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


    National Historic Site Pennsylvania


Car, Van or Bus - GPS

On some GPS systems, using the address 4 Lackawanna Ave or 350 Cliff St and ZIP code 18503 will bring you to the intersection of Lackawanna Ave at Cliff St (alternately known as S Bridge Ave) - our Park Entrance. Be careful NOT to use the Park's mailing address as there is no entrance at that location. Our GPS coordinates are: N 41.4107642 (latitude), W 75.6713545 (longitude)


General Driving Directions

From Philadelphia: Proceed north on I-476 (PA Turnpike, Northeast Extension) to exit 115. Take I-81 north to exit 185.

From Baltimore and other points south: Proceed north to Harrisburg and onto I-81. Take I-81 north to exit 185.

From Pittsburgh and other points west: Proceed east on I-80 to I-81 north to exit 185.

From NYC, NJ, Pocono Mountains and points east: Proceed west on either I-80 or I-84. At intersection with I-380, proceed north. At intersection with I-81, proceed south to exit 185.

From Binghamton, NY and north: Proceed south on I-81 to exit 185.


For Bus or Airport travel information, click on Public Transportation


Alternate Fuel Vehicles

Do you plan to travel to the park in an alternative fuel vehicle? If so, good for you! Your actions help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce petroleum use. Plan your trip with the Alternative Fueling Station Locator from the Department of Energy.

Did You Know?

A fireman moves coal forward in the coal bunker of a steam locomotive to make the coal easier to use.

A large hard-working steam locomotive can use up to 6 tons of coal in about an hour. The fireman (the one who shovels the coal) might shovel 200 pounds of coal a minute! This is why railroads helped design mechanical stokers. Learn more about railroad jobs at Steamtown NHS in Scranton, PA. More...