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Steamtown National Historic Site

4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 570-340-5200
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Fun Day!

My husband and I spent a day at the Steamtown National Historic Site in the summer. The exhibits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
W7798BSdonnaw
Informative, interesting, and well presented

We viewed a video, "Steel and Steam," about changes in train transportation during the 20th... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ReC1982
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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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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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“train ride” (125 reviews)
“big boy” (41 reviews)
“steam engine” (44 reviews)
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4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
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+1 570-340-5200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent a day at the Steamtown National Historic Site in the summer. The exhibits and movies were all very well done and interesting. My husband liked the vintage trains an there were plenty to view! Then we took the short train...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We viewed a video, "Steel and Steam," about changes in train transportation during the 20th century, and we toured the History Museum and the Technology Museum. Both museums have informative interactive and other exhibits, as well as a couple of train cars that can be...More

Thank ReC1982
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am not into trains but somebody who has the love for trains. During the experience, we rode an old locomotive train to Moscow, PA. Overall, a good time.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you, TripAdvisor. We needed some super to break up our trip and this was just the right think. What a marvelous place. Something for everyone!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bob our volunteer tour guide for the roundhouse was awesome. He knew a lot and was happy to invite us to ask questions and tell us about the rich history of the electric city. Our second guide was a retired engineer of 26 yrs and...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Excellent job of preserving train history. Took a guided tour of roundhouse and maintenance shops. The guide, volunteer I believe, shared a lot of history and interesting facts but didn't know answers to several questions. For example, was the coal used in steam engines local...More

Thank DKB863
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We went to Scranton for a business meeting and drove to Steamtown. It was awesome!!! Engines were running, but not moving. Unfortunately we were there this past weekend during the BIG EAST COAST snow storm. But it was still neat to see the HUGE ENGINES>...More

Thank regnawhcs
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Free. Handicapped accessible. Parking for RVs. Bring your own lunch. No firearms allowed. Friendly volunteers and staff. Great layout. Small store. A variety of exhibits. Indoor and outdoor displays. Minutes from Interstate 81. Trolley Museum on the other side of the parking lot. Free tours.

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

This is an amazing place to stop and spend a few hours - I wish we'd had longer to poke around in the exhibits and museum! We were able to go onto a business car and see inside the different rooms, and also into a...More

1  Thank Wendy S
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

If you love trains, this is the place to go! It's history is very interesting, and you can get right up close to view trains of different times. AND, you can ride one to another town, and back, which I would highly suggest!

1  Thank ShannonDake
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Rong C
23 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
14 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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