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

    Steamtown

    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?

An engineer peers out of the cab of a steam locomotive.  The engineer drives the train, but the conductor is in charge.

The engineer drives the locomotive using the throttle lever, brakes, and reversing gear. He (or she) is in charge of the locomotive. The conductor, however, is in charge of the train. Learn more about railroad jobs at Steamtown NHS in Scranton, Pennsylvania. More...