Route: 6, Lackawanna County near Scranton
Soak in bird's eye views of the amazing mountaintops of the historic Lackawanna River Valley. On your way into Scranton, stop and stretch your legs out at the Steamtown National Historic Site. It's the only site in the country dedicated to steam locomotion, complete with well-preserved examples of this old technology on display–and in action. Whistles and bells, steam and oil, and earth-shaking rumbling of these huge engines will make this a highlight of your journey.
This area was also a coal baron’s paradise back in the day. See for yourself at the Pennsylvania State Anthracite Heritage Museum and take the Lackawanna County Coal Mine Tour, a trip 300-feet underground to explore a once-active coal mine with a retired miner.
Steamtown National Historic Site preserves a portion of the steam railroading era that slipped from public consciousness virtually unnoticed. Today, you can relive that era as we work to bring these fire-breathing behemoths back to life. Explore our Visitor Center, History and Technology museums, view the park film, "Steel and Steam," and join a scheduled walking tour of the Locomotive Shops! Seasonal train rides.Read More >
Located in McDade Park in Scranton, The Anthracite Heritage Museum tells the story of the people who came from Europe to work in the anthracite mining and textiles industries. On a tour of the facility visitors will experience the lives of proud people who endured harsh working conditions yet carved out communities filled with tradition. The diverse collection highlights life in the mines, mills and factories. Visitors are welcomed into the family's homes and neighborhoods with a moment... Read More >