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. The park is located in the center of downtown Scranton, in northeastern Pennsylvania - a short two hour drive or bus ride from major metropolitan areas such as New York City and Philadelphia (there is no passenger rail service available to/from Steamtown NHS, including Amtrak.)
Operating Hours & Seasons
The park is open daily, 9 am - 5 pm, with slightly shorter winter hours. The park is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
The park entrance is at the intersection of Cliff Street and Lackawanna Avenue in downtown Scranton.
Fees & Passes
There is no entrance fee to access our grounds, museum complex, and scheduled tours. However, on occasion, a special event fee may apply. Please note that we sell all America the Beautiful passes, which allow access to NPS sites that have entrance fees as well as to some other public lands.
Seasonal train rides, available for an additional charge, may be available at the time of your visit (train rides are not covered by Passes).
Our museum complex is self-guided. Begin at our Visitor Center, where you can get a brief orientation to the park (and use the restrooms!)From there, view the park movie in our 250-seat digital Surround Sound theater. Exiting the Theater, turn to your right and explore our History, Roundhouse and Technology museums. 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.
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.
To remember your special adventure, check out the Gift Shop! Open during park hours, the Gift Shop is managed and operated by Eastern National, Inc., a park partner organization.
Pets Oh, and if you're traveling with pets, be sure to check this page!