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Steamtown National Historic Site

4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 570-340-5200
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Historical, short rides available

If you want to see old stream powered trains, this is your spot. The limited rides are about 30... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pittston, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Amazing memories!

I have a lot of great memories of this place as a child but it truly is a shame to see it all go to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greentown, Pennsylvania
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This small museum is all about steam engines and their contribution to America's economy in the 19th century.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 570-340-5200
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to see old stream powered trains, this is your spot. The limited rides are about 30 minutes, narrated to provide history, great for kids and is only $5. I think they do longer trips during the open season, but we're on a...More

Thank lfluegel
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a lot of great memories of this place as a child but it truly is a shame to see it all go to dust. They don't seem to take care of it like they use to, such a shame.

Thank ThrillSeeker1015
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to several national parks and historical sites. If you're really into trains, this is the place to go and I do wish this country would support passenger train travel similar to what Europe does. I think one could learn everything there is to...More

Thank deeveebee
Reviewed 1 week ago

No matter what age or gender, you will enjoy Steamtown National Historic Site. And they've recently announced that they will no longer be charging admission. See what made the nation great and hear the history of the railroad. Guides are informative and there are a...More

Thank Pat N
Reviewed 1 week ago

collection of various train engines and cars with a museum giving a lot of history of the railroad industry.

Thank 2017Sequoia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been coming here since my father took me at a very young age. I spent hours there. And now that I have a child I assume the same will happen. You can’t go wrong. The museum is just terrific for all ages and...More

Thank HenryLabs10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you fancy old trains like I do, Scranton is your Mecca. This National Park site is a former repair shop (roundhouse) for steam locomotives and trains. There are numerous locomotives and other rolling stock on hand to explore. An admission is free.

Thank Bob Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the reasons that I visited Scranton was to see Steamtown and their Union Pacific "Big Boy." The museum is H-U-G-E! Outside on sidings are old steam engines, tenders, and passenger cars. Inside the gigantic roundhouse, there are engines undergoing restoration. It is possible...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stumbled on to this with the GPS new it was in the area but surprised how close went to check on prices for a future trip found out it was free so walked around a bit. very educational for young and old alike want to...More

Thank jpgnr65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Steamtown is a great place to spend a few hours viewing and climbing on steam engines and learning about the age of steam railroading. The history of the Delaware, Lackawana and Western Railroad was fascinating, from its founding in 1853 to its demise in the...More

Thank Steve M
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Rong C
24 July 2017|
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Response from Eldorado850 | Reviewed this property |
Yes BUT it is worth seeing the actual locomotives, the shop, the short movies. It is interesting and entertaining. Then head over to the Lacawanna Radison and see the grand rail station that was turned into a hotel.
Alex M
15 January 2017|
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Response from RosiePearl | Reviewed this property |
It depends on wether or not you take the train ride and stop at the trolley museum and take that ride as well. There is a movie which is a great introduction to the museum. I would say without visiting the trolley museum... More
Rossy P
14 December 2016|
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Response from Alyssa B | Reviewed this property |
wanted to post an update since the other answers are for last season. in park cause hops and short lines are 5$ , longer excursions very in price. no longer excursions have been posted for the season as of yet due to... More