Basic Information

Steamtown NHS is an industrial heritage site dedicated to the role that steam railroad transportation - and the people who made it happen - played within America's Industrial Revolution.

Contact Information

Main: 570-340-5200
Toll Free: 888-693-9391

 
Aerial image of Steamtown National Historic Site
An aerial image of the Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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The park entrance is at the intersection of Cliff Street and Lackawanna Avenue in downtown Scranton. The physical address is:

350 Cliff Street
Scranton, PA 18503

NOTE: drivers of campers and RVs should be aware that the bridge clearance near the park entrance is 13 feet, 7 inches.

The park is currently open 9:00am - 5:00pm, daily, unless otherwise noted. The park is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, and New Year's Day. More information on park hours can be found at Plan Your Visit.

While there is no entrance fee for Steamtown National Historic Site, tickets are required for all train rides throughout the season. Tickets are available for advance purchase onlineEXCEPT those for the Scranton Limited and/or Caboose Experience, which MUST be purchased on-site at Steamtown, credit card only.

Prices for our longer excursions vary by destination. Tickets for our short train rides, the Scranton Limited and Caboose Experience, are $6.00 for adults and kids over the age of 5; kids ages 5 and under are $1.00.

Due to our fee-free status, Steamtown National Historic Site (NHS) no longer issues any of the America the Beautiful (ATB) Interagency Passes, commonly referred to as the "National Park Passes".

Entrance Fees:

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Train Rides

Train rides resume Saturday, May 14, 2022 coinciding with National Train Day. The Steamtown rail experience varies from 30-minute trips exploring the park’s historic railroad yard to full-day trips through the Poconos. Short train rides, the Scranton Limited and Caboose Experience, will begin on Saturday, May 14th. The first excursion trip of the season will take place on Saturday, May 28th to Jessup, PA allowing visitors to experience the annual Saint Ubaldo Day “Running of the Saints” (La Corsa dei Ceri).

Tours and Events

Much of Steamtown NHS is self-guided and can be experienced at your leisure. If you have time, learn about the steam-era railroad maintenance, repair and restoration involved in our preservation efforts during one of our scheduled Locomotive Shop tours.

Accessibility

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.

Park Store

To remember your special adventure, check out our Park Store! Open during park hours, the Park Store is managed and operated by America's National Parks, a park partner organization.

Pets

Oh, and if you're traveling with pets, be sure to check this page!

Last updated: May 16, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

150 South Washington Avenue
Scranton , PA 18503-2018

Phone:

570-340-5200
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