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

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

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August 19, 2014
Railfest 2014 Participants, Activities Announced at Steamtown NHS
Steamtown NHS is the place to create family memories on Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31 of Labor Day weekend, as the National Park Service joins with partners to host Railfest 2014!

August 08, 2014
Celebrate National Park Service 98th Birthday with Entrance Fee Free Day at Steamtown NHS
Steamtown NHS will join with the more than 400 National Park Service units to celebrate the 98th birthday of “America’s Best Idea” with an Entrance “Fee Free Day” on Monday, August 25!

July 23, 2014
Railfest 2014 Grand Marshal Announced at Steamtown NHS
Railfest 2014, an annual celebration of railroading past, present and future that is held on the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend at Steamtown NHS, will take place on August 30 and 31.The park announced that Mrs. Donna Hagen, wife of late Superintendent Harold "Kip" Hagen, has been named Grand Marshal for this year's event!

June 09, 2014
New Exhibit, “Hollywood Rides the Rails,” at Steamtown NHS
“Hollywood Rides the Rails,” a new exhibit at Steamtown NHS, takes a look at some train-themed films and the stars that rode them. The exhibit is located in the park’s Changing Exhibits Gallery

June 04, 2014
Railfest 2014 at Steamtown NHS
Steamtown NHS announces plans to host Railfest 2014 at the park on Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31 of Labor Day weekend.

Did You Know?

A cup of water expands to 1,600 times its volume when boiled, changing from a liquid to a gas!

When boiled, a cup of water creates about 1,600 cups of steam! When the resulting steam is contained in a vessel such as a steam locomotive boiler, it can create up to 300 pounds per square inch of pressure. Learn more about steam locomotives at Steamtown National Historic Site! More...