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

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Maps

For map directions to Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton, click here!

Our GPS coordinates are:
N 41.410730 (latitude), W 75.671329 (longitude)

If you prefer to use Internet mapping software, keep in mind that our Headquarters mailing address and our Park Entrance are different, and there is no public access from the Headquarters address. The Park Entrance is at the intersection of Lackawanna Ave and Cliff St in downtown Scranton, PA 18503; you may try using 4 Lackawanna Ave, 18503 with your GPS, or simply use our GPS coordinates.

Note: Some mapping software use Cliff AVE instead of Cliff ST. GPS devices are like snowflakes: No two are alike; what works for one, may not work for another. We are only able to provide this general info. For device use and programming instructions, consult your manufacturer. Also, remember that GPS devices should be used as a guide; use common sense and be observant of traffic, weather and road conditions, including route info such as road signs, closings, detours, etc.

 
Street Map for Steamtown NHS
This map is not to scale.

Did You Know?

USS Olympia

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.