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

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Steamtown NHS Proposes Modest Fee Increase

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Date: August 6, 2010
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.



The public is welcome to review and comment on our proposed fee increases, which are scheduled to go into effect on Saturday, January 1, 2011. Written comments may be submitted to the Park Superintendent (150 South Washington Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 18503-2018) no later than August 17, 2010.



Located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Steamtown is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. From I-81 follow exit 185; then, follow the brown and white signs to the main entrance at Lackawanna and Cliff Avenues. Details regarding interpretive and educational programs and activities may be obtained by phoning (570) 340-5200 during regular business hours, or by visiting the Park website at www.nps.gov/stea anytime!



- NPS -

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