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 open 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 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.

There is no entrance fee to access our grounds, museum complex, and scheduled tours. However, on occasion, a special event fee may apply. 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:


Train Rides

All train rides for the 2021 season have been cancelled due to COVID. The safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount. Prior to visiting the park, check the “Alerts” for up-to-date information on operations. When seasonal train rides resume, tickets are available for an additional charge and may be available at the time of your visit (train rides are not covered by Interagency Passes).

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.


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.


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

Last updated: November 23, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

150 South Washington Avenue
Scranton , PA 18503-2018


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