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Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton is now free year-round

Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton is now free year-round

From a press release: Effective Oct. 1, the Steamtown National Historic Site will no longer charge a park entrance fee. Since 2005, the National Park Service charged a $7 admission fee for visitors 16 and older. After conducting a detailed analysis of costs associated with collecting and managing park entrance fee revenue, it was determined […]

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Steamtown National Historic Site runs fall foliage train excursions Sept. 24-Oct. 29

Steamtown National Historic Site runs fall foliage train excursions Sept. 24-Oct. 29

From a press release: There’s a chill in the air and autumn is on its way, so what better way to view Northeastern Pennsylvania’s colorful fall foliage than from a historic train coach? The Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton is scheduling excursions through some of the most beautiful fall countryside of the nearby […]

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Railfest hosts train rides, demonstrations, music, movies, mysteries, and more in Scranton Sept. 2-3

Railfest hosts train rides, demonstrations, music, movies, mysteries, and more in Scranton Sept. 2-3

From a press release: Railfest is a celebration of railroading past, present, and future that is held annually on the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend at the Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton. This year, the event takes place on Sept. 2-3, with an opening ceremony on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. […]

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Steamtown National Historic Site generated $7.4 million in economic benefits for Scranton area in 2016

Steamtown National Historic Site generated $7.4 million in economic benefits for Scranton area in 2016

From a press release: A new National Park Service report shows that 99,600 visitors to the Steamtown National Historic Site in 2016 spent $5,403,500 in communities near the park in downtown Scranton. That spending supported 86 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $7,432,400. “NPS Centennial initiatives, […]

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Santa Train rolls into 6 NEPA towns on Dec. 5 with live music, activities, and more

Santa Train rolls into 6 NEPA towns on Dec. 5 with live music, activities, and more

From a press release: On Saturday, Dec. 5, Santa Claus will leave his sleigh at the North Pole and come to town early on a train. Six local communities will celebrate Christmas in a small town when Santa and his friends arrive aboard a special train provided by the Steamtown National Historic Site. Now in […]

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Dan Yeager, who played Leatherface in ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D,’ returns to Scranton for Halloween events on Oct. 30-31

Dan Yeager, who played Leatherface in ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D,’ returns to Scranton for Halloween events on Oct. 30-31

From a press release: After stopping in Northeastern Pennsylvania last year for the Infect Scranton horror convention, actor and writer Dan Yeager, who played the infamous killer Leatherface in 2013’s “Texas Chainsaw 3D,” will return to the Electric City on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31 for various Halloween-themed events. His full schedule is […]

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Railfest 2015 rolls into Steamtown National Historic Site Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-6

Railfest 2015 rolls into Steamtown National Historic Site Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-6

From a press release: The Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton plans to host Railfest 2015 at the park on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5-6, of Labor Day weekend. The National Park Service site works with numerous partners to present this annual end-of-summer event, which is a celebration of railroading that features visiting railroad equipment […]

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‘Return to Rocky Glen’ documentary premieres Aug. 8 at the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton

‘Return to Rocky Glen’ documentary premieres Aug. 8 at the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton

From a press release: The Steamtown National Historic Site, in partnership with Pippin Pictures and Barefoot Studios, will premiere the documentary film “Return to Rocky Glen” by local historian Robert Savakinus and his documentary partner Shannon C. Keith on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. The film will be shown for free at the site’s […]

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VIDEO: Scranton singer Tom Graham takes the train in ‘Blessed and Asleep’ music video

Local singer/songwriter Tom Graham wears his hometown pride on his sleeve in his new music video for “Blessed and Asleep,” which was filmed at the Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton. Singing while waiting to board the train in the empty station, the video showcases the history of the area while matching the old-time […]

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Steamtown NHS presents ‘A Cool Look at the Ice Industry,’ starting Feb. 7 in Scranton

Steamtown NHS presents ‘A Cool Look at the Ice Industry,’ starting Feb. 7 in Scranton

From a press release: To celebrate winter and the tradition of ice harvesting in the Pocono Mountains, including the 22nd annual Tobyhanna Ice Harvest on Mill Pond No. 1, the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton will feature an exhibit entitled “A Cool Look at the Ice Industry.” Through historic artifacts and images from local […]