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

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Things To Do

a full color mannequin of a locomotive engineer in the History Museum at Steamtown

One of the life-size figures in the "Life on the Railroad" exhibit of Steamtown's History Museum.

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You can tour the History and Technology Museums or Roundhouse, explore special exhibits or watch the movie "Steel and Steam". You can also join a Park Ranger or Volunteer on a Scheduled Tour of our Locomotive Repair Shops. Seasonally, you may want to experience our short train rides, longer train excursions or Living History programs. Explore the links above to learn more about these activities prior to your visit.

Steamtown NHS is only one great reason to visit the greater Scranton area!
Visit our Nearby Attractions page for links to more local and regional sites.

 
a man focuses on a locomotive out of the picture while a woman looks at a locomotive in the background

Railroad photography is a very popular activity at Steamtown.  Whether using a 'point and shoot' or a full function DSLR, the opportunities for unique pictures abound at this operating railroad museum.

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Scheduling

Visit our Scheduled Tours page to learn about this month's activities. Due to staffing and equipment availability, the Scheduled Tours page is updated monthly, with each month's schedule posted one-two weeks before the start of that month.

You can search our Events Calendar for this season's longer excursion rides, or you can view and print your full copy by visiting our Train Rides page.

Did You Know?

Two steam locomotives pulling passenger trains pass by the loading platform at Steamtown.

There are about 1,950 steam locomotives in the United States. About 250 of these are capable of running. At any given time, fewer than 100 can operate. Steamtown National Historic Site has three steam locomotives which can run. More...