Historic Scranton

Cliff St. and Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, PA 18503 GET DIRECTIONS
Local: 570-340-5200
In 1849, Scranton secured its place in history when the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad was formed by George and Seldon Scranton, who combined a number of smaller railroads to make the city of Scranton a hub for the transport of goods by steam engine. Today, the Steamtown National Historic Site occupies the 40-acre Scranton Yard of the D., L. and W., preserving the important history of pre-20th century railway expansion. Other historical sites in Scranton include the Lackawanna Coal Mine, the Scranton Iron Furnaces and the 1912 Catlin House of the Lackawanna Historical Society. Come see Scranton's change from vast wilderness to railroad hub to industrial center.
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