Train rides and museum exhibits preserve the era of steam.
Steamtown NHS is an industrial heritage site dedicated to the role that steam railroad transportation – and the people who made it happen – played within America’s Industrial Revolution. The park is located in the middle of downtown Scranton, in northeastern Pennsylvania – a short two hour drive or bus ride from major metropolitan areas such as New York City and Philadelphia (there is no passenger rail service available to/from Steamtown NHS, including Amtrak.)
Our museum complex is self-guided. Begin at our Visitor Center, where you can get a brief orientation to the park (and use the restrooms!)From there, view the park movie in our 250-seat digital Surround Sound theater. Exiting the Theater, turn to your right and explore our History, Roundhouse and Technology museums. If you have time, learn about the steam-era railroad maintenance, repair and restoration involved in our preservation efforts during one of our scheduled Locomotive Shop tours.
To remember your special adventure, check out the Gift Shop! Open during park hours, the Gift Shop is managed and operated by Eastern National, Inc., a park partner organization.
Operating Hours & Seasons
The park is open daily; winter hours 10am-4pm.