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Contact: Media Contact: Bill Nalevanko, 570-241-8258
SCRANTON, Pa. – There are 10 more reasons to enjoy Steamtown National Historic Site in 2017! The park will offer free entrance admission to all on 10 days in 2017.
The 10 entrance fee-free days for 2017 will be:
- January 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- February 20 – Presidents Day
- April 15-16 and 22-23 – National Park Week
- August 25 – National Park Service Birthday
- September 30 – National Public Lands Day
- November 11-12 – Veterans Day Weekend
“Fee-free days are a great way for folks to explore Steamtown NHS whether for first-time or repeat visitors. We hope many area residents will take advantage of these free entrance dates and explore all that Steamtown has to offer.” said Superintendent Debbie Conway.
Usually, Steamtown NHS has an entrance fee of $7 per person; children 16 and under, with adults, are admitted free. The entrance fee waiver does not cover train rides or excursions, but includes the park visitor center and museum complex, which features History, Roundhouse and Technology museums, plus our state-of-the-art digital Theater, which presents the park’s 18-minute movie, “Steel and Steam.” The entrance fee-free days also include all staff and/or volunteer led walking tours.
Last year, Steamtown National Historic Site had more than 89,592 visitors. Those visitors spent $4,754,800 in our local communities which helped to support 77 jobs.
Located in downtown Scranton, Pa., Steamtown NHS is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; our winter hours, from January 8 through April 1, are 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. From I-81 follow exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway); then, follow the brown and white signs to the park entrance at Lackawanna and Cliff Avenues (GPS: N 41.41, W 75.67). General park information is available by phoning (570) 340-5204 during regular business hours, or by visiting the Park website anytime at www.nps.gov/stea.
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