Basic Information

Lackawanna Ave at Cliff St
Scranton, PA 18503

Our GPS coordinates are: N 41.410730 (latitude), W 75.671329 (longitude) using our park entrance, Lackawanna Ave at Cliff St, 18503 Be careful NOT to use the park's MAILING address with a GPS unit as there is no entrance at that location. If the location info above fails, you can try 350 Cliff St with ZIP Code 18503 (the bookstore mail address). General Driving Directions Take I-81 to exit 185. At first traffic light turn left on Lackawanna Avenue. Continue on Lackawanna Ave to Cliff St and park entrance.

Regular Park Hours

The park is open daily except Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and New Year's Day, and may close early on the day before each of these holidays. Our 2017 winter operating hour take place from January 8 through April 1. Hours are from to 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily and are weather-dependent. Special event operating hours may allow for an early entry or late closing - please refer to the specific event(s) for details.

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Additional Information

Warm and sometimes humid summers; cold and rainy or snowy winters. Wear seasonable clothing and good walking shoes. For travel aboard the summer and fall seasonal excursion trains, please note that the commuter-type coaches are not air-conditioned, or may not be heated. Therefore, we recommend that you dress appropriately for the season that you plan to visit us!

Entrance Fees:

Steamtown NHS Entrance Fee - Per Person - $7.00

The daily entrance fee applies per adult, all ages 16 and older; children 15 and younger are free with paid adult admission. Steamtown NHS is an industrial heritage site, and all minors must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The entrance fee allows visitor parking, access to the Visitor Center and Museum Complex, including the Park Theater, History, Roundhouse and Technology museums, plus walking tours scheduled for that day.

Steamtown NHS - Bookstore Visit Only - $0.00

The Bookstore at Steamtown NHS is managed and operated by Eastern National, Inc. There is no charge to visit only the Bookstore for that special gift or remembrance item, but you must obtain a no-charge pass at the Entrance Fee kiosk.

"Scranton" / "Nay Aug Gorge" Limited Train Rides - $5.00

These seasonal short (~30-40 minutes) train rides are within the park boundaries, and provide an overall view of the park grounds. The train rides are aboard 1920s-era commuter-style coaches. Note that the coaches are not air-conditioned, nor heated, so please dress appropriately for the season. The train fare applies to all, ages 5 and older; children 5 and younger may ride free with accompanying adult.

Entrance Passes:

"America the Beautiful" Interagency Annual Pass - $80.00

Provides free park entrance for the pass holder (ID required) and up to 3 additional adults, ages 16 and older; train ride fares are not covered. Valid for one full year from date of purchase, and available for purchase during regular park hours or online at

"America the Beautiful" Senior Pass (Lifetime Pass) - $80.00

This "lifetime" pass is for seniors, age 62 and older, who are U.S. citizens, and provides the holder (ID required) and up to 3 adults age 16 and older, free entrance to the park (train ride fares are not included). You can purchase a pass at our site during regular business hours; proof of age is required. You may also complete an online application at

"America the Beautiful" Military Pass (Annual) - $0.00

This free annual pass is available to current US military members and the dependents of deployed military in the US Armed Forces, including most members of the Current US Reserves and National Guard. Proper military ID is required (CAC Card or DoD Form 1173). You may apply for the pass in-person at our park during regular park hours. The pass (ID required) covers the entrance fee for the holder and up to 3 adults, ages 16 and older; train ride costs are extra. Visit

"America the Beautiful" Access Pass (Lifetime) - $0.00

The Access Pass may be issued to U.S. citizens or permanent residents that have been medically determined to have a permanent disability (does not have to be a 100% disability) that severely limits one or more major life activities. The pass provides the holder and up to 3 additional adults, ages 16 and older, free entrance to the park; train ride fares are extra. You can obtain an Access Pass in person, with proper documentation, during regular park hours. Visit

"America the Beautiful" Every Kid in a Park Annual 4th Grade Pass - $0.00

Available to U.S. 4th Graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age). Educators can also be involved! Learn more at the Every Kid in a Park website. The pass provides free park entrance for the holder and up to 3 adults, ages 16 and older, and is valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through the following summer (September - August); train ride fares are extra. Visit to apply.

"America the Beautiful" Volunteer Pass - Annual - $0.00

A "Volunteer Pass" is an Annual Pass awarded to those individuals who volunteer 250 hours at one or more recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies as a way to say "thank you!" The pass provides free park entrance to the holder (ID required) and up to 3 adults, ages 16 and older. Visit for information.

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

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Welcome to Steamtown National Historic Site!

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; for 2017, park winter hours are 10 am - 4 pm. January 8 - April 1.

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

Fees & Passes
Our Entrance Fee includes access to the grounds, museum complex and scheduled tours, and we accept all America the Beautiful passes (ID required).

Train Rides
Seasonal train rides, available for an additional charge, may be available at the time of your visit (train rides are not covered by Passes).

Tours, Events
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: Beginning in 2017 and continuing until further notice, train rides/excursions are NOT accessible due to circumstances beyond our control.

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.

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

Last updated: September 28, 2017

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Mailing Address:

150 South Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503-2018


(570) 340-5200
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