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

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Theater Presentations

Visitors enjoy a presentation in the Steamtown theater.

Visitors enjoy a special presentation in the theater at Steamtown NHS.

NPS Digital Imaging, Bill Clark

The Steamtown NHS Museum Complex includes a 250-seat theater. On most days, the 18-minute HD film "Steel and Steam" is shown every half hour, at the top and bottom of the hour - first show is at 9:30 am, last show at 4:00 pm. During our Winter Hours schedule, this film is shown in the Theater only on Saturdays and Sundays, first show at 10:30 am, last show at 3:00 pm. Winter weekdays, and on days where the main Theater is closed, the film screens in the History Museum (top level) on a continuous loop schedule.

We occasionally showcase various other railroad-related special presentations in the Theater, courtesy of unique partnerships with national railroads such as Amtrak, Canadian Pacific Railway, Norfolk Southern, and CSX, as well as The History Channel and WVIA/Channel 44, our regional PBS affiliate.

Did You Know?

Drawing of African Elephant.  Steamtown has a locomotive which weighs about as much as 85 African Elephants.

The Union Pacific 'Big Boy' locomotive, one of 25 built to this design, weighs just under 600 tons - approximately as much as 83 adult male African elephants! It is on display at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pennsylvania. More...