Steamtown National Historic Site is accessible, with the exception of some historic locomotives and railroad cars. IMPORTANT NOTE: Some train rides/excursions are NOT accessible. Please explain your accessibility needs before purchasing train ride tickets. We are working to correct accessibility deficiencies to ensure an enjoyable experience for all of our visitors.
- Public use elevators are located in the Visitor Center (next to the main staircase), and the History and Technology Museums; the Theater and Roundhouse are accessible via ramps.
- Beginning with the 2017 season and until further notice, train rides are NOT handicapped accessible due to circumstances beyond our control.
- There are 2 standard wheelchairs available for individuals who may have difficulty walking the museum complex areas; motorized wheelchairs are not available. The wheelchairs may be signed-out on a first-come, first-served basis (no reservations), at the Visitor Center. While there is currently no charge for wheelchair use, you must supply a current and valid photo driver's license as security. Wheelchairs may not be removed from the Museum Complex property.
- Parking is available for buses, motor homes and trailer-towed vehicles in the designated area of our main parking lot (access via Cliff Street). The Park grounds close at 5:00 pm (Winter, 4:00 pm) and after-hour and overnight parking are not permitted. Designated handicapped parking in the main parking lot is available.
For Visitors with Hearing Impairments
- Open captions are available on all park films including "Steel and Steam" showing in the park Theater.
- Ubi-Duo technology for communcating with visitors who are deaf. Each of these machines allow two-way, typed conversation for immediate viewing by both parties. One is available at the Entrance Fee kiosk, and another is available at the Visitor Center kiosk.
- American Sign Language interpretation is available by request. Please phone (570) 340-5244 at least 14 days prior to your visit to make arrangements.
For Visitors with Visual Impairments
- There is a web and mobile app version of our park brochure with audio description.
- We have many tactile exhibits that can be experienced as well as audio with our videos, although not fully audio described yet. Our park brochure is available in Braille for loan at the Visitor Center kiosk. With advance notice, a ranger tour can be given with audio description. Please phone (570) 340-5244 at least 14 days prior to your visit to make arrangements.