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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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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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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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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Ride a Yard Shuttle

Ride a seasonal Yard Shuttle - either the Scranton or Nay Aug Gorge Limited - during your visit to Steamtown

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

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Excursions beyond Steamtown

Steamtown NHS offers seasonal passenger excursions to various out-of-park destinations, generally May through August and October

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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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Photos and Multimedia

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

Last updated: September 28, 2021

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Mailing Address:

150 South Washington Avenue
Scranton , PA 18503-2018


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