"Steamtown National Historic Site & more...." Top 5 Page for this destination Scranton by annk
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Steamtown, part of the National Park Service was established in 1986 to further the understanding and appreciation of steam railroading and the role it played in the development of the United States. Anything you could possibly want to know about steam locomotives and the history of railroading is displyed here. A definite "must see" for train enthusiasts.
On my first visit to Scranton we visited Steamtown only. My most recent & 2nd visit we included the Trolley Museum which is adjacent to Steamtown.
Open: Year round 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1st
Museum entrance fee:
Seniors: (62+) $7.00
Children: (6-12) $3.00
free to National Parks pass holders
Excursions 2004 (summer only)
Adult: $15, Senior $13, Child $10
Adult: $25, Senior $20, Child $15
Adult: $75, Senior $70, Child $50
Lackawanna County Electric City Trolley Station & Museum
This museum sits adjacent to Steamtown and shares the same parking lot. It's a small museum that is no where near the scale of Steamtown but if you're interested in transporation, it's worth the $3 admission fee.
- Pros:Interesting and informative, not just museum but a working railyard
- Cons:Not the typical National Park - no flora, fauna
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