Ice House Tour: Steamtown Excursion to Tobyhanna

Steamtown National Historic Site


Adult (ages 12-61) $35.00; Senior (ages 62+) $30.00; Youth (ages 3-11) $23.00; Child (ages 2 and under) $1.00

Dates & Times


Saturday, July 16, 2022


11:00 AM


4 hours and 30 minutes

Type of Event


Train ride will last approximately 1 hour; departing Steamtown at 11 a.m. and arriving to Tobyhanna at 12 p.m. There will be a 2.5 hour layover at the Tobyhanna Station for the event. The 1/2-mile walk and tour of the Ice House will take up approximately 1 hour of this layover. Returning train ride will last approximately 1 hour; departing Tobyhanna at 2:30 p.m. and arriving to Steamtown at 3:30 p.m.


Ice Harvesting was a major industry in the Poconos in the early 1900s. Railroads were critical for the shipment of harvested ice to metropolitan areas. Upon arrival, visitors have the option to participate in an walking tour of the Tobyhanna Millpond #1 Ice House where an ice harvest is held each year. It is about a ½ mile (one-way) walk to see historic ice harvesting tools and ice harvested from January.  Will the harvest from January 2022 still be around in July?  Join the tour and find out!

Tobyhanna Station Description and Details:

History: The Tobyhanna train station was built in 1908 by the Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad and was leased and restored by the Pocono Mountain Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society in 1994. Today, the station serves as the chapter’s meeting space and it houses a collection of railroad artifacts including two running model train layouts plus a small gift shop.

Amenities: Picnic tables are available, no public restrooms, plenty of free parking. The station is located next to an active freight railroad for the train enthusiast.

Video presentation providing an overview of Tobyhanna Station and Museum: 
Video presentation providing a glimpse of a previous ice harvesting event:

Reservation or Registration: Yes

To purchase tickets: scroll down the webpage and select the green "Make Reservation or Register" button below. If the link does not appear, visit: www.recreation.gov and search "Steamtown National Historic Site" to select the appropriate station or date associated with event. Purchasing tickets in advance through recreation.gov is strongly encouraged.
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