Steamtown to Kick Off 2015 With Free Weekend

Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pa., will open its 2015 season with free admission on April 18 and 19.The Scranton Limited train rides will begin on April 18, with departures on Thursdays through Saturdays at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 and 2:30 p.m..

On Sundays, the trains will travel a short distance further to the Nay Aug Gorge and become the Nay Aug Limited.

The Scranton Limited features a three-mile, 30-minute round trip through the rail yards, crosses the Lackawanna River and passes the historic Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel before stopping near the University of Scranton to begin its return to the roundhouse boarding area. Tickets cost $5.

On April 25, the museum will kick off its excursion season with a trip to help mark the Scranton Tomorrow celebration, a year-long effort to note the city’s sesquicentennial.

The train will run from Scranton to Dickson City. There also will be trips to Carbondale, Moscow, Tobyhanna, Tunkhannock Viaduct, Gouldsboro, Cresco, East Stoudsburg and the Delaware Water Gap through October.

The entrance fee to the grounds at Steamtown is $7 for adults (age 16 and older). Children ages 15 and younger who are accompanied by an adult are admitted to the park at no cost. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/stea.

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