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


    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Operating Hours & Seasons

Visitors observing a black steam locomotive on the turntable

Steamtown NHS allows visitors to get up close and personal with the historic machines and the men and women who run them.

The park is open daily except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day. The park is closed on those days, and may close early on the day before each of these holidays.

  • Park Regular hours: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Park Winter hours: 10 am - 4 pm
    • 2014 Winter Hours:
      January 6 -
      March 28

The Park's museums and grounds, including outdoor exhibit areas, parking lot and the connecting walkway* to the Mall at Steamtown, close promptly at 5:00 pm (4:00 pm Winter). Note that park passes may only be purchased 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (10:00 am - 3:00 pm Winter). Also, during severe weather events, the Park may delay opening, close early or close entirely. Park closing and/or delayed opening notices are available by phoning (570) 340-5200 after 7 am; they may not be posted online. Early close notices are available at the above number and online when announced by Park management. Please be sure to plan accordingly.

(*Please note that the connecting walkway to the "Mall at Steamtown" is not the property of Steamtown National Historic Site and is subject to closure during inclement or severe weather. Additionally, this walkway is not maintained and is generally closed during the winter months. Parking at the "Mall at Steamtown" is, therefore, not recommended.)

Did You Know?

The interior of the Lackawanna Station includes Italian and Austrian marble, and a stained-glass ceiling.

The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad opened a new passenger depot in 1908. It included a Tiffany stained-glass ceiling, Italian and Austrian marble, and a terrazzo marble floor. You can learn more about this, and other, railroad architectural landmarks at Steamtown NHS. More...