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Steamtown National Historic Site

4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 570-340-5200
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Very nice!

It has been YEARS since I visited the museum - and has it CHANGED (for the better). The roundhouse... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tarpon Springs

Extremely interesting NPS site. Very friendly staff, lots of photographs, hands on displays. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tom F
Evansville, Indiana
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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 3 days ago

It has been YEARS since I visited the museum - and has it CHANGED (for the better). The roundhouse is nice & there are plenty of exhibits as well as short video. . Much of the equipment has been restored & there is work going...More

Thank MJGoldfarb
Reviewed 3 days ago

Extremely interesting NPS site. Very friendly staff, lots of photographs, hands on displays. The working roundhouse was very interesting. We didn't have time for the train ride but that would have been a plus. Could have stayed another 2 hours if time would have permitted....More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very well displayed array of steam engines in the center of Scranton. Well worth the admission, will visit again.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place if you are in the Scranton area to learn all about the DL&W railroad, and the evolution of the railroad yard. This is a great place especially if you are a train enthusiast. This is the only place in the...More

Thank Justin C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Steamtown NPS, Railfest 2017 this our 4th year attending, this year we were able to photograph Baldwin #26, GTW 6039, and F3 #663. Each Railfest has a different theme, this year's was Steam to Diesel. Plenty of old trains cars and power units...More

Thank CTscribe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family was driving through and had time to kill so we made a last minute decision to stop here. Raining off and on so got s little wet since entire grounds required some walking outside. Very nice place to visit though if you like...More

Thank Sterling H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trolley ride was great and it was very informative about the past. The conductor pointed out different sites as we passed them and told us about the past coal mines, iron making and zoo that use to be in Scranton. We will do it...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Steamtown many years ago prior to the Parks Service taking over, what a wonderful job they and the volunteers have done. Working train yard, turn table, huge working machine shop, engine sheds, lots of locos, and train rides. The museum houses many informative...More

Thank GardenGirl16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like trains, but I wouldn't say that I am a train buff, but we all really enjoyed this place. It was well laid out with lots of information. We didn't have time to take a train ride the particular day that we visited, but...More

Thank Kathy73k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time at this park. It is nicely laid out with good signage and information posted everywhere. Lots of exhibits and Historical rail cars to tour. My kids really liked the passenger car. We took the short train ride and learned quite a...More

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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.
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
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