Steamtown National Historic Site


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Steamtown National Historic Site:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Steamtown National Historic Site

Address:150 S Washington Ave
Scranton, PA 18503

Phone:570-340-5200
Fax:570-340-5328
Phone:888-693-9391
Web: www.nps.gov/stea/
Size: 62.5 acres.
Established: Authorized on October 30, 1986.
Location:In downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, at the intersection of Lackawanna and Cliff avenues. Accessible from the north and south via I-81, from the east via I-84 and I-380, and from the west via I-80.
Facilities:Visitor center (é), museum/exhibit (é).
Activities:Ranger-led tours, living history programs, passenger railroad excursions (seasonal).
Special Features:The former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad yard -- including the remains of the historic roundhouse, switchyard, and associated buildings -- and a collection of steam locomotives and railroad cars preserve and interpret the story of early 20th-century steam railroading in America.

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But what about park units such as Steamtown National Historic Site in Pennsylvania, a former railyard, and the cause celebre of pork barrel parks?
Nearby attractions include the Steamtown National Historic Site, Electric City Trolley Station and Museum, the Mall at Steamtown and the University of Scranton Lackawanna College.
A new superintendent of Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton has been appointed.
Few students of the park system believe that Steamtown National Historic Site in Pennsylvania is of national significance or can ever be made so.
In fact, economics was the key reason for creating Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pennsylvania, a project NPCA vigorously opposed.