Steamtown NHS Proposes Modest Fee Increase
Contact: Superintendent Kip Hagen, 570-340-5182
Scranton, Pa. – Steamtown National Historic Site announces its proposal to increase fees to enter the Park, and increase the fees charged for Interpretive and Educational Programs. Our Washington Office reviewed our proposal and has given us preliminary approval, pending public input, for the following increases:
- Our current entrance fee of $6.00 for adults 17 years old and above is approved for a one dollar increase to $7.00 for adults 16 years old and above. Children 15 years old and younger are admitted to the Park at no cost.
- Our current fee for the “Scranton Limited” short train excursion is proposed to increase from $3.00 to $5.00 for ages 6 and older. Children 5 and under ride this excursion free of charge.
- Our current fees for main-line train excursions are proposed to increase by $3.00 for adults 16 years old and above and a proposed increase of $1.00 for children 6 years old to 15 years old. Children 5 and under ride these excursions free of charge. A break-down of costs for all of our excursions are listed on our Park website.
- Our current locomotive cab ride fee of $30.00 is proposed to increase $5.00 to $35.00 for ages 16 years old and above. No one under the age of 16 may ride in the cab of the locomotive.
Did You Know?
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...