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


    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Walking Tours

a park ranger tells a small group of visitors about the different projects in the locomotive shop.  behind the group is a stripped down steam locomotive

Steamtown's walking tours allow visitors to get up close and personal with the workings of a steam railroad.  A Steamtown Park Ranger tells visitors about one of the many ongoing projects in the repair shop on a Locomotive Shop Tour.

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Steamtown National Historic Site offers various walking tours conducted by Park Rangers and Volunteers. These programs cover topics including "Railroad Yards: Then and Now," "Locomotive Shop Tour," and others.

To learn about the Walking Tour(s) that may be available during your visit, visit our Guided Tours page. Due to staffing and equipment availability, the Guided Tours page is updated on a monthly basis, with each month's schedule posted about a week before the start of the month.

Did You Know?

A steam locomotive exits a tunnel and rolls past fall colors on one of Steamtown's long train rides.

Railroads are built with as few hills and curves as possible. If a railroad cannot go over or around a hill, a tunnel is constructed through the hill. Some of Steamtown National Historic Site's train rides travel through the Nay Aug Tunnel in Scranton, Pennsylvania. More...