Street Detours Expected on Saturday, March 15
Scranton's "St Patrick's Day Parade" is tentatively scheduled to begin at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 15. Large crowds in the city and along the downtown parade route are expected, which will result in street closures, traffic detours and delays. More »
Fee Free Days, Weekends Announced at Steamtown NHS
SCRANTON, Pa. – During these tough economic times, Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, Pa., will waive Entrance Fees on the following weekends: June 5-6 and August 14- 15, 2010. 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. These fee-free weekends will be in addition to fee-free days on National Public Lands Day, September 25, and Veterans Day, November 11. The “Fee Free Days” at Steamtown will provide complimentary admission to the Park grounds, museums and scheduled walking tours, but will not include train rides and/or other amenity fees charged by the Park.
Did You Know?
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...