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Steamtown National Historic Site

4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 570-340-5200
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History on Rails

Take a walk back in time.A time when steam ruled the rails. See some of the most unique pieces in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gjalea123
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
Golden age of steam

There is a great pairing of both indoor exhibits as well as outdoor / real-life industrial repair... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hatzlacha
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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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“big boy” (41 reviews)
“steam engine” (43 reviews)
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4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a walk back in time.A time when steam ruled the rails. See some of the most unique pieces in rail history. Tour the museum, take a ride on the train in season and take home msome good memories.

Thank gjalea123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a great pairing of both indoor exhibits as well as outdoor / real-life industrial repair facilities that can be toured. It strikes me as a very authentic museum, not necessarily for little kids to run around indoors like other places with train cars....More

Thank Hatzlacha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are into trains this is the place to go. ! Very nostalgic and informative museum, but plan to spend the day looking at all the train exhibits. We also took the steam ride that takes you up through the gorge and it was...More

Thank EnjoyFreePower
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this National Historical site with my daughter and her family when we were visiting PA. They gave done a great job in restoring the old round house and several engines and cars. They have set the round house up with different locomotives and cars...More

1  Thank Mike A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Working steam and diesel locomotives on the original site of one of the major railway facilities in the country, Steamtown is doing its best to preserve and communicate the important history not just of the DL&W railroad, but of railways and their importance to the...More

Thank BrioPA
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Great Historic Site. Steam engines, rail cars, maintenance shops and great historical storytelling. Grab your national park pass!

Thank Hilltopmoscow
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

This is a national park/museum with both static and live trains. If you love trains than this is the place for you. They have one of the few "big boy" engines on static display as well as a working turntable. If you get there early...More

Thank bigboss134
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

If you are someone who appreciates American history, then this is a site you need to visit. Although lacking in some areas, they've done an amazing job preserving some of the gems of the industrial era - primarily when the railroad was king. There is...More

Thank Bradley C
Reviewed 27 November 2017

enjoyable informative interesting place for both adults and kids of all ages that have a thing for trains. great place to learn about the workings of the train.

Thank LARRY B
Reviewed 13 November 2017 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

1  Thank lfluegel
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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.
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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
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Rossy P
13 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
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