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

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Pets

Pets are allowed at Steamtown, but only in certain areas. The parking lot and grassy area to the south of the parking lot are acceptable. Please "curb" your pet.

Pets are not allowed in any building, the turntable area, locomotive or railroad car.

Please do not leave your pet unattended in a vehicle or tethered outside.

Registered service animals are allowed in all public buildings, railroad cars and locomotives.

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.