Steamtown National Historic Site to offer free entry day Aug. 25

For Abington Journal | August 3rd, 2015 3:50 pm

SCRANTON — Steamtown National Historic Site will join more than 400 National Park Service units to celebrate the 99th birthday of “America’s Best Idea” with an Entrance “Fee Free Day” on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

Steamtown National Historic Site is the only place in the National Park System where the story of steam railroading, and the people who made it possible, is told. The industrial railroad yard site features a visitor orientation center with exhibits showing how the former Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad’s Scranton Yards evolved from 1850 to present, a 250-seat digital surround-sound theater showing the park movie, “Steel and Steam,” an active roundhouse, and history and technology museums.

Visitors may join a scheduled Locomotive Shop tour and, for a small charge – $5 for all ages 6 and older – visitors can ride the “Scranton Limited” short train ride inside the railroad yards.

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Information provided by the Steamtown National Historic Site.