Steamtown NHS to Launch 2009 Excursion Season
SCRANTON, PA – Steamtown National Historic Site was created in 1986 "to further public understanding and appreciation of the role that steam railroading played in the development of the United States," and the Park’s seasonal steam-powered passenger excursions help fulfill that mission!
The 2009 Excursion Schedule will offer steam-powered passenger trains that for some visitors will evoke recollections of the sights, sounds and smells 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 SUVs hadn't yet been invented.
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, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily. The Entrance Fee to the grounds at Steamtown is $6.00 per adult, daily, ages 17 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. The full excursion schedule is also available to download and print at www.nps.gov/stea by clicking the "Train Rides" link.
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.
- Digital images for media purposes are available upon request -
Did You Know?
The Union Pacific 'Big Boy' locomotive, one of 25 built to this design, weighs just under 600 tons - approximately as much as 83 adult male African elephants! It is on display at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pennsylvania. More...