August 2016 Excursions at Steamtown NHS

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Date: July 13, 2016
Contact: Train Ride and Tickets, 570-340-5204
Contact: Media Contact: Bill Nalevanko, 570-241-8258

SCRANTON, Pa. – Steamtown National Historic Site continues a full schedule of diesel-powered train rides this summer, beginning our August schedule with a trip to a Mid Valley community, Dickson City, Pennsylvania on Saturday, August 6.

Enjoy a slice of small-town America with a craft and bake sale, children's activities, live entertainment and even basket raffles. Note that a walk of 2/10 mile is necessary both to and from the train stop to the event area. The train departs the Steamtown Boarding Platform at 2:00 p.m. and is scheduled to return at 5:45 p.m. Ticket pricing is $24 for adults, ages 16-61, $22 for seniors, ages 62 and older, $17 for children ages 6-15. Children to age 5 require a free ticket.

Sunday, August 7, join us aboard an excursion to Moscow, Pennsylvania. Visit the restored passenger station and freight depot. Transportation to and from the Moscow Country Fair, where you can visit a car show, quilt show, arts and crafts vendors, and food and music. The excursion departs at 12:30 p.m. and returns at 4:00 p.m. Ticket pricing is $24 for adults, ages 16-61, $22 for seniors, ages 62 and older, $17 for children ages 6-15. Children to age 5 require a free ticket.

Saturday, August 13, will be an excursion trip to Moscow, Pennsylvania. Visit the restored passenger station and freight depot. Light refreshments and souvenirs will also be available at Moscow Station Stop.Sales support the restoration of the park's Boston & Maine #3713 steam locomotive. The excursion departs at 12:30 p.m. and returns at 3:00 p.m. Ticket pricing is $24 for adults, ages 16-61, $22 for seniors, ages 62 and older, $17 for children ages 6-15. Children to age 5 require a free ticket.

On Sunday, August 14, we'll venture to Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania for a roundtrip excursion departing the Steamtown Boarding Platform at 11:00 a.m. and returning at 3:00 p.m. Step back to the Roaring 1920s at the historic Gouldsboro train station. Food, drink, books and souvenirs will be available for purchase. The trip departs at 11:00 a.m. and is scheduled to return at 3:00 p.m. Ticket pricing is $34 for adults, ages 16-61, $29 for seniors, ages 62 and older, $22 for children ages 6-15. Children to age 5 require a free ticket.

August 21, enjoy a Sunday afternoon train ride to Cresco, Pennsylvania in the Pocono Mountains. The restored depot preserves aspects of life in the early days of the Poconos.Activities at the depot include live guitar music and light refreshments and a car show, featuring historic cars of yesteryear, is also planned for exhibit, weather-permitting. The train departs Steamtown's Boarding Platform at 11:30 a.m. and is scheduled to return at approximately 4:00 p.m. Ticket pricing is $34 for adults, ages 16-61, $29 for seniors, ages 62 and older, $22 for children ages 6-15. Children to age 5 require a free ticket.

On Saturday, August 27, enjoy a roundtrip excursion to Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania. We'll journey along the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad's (DL&W) mainline to the railroad station along the line's highest elevation and take a walking tour to a former "ice house" nearby. The train departs Steamtown at 11:00 a.m., and is scheduled to return at 3:00 p.m. Ticket pricing is $34 for adults, ages 16-61, $29 for seniors, ages 62 and older, $22 for children ages 6-15. Children to age 5 require a free ticket.

To end the August excursion schedule, on Sunday, August 28 we'll again travel to Moscow, Pennsylvania.Visit the restored passenger station and freight depot. Light refreshments and souvenirs will also be available at Moscow Station Stop. Sales support the restoration of the park's Boston & Maine #3713 steam locomotive. The excursion departs at 12:30 p.m. and returns at 3:00 p.m. Ticket pricing is $24 for adults, ages 16-61, $22 for seniors, ages 62 and older, $17 for children ages 6-15. Children to age 5 require a free ticket. And remember that the following weekend, September 3 and 4, will feature Railfest 2016 and an excursion to Moscow each day, with photo-runbys at Moscow. Early reservations for those trips are strongly recommended!

All excursions will be powered with historic diesel locomotives. Excursion fares include the park Entrance Fee, which is $7.00 per adult, daily, ages 16 and older. Children ages 15 and younger, accompanied by an adult, are admitted to the Park at no cost. All walking tours offered by the Steamtown NHS staff, including museum access and the park movie, "Steel and Steam," are included in the park's Entrance Fee.Reservations must be pre-paid, and tickets are non-refundable unless an excursion is cancelled by Park Management. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Phone (570) 340-5204, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily for further information and to reserve tickets.

The popular "Scranton Limited" short train rides will operate daily, Monday through Saturday, during August at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. On Sundays we offer the "Nay Aug Gorge Limited" short train rides that transports visitors to the entrance of Nay Aug Tunnel on the same schedule. Tickets to ride either train cost $5.00 per person, all ages 6 and older. Staff-led walking tours will also be available daily.

Located in downtown Scranton, Pa., Steamtown NHS is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 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) 340-5200 during regular business hours, or by visiting the park website anytime at www.nps.gov/stea.

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Last updated: October 26, 2016

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