Fees & Reservations
For entrance fee and train ride ticket questions, information and reservations,
2013-14 Park Fees
The Park Entrance Fee (all visitors age 16 and older) includes admission to the railroad yard, History & Technology Museums, Theater, Roundhouse, all walking tours and most theater programs. All children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult while at the Park and aboard train rides and excursions.
"America the Beautiful" Interagency Passes are available at the site and are honored for the Entrance Fee only (photo ID may be required). "America the Beautiful" Passes may also be purchased online for yourself or as a gift for a fellow traveler! Click HERE for more information!
2013-14 Excursion Fares
All excursion tickets must be pre-paid (no unpaid reservations).
Did You Know?
Many railroads, particularly Eastern roads, used anthracite coal for locomotive fuel during the early steam era. During World War I, the US Navy and the Allied Forces used anthracite coal to power the steam boilers of warships such as Admiral Dewey's USS Olympia, which is berthed at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia. Burning anthracite resulted in low-smoke emissions from steamship boilers and gave the Allies a strategic opportunity to close-in on the enemy in a battle. With anthracite coal diverted to the war effort, locomotive builders adapted to using bituminous coal in their future designs.