Steamtown National Historic Site resides in Lackawanna County of Pennsylvania where there are endless activities and unique experiences for you and your family. In addition to planning your trip to Steamtown, consider any number of these local attractions listed below. Additional information is available through the community resources above. Happy planning!
300 Cliff Street, Scranton, PA 18503
Learn how Scranton became named the "Electric City."
The Electric City Trolley Museum collection provides a highly representative picture of the electric railway history of eastern Pennsylvania, from the Philadelphia region to Northeast Pennsylvania.
Located in the restored late 19th century mill building, the museum displays a variety of vintage trolleys, as well a 50-seat theatre, interactive kid-friendly exhibits, trolley displays, mine railway and signal equipment items, vintage street lights and much more.
Please note: the museum is located within the boundaries of Steamtown National Historic Site, but is operated by Lackawanna County.
22 Bald Mountain Road, Scranton, PA 18504
The Anthracite Heritage Museum, located in McDade Park in Scranton, Pennsylvania, serves the educational needs of the public regarding the story of hard coal mining, its related industries, and the immigrant culture of northeastern Pennsylvania. The Museum tells the story of the people who came from Europe to work in the anthracite mining and textiles industries.
On a tour of the facility visitors will experience the lives of proud people who endured harsh working conditions yet carved out communities filled with tradition. The diverse collection highlights life in the mines, mills and factories. Visitors are welcomed into the family’s homes and neighborhoods with a moment of reflection in the kitchen, a visit to the pub, or a seat in a local Church.
The Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum’s diverse regional collections represent all facets of work, life and values of the region’s ethnic communities.
159 Cedar Avenue, Scranton, PA 18505
Located near the Steamtown National Historic Site, the Scranton Iron Furnaces represent the early iron industry in the United States. The four massive stone blast furnaces are the remnants of a once extensive plant operated by the Lackawanna Iron & Steel Company. Started in 1840 as Scranton, Grant & Company, the firm had the largest iron production capacity in the United States by 1865. By 1880 it poured 125,000 tons of pig iron, which was converted in its rolling mill and foundry into T-rails and other end products. In 1902, the company dismantled the plant and moved it to Lackawanna, New York to be closer to the high-grade iron ores coming out of the Mesabi Range.
The Scranton Iron Furnaces educates the public about the site of the Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company and its impact upon the nation’s industrial revolution demonstrating the relevance of industrial history in our lives.
1901 Mulberry Street, Scranton, PA 18510
Founded in 1908 and located in Nay Aug Park, the Everhart Museum is one of the oldest museums in the state of Pennsylvania and part of the early 20th-century regional museum movement. Monies and initial natural history collections were provided by Dr. Isaiah Fawkes Everhart, a Scranton physician and Civil War veteran. Everhart conceived that the Museum would serve not only the immediate City of Scranton, but the whole of Northeast Pennsylvania.
The original focus of the Museum was to create a comprehensive display of the state’s native birds, animals, and other wildlife. The Museum building was expanded in 1928 with two gallery wings added to display ethnographic and archaeological collections. In the 1940s, a significant collection of American folk art was given to the Museum, complementing its earlier holdings in the areas of Japanese, African, and Oceanic art. Collecting continued throughout the 20th-century with holdings added in 19th-century and contemporary American art and regionally-made Dorflinger glass.
500 Arthur Avenue, Scranton, PA 18510
The name Nay Aug traces its origin to the Munsee Indians, a sub group of the larger Lenape tribe. In their language Nay Aug means “noisy water or roaring brook.” The Munsee settled along the banks of the Roaring Brook and were a peaceful group mostly committed to fishing and farming.
Nay Aug Park was established in 1893. Scranton’s 9th Mayor, W.L. Connell directed the purchase of 2 acres of land in the city’s east side from the Beckett Estate. The early years were a boom for the citizens of Scranton and the park. The population was growing and leaders had the foresight to realize the need for a place to gather. The city purchased five more acres of land from the Beckett Estate. Scranton received donations of land from the Watres Estate and Lackawanna Iron and Coal which owned the majority of land the park now occupies.
There was an amusement park located on the eastern side which was Luna Park. It opened in 1906 and met with a disastrous fire in 1916 and never recovered and subsequently closed for good. The land was incorporated into what is now Nay Aug Park.
Bald Mountain Road, Scranton, PA 18504
Travel 300 feet beneath the earth's surface and experience the National Award Winning Historical Attraction - the Lackawanna County Coal Mine Tour. The once abandoned and now restored hard coal mine is a cool 53 degrees year round, and provides you the opportunity to see a day-in-the-life of the area's workers that powered the Industrial Revolution.
Originally opened in 1860, the Coal Mine Tour takes you through the winding underground gangways and rock tunnel, past three different veins of hard coal, the mule boy, the nipper, the monkey vein and the dead chute. Each tour group is led by a miner, who, while walking you through the tour, explains the fascinating methods used, and the heroic efforts involved, in deep mining's history.
232 Monroe Ave, Scranton, PA 18510
The Lackawanna Historical Society is headquartered at the Catlin House in Scranton's Hill Section. The former residence of George H. Catlin, an early financier in the city, and his wife, Helen, the home is one of Scranton's architectural treasures.
Designed by architect Edward Langley and built in 1912, the Tudor Revival style home is a stately example of the upper-class homes of its time. The three-story, sixteen-room residence features walnut woodwork, molded plaster ceilings, brass lighting fixtures, a three-paneled stained glass window, and six fireplaces. Most of the furnishings are original to the Catlin and Archbald estates and the décor is reminiscent of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The house was bequeathed to the Lackawanna Historical Society by Mr. Catlin, a lifetime member, who died in 1935. The LHS received the property in trust upon Mrs. Catlin's death in 1942.
At present, the structure serves as a museum and accommodates office space, a research library, exhibit rooms, storage rooms, and a lecture area.
1839 Abington Road, North Abington Township, PA 18414
The 1,445-acre Lackawanna State Park is in northeastern Pennsylvania, ten miles north of Scranton.
The centerpiece of the park, the 198-acre Lackawanna Lake, is surrounded by picnic areas and multi-use trails winding through forest. Boating, camping, fishing, mountain biking, and swimming are popular recreation activities.
Lackawanna Heritage Valley National & State Heritage Area
213 Railroad Avenue, Scranton, PA 18505
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The Lackawanna River Heritage Trail is a storied route that stretches more than 70 miles, passing through the heart of the Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area. The Lackawanna Heritage Valley is located amid the mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania where the waters of the Lackawanna River flow.
The trail is an artery that connects more than 30 communities through Luzerne, Lackawanna, Susquehanna and Wayne County. The trail also reaches into the heart and soul of the place that is known for its friendly people, rich cultural traditions, delicious ethnic foods and magnificent natural resources. The Valley is dotted with vestiges of a great industrial past, authentic historic sites, beautiful civic, religious and residential architecture, notable educational institutions and a special sense of community. This is a place with a unique personality that sets it apart.
Last updated: March 31, 2022
150 South Washington Avenue
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