Steamtown National Historic Site Celebrates 107th Birthday

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Celebrate the 107th birthday of the National Park Service with Steamtown National Historic Site on Saturday, August 26, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In addition to free admission, there will be no cost to ride Steamtown’s short train rides.

Steamtown National Historic Site will commemorate the 107th birthday of the National Park Service with an opening prayer and performance from the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania. This special event will include live music from artists including the Ole 97 Johnny Cash and June Carter Tribute Band, crafts, activities, and feature community partners and National Park Service sites from the local area. Park programming will also be offered throughout the day, including our short train rides, tours of Mattes Street Tower, “Ring of Fire” demonstrations, handcar program with a park ranger, cab tours of the Canadian Pacific Railway No. 2317, demonstrations within the locomotive shop, and a Junior Ranger scavenger hunt activity.

Enacted August 25, 1916, the Organic Act established the National Park Service “…to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”

Plan Your Visit – Located in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, Steamtown NHS is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The park entrance is located at the intersection of Cliff Street and Lackawanna Avenue in downtown Scranton. The physical address is: 350 Cliff Street, Scranton, PA 18503 (GPS: N 41.41, W 75.67). Stay informed by visiting or @SteamtownNHS on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. General park information is available by calling (570) 340-5203.