Summer and Autumn Rail Experiences at Steamtown NHS

Steamtown National Historic Site encourages you to make the most of the summer season and invites you to ride the rails! Rail experiences vary from short 30-minute trips exploring the park’s historic railroad yard to full-day trips through the Poconos.  Short train rides, the Scranton Limited and Caboose Experience, are offered Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

New for the 2022 season, all ticket sales will be credit card only. Visitors are now able to purchase advance tickets for our summer excursions (Jul.-Aug.) online through or on-site at our Information Kiosk during regular business hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, daily. Tickets for our short train rides, the Scranton Limited and Caboose Experience, are not available online or for advance purchase and must be purchased on-site at the Information Kiosk, the day of your visit. Those looking to plan for our autumn excursions (Sep.-Oct.), will be able to purchase tickets starting Friday, July 15th.

Short Train Rides – offered through November 5, 2022:

  • The Scranton Limited or the Caboose Experience will operate on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, as staffing permits. Departure times are: 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:15pm, and 2:30pm.
  • Tickets are $6 for adults and kids over the age of 5; kids 5 and under are free. Tickets must be purchased on-site at the Information Kiosk, the day of your visit.

On dates we run our longer excursions, Short Train Rides may be cancelled due to limited crew availability. To check on the status of the Short Train Ride schedule the day of your planned visit, please call 570-340-5204.

Plan like a Park Ranger and scout out your next rail experience! Specific event information can be found by visiting the event calendar on the park website anytime. Here’s what to come for the remainder of the 2022 season.

2022 Summer Excursions: Tickets available through or on-site at Information Kiosk

  • Saturday, July 16thTobyhanna: Ice House Tour
  • Saturday, July 23rd – Archbald: Penn Division History
  • Sunday, July 31stCresco: Antique Cars and Live Music
  • Saturday, August 13th – East Stroudsburg: Lunch in the Park
  • Sunday, August 28thCresco: Antique Cars and Live Music

2022 Autumn Excursions: Tickets available starting Friday, July 15th

  • Saturday, September 24thCarbondale: Autumn Marketplace
  • Saturday, October 1st East Stroudsburg: Pickle Me Poconos
  • Saturday, October 8th – Gouldsboro: Pumpkin Patch
  • Saturday, October 15th – Delaware Water Gap: Fall Foliage
  • Saturday, October 22nd – Tobyhanna: Fall Foliage and Town Tour
  • Saturday, October 29th – Gouldsboro: Ghoulsboro Halloween


  • Masking requirements in NPS buildings and on passenger coaches are based on local conditions. Updates are posted weekly, on Fridays, to
  • Train rides are subject to cancellation due to mechanical issues, inclement weather, or crew availability.

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount. While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, services may be limited. The CDC has offered guidance to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.

Located in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, Steamtown NHS is open 9:00am to 5:00pm, daily. From Interstate-81 follow exit 185 (President Biden Expressway, formerly known as Central Scranton Expressway); then follow the brown and white signs to the park entrance at Lackawanna Avenue and Cliff Street (GPS: N 41.41, W 75.67). General park information is available by phoning (570) 340-5200, or by visiting the park website anytime.