Steam locomotives excited the senses and Steamtown works to keep their stories alive!

You'd feel heat from the firebox, smell hot steam and oil; you'd hear the whistle, feel the ground vibrate, and watch as one-ton drive rods turned steel wheels. Remember the sound of "chuff-chuff" from the smokestack? Today, you can learn the history of steam railroad transportation, and the people who built, repaired and rode, as we work to preserve a special era in America's industrial history!

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2023 Holiday Events at Steamtown

Steamtown NHS coordinates with partners to offer a variety of events throughout the holiday season

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Basic Information

Basic park information including contact information, operating hours and seasons, fees and passes.

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Maps and Directions

Directions to Steamtown NHS and where to go once you arrive.

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Trip Planning Essentials

Plan like a Park Ranger and find out all the information you need to know before your next visit to Steamtown NHS.

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Trading Cards

Collect all your favorite Steamtown locomotives and rolling stock with our trading card program

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Things to Do

Discover the history of steam, become a junior ranger, explore the roundhouse, or watch our film; there is plenty to do!

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Steamtown is an active railyard, learn how to have a safe visit.

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Union Pacific “Big Boy” No. 4012

The large engine has returned to Steamtown following an extended cosmetic restoration.

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All Aboard! People and Railroads Exhibit

Explore Steamtown museum collections and the development of American railroads and the communities that operated and maintained them.

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Photos and Multimedia

Browse images and enjoy scenes from the rail yard at Steamtown National Historic Site

Last updated: December 8, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

150 South Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503-2018


(570) 445-1898
General park information. Phone monitored 9am-5pm, daily

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