided in partnership with Steamtown National Historic Site.

March 27, 2007
Steamtown NHS Announces 2007 Operating Season
Spring is here and Steamtown National Historic Site is ready to greet the season on Wednesday, April 18, when we’ll begin our 2007 Operating Train Ride season!

March 21, 2007
2007 National Park Week at Steamtown National Historic Site
No abstract supplied.

Did You Know?

A steam locomotive exits a tunnel and rolls past fall colors on one of Steamtown's long train rides.

Railroads are built with as few hills and curves as possible. If a railroad cannot go over or around a hill, a tunnel is constructed through the hill. Some of Steamtown National Historic Site's train rides travel through the Nay Aug Tunnel in Scranton, Pennsylvania. More...