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

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Plan Your Visit

A park ranger explains steam locomotive maintenance and repairs to a group of visitors with the Locomotive Shop Tour.

Interpretive Park Ranger Bill Clark explains steam locomotive maintenance and repair facilities to visitors on a Locomotive Shop Tour.  Prior to your visit, check our monthly tour schedule!

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With a little advance planning, you can make the most of your trip to Steamtown. Be sure to check out the contents of Steamtown's website, especially the Things to Do, Things to Know Before You Come, and Directions. The answers to most visitor questions can be found here. If you can't find the information you are looking for, check the "FAQs" page or visit the "Contact Us" page for additional options.

Our 2013 excursion season ended on October 27, and our 2014 schedule has not been finalized. Please phone the Tickets kiosk at 570-340-5204 for train info and to purchase tickets; this is also where you'll pay the Park Entrance Fee and train ride fees for long and short train excursions - or pick up prepaid tickets - upon arrival.
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On the day of your visit, check the Visitor Center "Today's Programs" display to learn about other programs that may be offered that day. You can preplan your day by checking our monthly program schedule (subject to change).

While the Park is open all year with the exception of three major holidays, some tours and all of the train rides are seasonal. We post our tour and program schedule monthly, but update it weekly due to staffing and equipment availability. Each month's schedule is posted on or about the 10th of the month before. Note that all children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult while at the Park and aboard train rides and excursions.

Enjoy your visit!

 

Did You Know?

A steam locomotive exits a tunnel and rolls past fall colors on one of Steamtown's long train rides.

Railroads are built with as few hills and curves as possible. If a railroad cannot go over or around a hill, a tunnel is constructed through the hill. Some of Steamtown National Historic Site's train rides travel through the Nay Aug Tunnel in Scranton, Pennsylvania. More...