Steamtown National Historic Site [PA]
Visitors to Steamtown can feel the heat from the firebox, hear the bell and whistle, smell the hot steam and oil of a past era. They can feel the ground vibrate under their feet, see the one-ton drive rods turn the wheels, and hear the chuff-chuff-chuff of the smokestack. Today, visitors can relive the era of steam as the engines come back to life. The cinders, grease, oil, steam, people, and stories of railroading have returned at Steamtown. Visitors may tour the History and Technology Museums or Roundhouse, explore special exhibits, or watch the movie "Steel and Steam." They can also join a Park Ranger or Volunteer on a guided tours of the Locomotive Repair Shops. Seasonally, visitors may want to experience the short train rides, longer train excursions, or Living History Programs.
The site offers a short film, exhibits, tours, educational programs, demonstrations, train rides, longer film screenings, and occasional recreational and educational events (including living history events).