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Steamtown National Historic Site

4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 570-340-5200
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Spent a nice day here

OK...truth time! I am not a train person, like at all. But I am married to someone who IS a train... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Norwalk, Connecticut
I never knew Scranton was a railroad hub.

Wow! An operating turntable; a great introductory film; a machine shop with old, but still... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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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 4 days ago

OK...truth time! I am not a train person, like at all. But I am married to someone who IS a train person (big time), and this was something he wanted to see. I was prepared to be bored to tears, but I was pleasantly surprised....More

Thank carla-ct-2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow! An operating turntable; a great introductory film; a machine shop with old, but still operating, heavy repair equipment; train excursions; knowledgeable docents; many large intact and beautiful engines and cars - some of which you could walk into; several displays of how the engines...More

Thank stackhawk
Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum is great for those who know little about railroads. Those who know a lot will be annoyed with some of the homogenized, dumbed-down park service commentary, but the equipment on display will more than compensate for the nonsense.

Thank Taste123456
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Steamtown National Historic site sits in an old rail yard, just off the Lackawanna River in Scranton PA. This is a great location to see a ton of US railroad history. Fairly easy access and parking. Entrance fees are $7 per person however if...More

1  Thank JNFII
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there on a day when none of the exhibits were operating. Had a not so narrative tour guide and made the tour long. Lots of artifacts in the museum. Good for younger children and railroad buffs.

Thank alaskabound6240
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As an engineer i really enjoyed all the mechanical show cases and history of steam engines. I would have loved a little more eating options but generally it was just great. Set aside about 4 hours to see the bolts and nuts of it! Make...More

Thank Omid S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous collection of old locomotives, good demonstration of a roundtable, excellent history and technology sections. We didn't have time for a train ride, but I'm sure that would have been great.

Thank Priscilla B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We very much enjoyed both the Steamtown museum and the trolleys. When you approach the location, a sign on the Steamtown property is BEFORE you arrive at the entrance. Keep going past the sign. We turned in at the sign and wasted a lot of...More

Thank Martha S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Steamtown Museum today with my sisters family, 3 adults in their 30's and 2 kids ages 9 and 5. The trains were awesome to see and very well preserved. The train turntable was pretty cool because I haven't seen one other than...More

Thank Meggypop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great for anyone who loves trains. They have several pieces of equipment on display ranging from steam engines to diesel locomotives. It is conveniently located near the Marketplace and the trolley museum. For those that enjoy active railway operations, they operate a...More

Thank catedratico02
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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