Operating Hours & Seasons
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.
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). 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 or (888) 693-9391 after 7 am; they may not be posted online. Early close notices are available at the above numbers and online when announced by Park management. Please be sure to plan accordingly.
Did You Know?
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...