Steamtown National Historic Site

Awaken your senses by heading to Steamtown National Historic Site near Scranton, Pennsylvania. Feel the ground vibrate beneath your feet as the steel wheels turn to move the diesel locomotives. Relive the excitement of yesteryear as you smell the diesel in the air. Feel the heat rising off the fireboxes as steam locomotives get ready to carry you on an adventure. Sit in one of the passenger cars with their lush velvet seats and imagine that you were one of the first settlers going on a transcontinental trip to start a new life in a faraway place that you had only read about. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Steamtown National Historic Site

Start your visit to Steamtown National Historic Site at the information booth to find out about special events happening throughout the park. Then, visit the museum where you can see lots of historical engines, cabooses, and rolling stock. There are fantastic areas where you can enjoy a picnic lunch and go nature watching. 

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How To Get To Steamtown National Historic Site

Steamtown National Historic Site makes a great day trip from Pittsburgh. Start by getting on Interstate 376 East. Then, use U.S. 22 East to transfer to Interstate 99 North. Follow the signs for U.S. 22 East, and get on Interstate 81 North. Take the left exit to get on Central Scranton Expressway. Make a slight right to get on U.S. 11 North. Go straight to get on Spruce Street before turning left on Mifflin Avenue. Turn right on Lackawanna Avenue and left on Cliff Street. 

This park can be bustling at the end of the school year, with classes taking field trips and families exploring the area during the summer. When planning your adventure to Steamtown, keep their hours in mind as they close early in the afternoon.


350 Cliff Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503

Fee: Entry fee $0

Appreciate what it took to build and ride the first trains in America by visiting Steamtown National Historic Site. See a variety of steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, rolling stock, and cabooses. Then, wander next door to see the trolly museum and learn about this historic form of transportation. A little further away, tour the coal mine and learn about the iron furnaces. There are great places to go hiking in the Scranton area. With so many exciting activities, bring your RV. It makes getting around much easier. If you do not have an RV, rent one on RVshare.com. You will love the easy-to-use system, and each RV is covered by roadside assistance.