Steamtown National Historic Site to Host Railfest and Arts on Fire

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Celebrate the area’s industrial heritage with the return of Steamtown National Historic Site’s Railfest and Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum’s Arts on Fire on Saturday, June 17, 2023.  Both sites are excited to be collaborating to provide an interactive experience showcasing our community’s history. In addition to free admission, there will be no cost for Steamtown’s short train rides. A complimentary shuttle service will be available throughout the day to transport visitors between Steamtown NHS and the Scranton Iron Furnaces.

Steamtown’s Railfest event will take place from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Steamtown National Historic Site (350 Cliff St, Scranton). Programming will be offered throughout the day, including short train rides, the Scranton Limited yard shuttle and the Caboose Hop experience, cab tours of the Union Pacific 4012 and Canadian Pacific 2317, tours of Mattes St. Tower, demonstrations within the locomotive shop, “Ring of Fire” demonstrations, and a Junior Ranger scavenger hunt activity. Several community partners will be in attendance as well.

Anthracite Heritage Museum’s Arts on Fire will take place at the Scranton Iron Furnaces (159 Cedar Avenue, Scranton) from 11 AM to 5 PM. The event kicks off at 11 AM with a ceremonial lighting of the furnace and will feature art demonstrations, food trucks, live music, and the return of Hot Metal to the furnaces. Artist and sculpture professor Brian Glaze will fire up his cupola furnace and melt iron. Scratch blocks will be available for your artistic expressions in cast iron.

Admission to Railfest and Arts on Fire are FREE!