Soak in bird's eye views of the amazing mountaintops of the historic Lackawanna River Valley. On your way into Scranton, stop and stretch your legs out at the Steamtown National Historic Site. It's the only site in the country dedicated to steam locomotion, complete with well-preserved examples of this old technology on display–and in action. Whistles and bells, steam and oil, and earth-shaking rumbling of these huge engines will make this a highlight of your journey.
Steamtown National Historic Site preserves a portion of the steam railroading era that slipped from public consciousness virtually unnoticed. Today, you can relive that era as we work to bring these fire-breathing behemoths back to life. Explore our Visitor Center, History and Technology museums... Read More >
Located in McDade Park in Scranton, the museum tells the story of the people who came from Europe to work in the anthracite mining and textiles industries. Learn about the diversity of people, the harsh working conditions, life in the mines and the family's homes. Read More >
Descend slowly into the earth in a mine car as you enter the old Slope #190. Watch the sky slowly disappear. Soon you've reached "the foot". Then explore 300 feet beneath the earth through an anthracite coal mine originally opened in 1860. Accompany a miner in the winding underground gangways... Read More >