Historical Attractions in #OurScranton

With Family Weekend just around the corner, we’ve put together a list of historical attractions in #OurScranton worth visiting.
Historical Attractions in #OurScranton

The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour

Explore an anthracite coal mine from 1860 while 300 feet underground! The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour is an inexpensive, exciting, and educational day-trip perfect for Family Weekend. Tickets can be purchased at the Coal Mine box office starting at 10 a.m. and the last tour of the day leaves between 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Current prices are $10 for adults, $9.50 for seniors 65+, $7.50 for children, and kids under 3 get in for free! The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour is located at 1 Bald Mountain Road, McDade Park Scranton, PA 18503.

More info here or by calling 1-800-238-7245 and 1-570-963-6463

Steamtown National Historic Site

The Steamtown National Historic Site is a great family outing to learn about Scranton’s history of steam railroad transportation. There’s lots to do including a museum complex, outdoor walking tours, train rides, and more! The park is open all week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The price is right with this one! The entrance fee is $7 for adults 16+ and children 6-15 get in for free when accompanied by an adult. The Steamtown National Historic Site park entrance is located at the intersection of Lackawanna Ave and Cliff Street in Downtown Scranton; or try using 4 Lackawanna Ave Scranton, PA 18503 in your GPS! More info, here.

Electric City Trolley Museum

Open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Electric City Trolley Museum is a blast to the past and an homage to Scranton’s first successful pioneer trolley line in 1887. The museum is great for kids and adults alike!

Current admission rates are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors 62+, and $4 for children 4-17. The Electric City Trolley Museum is located at 300 Cliff Street in Downtown Scranton, PA 18503. More info, here.

Scranton Iron Furnaces and Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum

The Scranton Iron Furnaces site is close to campus and totally free! Here you can visit four giant stone blast furnaces that are remnants of a once elaborate plant operated by Lackawanna Iron & Steel Company.

The site is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Scranton Iron Furnaces are located at 159 Cedar Ave Scranton, PA 18504. More info, here.


If you and your family visit one of these sites, be sure to post a picture and hashtag #OurScranton!


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