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


    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of Steamtown NHS by clicking on the links below. Each takes you to a page featuring a 360-degree rotating photograph of a Steamtown location.

To rotate the picture, position your cursor on the photograph and left-click. Hold the left button down and move the mouse to rotate the photograph. You may also use the Shift key to zoom in and the Control key to zoom out.

The virtual tour requires QuickTime Multimedia Player. Download it free here.

(Note: The virtual tour is not compatible with Netscape 6.)

Steamtown offers many programs, walking tours, train rides and excursions. However, the tours cannot possibly show everything happening at the park. This virtual tour shows How a Steam Locomotive Tire is Changed (click to view MS Powerpoint (1,553k) or Adobe Acrobat (838k)). Other virtual tours will be added in the future.

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...