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.
For Visitors with Hearing Impairments
For Visitors with Visual Impairments
Steamtown National Historic Site (NHS) published a News Release on November 20, 2019, to announce updates to our recent accessibility project. The Park completed new permanent exhibits that were universally designed to enhance site orientation and visitor understanding. The exhibits, located in the Visitor Center and Technology Museum, were funded through the National Park Service’s Targeted Accessibility Improvement Program (TAIP) and took several years to design, produce, and install.
Steamtown NHS staff worked with a host of experts, including Harpers Ferry Center (the National Park Service’s interpretive media specialists) and the National Center on Accessibility in developing the interpretive exhibits. Perhaps most importantly, Steamtown NHS staff welcomed local residents with mobility, hearing, and sight challenges to review ideas and project prototypes to help ensure that the final products would meet the needs of all visitors coming to the park.
For details on our new project, please follow the link above to read the news release.
Next time you visit, you can pretend you’re on a train, riding to your next destination
Service animals are allowed in national parks. For a definition of a service animal, please see the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) definition.
Last updated: November 26, 2019