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

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Lodging

Steamtown is located in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania. There are at least three hotels within walking distance, and many more just a short drive away. For information about lodging in the area, including camping and RV/trailer accommodations (after hours and overnight parking are not permitted at our park), please visit these local partners:

Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau


Luzerne County Convention & Visitors Bureau


Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau


Pocono Mountains Vacation Bureau

Did You Know?

A ring of flame envelopes a steam locomotive drive wheel as a tire is heated so it can be placed on the wheel.

Though made of steel, the tires on a steam locomotive wear out. A new tire is cut slightly too small and then it is heated until it expands. After workers slide it onto the wheel, the tire shrinks as it cools and is locked into place. Learn more about steam locomotive maintenance at Steamtown NHS. More...