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Steamtown National Historic Site

. Description:  Located in former train yards, the site features an operating roundhouse, locomotive shop, and museum.  The visitor center offers a film and in summer and fall there are  daily 2 hour train excursions.
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How to find: 
150 South Washington Avenue
Scranton PA 18503

Parent Organization:
National Park Service
Phone 570 340-5206
Toll Free 888 693-9391
URL National Park Service
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Jan 6 - Mar 30 10 - 4 10 - 4 10 - 4 10 - 4 10 - 4 10 - 4 10 - 4
Apr - Dec 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5
Season  Train excursion season starts Memorial Day weekend and ends November 1.  Dates and times vary considerably, so check call, e-mail, or see park web site for dates. Park closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, NY Day
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
As of MAR 2008





Park Entrance under 17 Free    $6    
Scranton Limited short ride (begins APR 19) $3    $3    
Moscow Excursions (by reservation) 6-16 $15   $21 62+ $19  
Special Fees: Other scheduled excursions have different fares.  See the museum web site for dates and prices
Additional Group Info: . 570 340-5204, outside 570 area code 888 693-9391 x5204,
Special Tours & Pricing:
Reservation Contact:
If you plan to take an excursion, you should reserve in advance 570 340-5204 
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have:  A basic visit would begin with the 20 minute introductory film in the Visitor Center, followed by a visit to the History Museum, Roundhouse, and Technology Museums.  Many days, there are living history characters in costume, special Ranger-led tours.  See the park web site for detailed list of daily activities (  
Big Events: Suggested Stay: Museum and roundhouse 1-4 hours, excursions 2-3 hours
Period Steam Railroad era Type of Site Railroad
Buildings: Roundhouse, turntable, History museum, Technology museum,  locomotives and rolling stock, visitor center
Interpreters: Rangers and Volunteers, costumed living history characters (seasonal) Craftspeople:
Special Programs:
Kid Friendly:
On Site Amenities:
Eating Name/Capacity Hours Type of food
Picnic  Yes, in season
Shopping Shop Merchandise Hours

Steamtown Museum Store

Books, video & audio tapes, souvenirs 570 346-0660;
888 856-2345;
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Nearby Attractions:





Lackawanna Coal Mine Historic Place
Everhart Museum
Steamtown National Historic Museum
Anthracite Heritage Museum Museum
Scranton Iron Furnaces Museum
McDade Park Nature
Electric City Trolley Station & Museum  Specialty Museum
Houdini Museum Specialty Museum
Details are on the way, but in the meantime, you can find addresses, descriptions, URLs and more at our sister site,


Outdoor Recreation  

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Reynard House 331 Carbondale Road
Waverly PA 18471
570 587-4655
Cottage Inn 1238 Mahon Avenue
Lake Winola PA 18625
570 378-2765
Heritage House on the Park 5 Park Place
Carbondale PA 18407
570 282-7477
Taylor Sisters B&B Route 92 N
Falls PA 18615
570 388-6335
Bischwind B&B 1 Coach Road
Bear Creek PA 18602
570 472-3820
French Manor Huckleberry Road
South Sterling PA 18460
570 676-3244
Leaping Rabbit Farm Wash Road
Waymart PA 18472
570 937-3389
Panther Inn Route  447
Newfoundland PA 18445
570 676-5677
Sharpe's House Bartron Road
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
570 836-4900
Weeping Willow Inn Tunkhannock, PA 18657 570 836-7257

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Best Western Inn 320 Franklin Street
Scranton PA 18503
570 346-7061
Clarion Inn 300 Meadow Avenue
Scranton PA 18505
570 344-9811
Diskin's Hotel 2716 Birney Avenue
Scranton PA 18505
570 963-0770
Econo Lodge 1175 Kane Street
Scranton PA 18505
570 348-1000
Hampton Inn 22 Montage Mountain Road
Scranton PA 18507
570 342-7002
Hotel Sun 410 Cedar Avenue
Scranton PA 18505
570 344-4785
Quality Inn 1946 Scranton Carbondale Highway
Scranton PA 18508
570 383-9979
Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel 700 Lackawanna Avenue
Scranton PA 18503
570 342-8300
West Side Hotel 129 South Main Avenue
Scranton PA 18504
570 961-1978
Days Inn 4130 Birney Avenue
Scranton PA 18507
570 457-6713
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