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Steamtown National Historic Site

4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 570-340-5200
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Much better than expected

Really nice attraction. Would recommend the tour. Can spend at least 3 hours here. Good for adults... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
New Jersey
Impressive Restoration Work

Impressive! This was the largest turntable and a roundhouse we've ever seen. I think it was a 31... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ryan B
Ne Ohio
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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 5 days ago

Really nice attraction. Would recommend the tour. Can spend at least 3 hours here. Good for adults, kids, etc. Great for a rainy day as well. Staff is very helpful

Thank kjm1000
Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive! This was the largest turntable and a roundhouse we've ever seen. I think it was a 31 station roundhouse. You can walk all the way around and through the roundhouse and there were plenty of steam engines to look at. There were a few...More

Thank Ryan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands down a favorite! Theres just not enough time to see everything. Inside and out. Fun for all ages!

Thank holy350
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been coming to Steamtown for around 18 years or so. It has been a nice place and our kids loved it. What initially brought us up was the static display of Big Boy 4012 out front. We heard they had this magnificent engine and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Steamtown many years ago when our children were young. We decided to bring our visiting nephew and his wife because we thought they would enjoy it. They like visiting National Historic Sites. We were all very impressed by our visit to the museum...More

Thank MILA611
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is something here to please hardcore railfans and the kids. Be sure to ride the train - great experience in the fall.

Thank ML M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited my son at university of Scranton for family weekend. Wanted to see some of the sites. This was a great place to start. I've never seen so many old trains in one place! The volunteer tour guide was very knowledgeable about all of them....More

Thank Debbie D'Orland... G
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 weeks ago

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

Thank Robert M
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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