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

    Steamtown

    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 fireman moves coal forward in the coal bunker of a steam locomotive to make the coal easier to use.

A large hard-working steam locomotive can use up to 6 tons of coal in about an hour. The fireman (the one who shovels the coal) might shovel 200 pounds of coal a minute! This is why railroads helped design mechanical stokers. Learn more about railroad jobs at Steamtown NHS in Scranton, PA. More...