• 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?

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...