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


    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Temporary Exhibits

Changing Exhibits Gallery

Changing Exhibits Gallery - Visitor Center - Floor 2

Changing Exhibits Gallery

Occasionally, we host interpretive exhibits related to our park mission: "To further public understanding of the role that steam railroading played in the development of the United States." The Changing Exhibits Gallery is located on the second floor of the Visitor Center, accessible via the stairs or elevator located behind the Information Desk. All exhibits are included in the park's daily Entrance Fee.

"Glory Road" by Graphic Artist Al Pierce: June 3 thru July 6

Individuals or schools interested in developing a professional exhibit at Steamtown NHS are encouraged to apply. Click here to contact us for more information.

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...