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

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Steamtown NHS Announces 2011 Excursion Season

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Date: June 6, 2011
Contact: Reservations, 570-340-5204

SCRANTON, PA – The 2011 excursion schedule will see steam-powered passenger trains help visitors remember the sights, sounds and smell of train travel circa 1920. For those too young to have had the experience first-hand, these excursions offer the opportunity to learn how most people traveled for work, business and pleasure in a time when minivans and SUV's hadn't been invented.

Moscow, PA

July 9, 23
August 6, 13, 20
September 3,4
October 1,8, 9, 16, 29

November *25, *26
December *3

Departs 11 am returns approx. 1 pm

*"Holiday Express" – Departs 11 am, returns 2 pm

Adults (ages 17 – 61) $24.00
Seniors (ages 62 and older) $22.00
Children (ages 6 to 16) $17.00
Children (to age 5) Free! (Ticket required)

Holiday Express
Adults (age 17 and older) $19
Children (1 to 16) $12
Infants (to age 12 mo) Free – Ticket required

Tobyhanna, PA

July 16*, 30
August 27
October 2, 22*, 23, 30
Departs 11 am, returns approx. 3 pm

*Includes a stop at Gouldsboro

Adults (ages 17-61) $34.00
Seniors (ages 62 and older) $29.00
Children (ages 6 – 16) $22.00
Children (to age 5) Free – Ticket required.

East Stroudsburg, PA

October 15

Departs 9 am, returns approx. 5 pm

Adults (ages 17-61) $54.00
Seniors (ages 62 and older) $49.00
Children (ages 6 – 16) $32.00
Children (to age 5) Free – Ticket required.

The "Scranton Limited" short train rides began on April 17th and are scheduled to operate through December 3rd on select days. Tickets to ride this train cost $5.00 per person, all ages 6 and older. For a unique view of the operations, each steam departure of the Scranton Limited will allow one rider in the locomotive cab for $35.00, in addition to the Park Entrance Fee. Cab rides are available to those who are 16 years of age and older, on a first come – first served basis and only on days that a steam locomotive is in operation. Turntable demonstrations and Ranger-led walking tours will also be available daily.

The Entrance Fee to the grounds at Steamtown is $7.00 per adult, daily, ages 16 and older. Those under 16, accompanied by an adult, are admitted to the Park at no cost. All walking tours offered by the Steamtown NHS staff, including museum access and the park movie, Steel and Steam, are included in the Entrance Fee. Excursion fares include the Park Entrance Fee. Reservations must be pre-paid, and tickets are non-refundable unless an excursion is cancelled by Park Management. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Phone (570) 340-5204 to purchase tickets.

Located in downtown Scranton, Steamtown National Historic Site is open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. From I-81, follow exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway); then follow the signs to the Park entrance at Lackawanna and Cliff Avenues.Additional details regarding interpretive and educational programs and activities may be obtained by calling (570) 340-5200 or toll free (888) 693-9391, or by visiting the Steamtown NHS web site at www.nps.gov/stea.

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