Ride the Rails!
Three great rail museums and excursions to choose from!
Steamtown National Historic Site
You can feel heat from the firebox. You can smell hot steam and oil. You can hear the whistle, feel the ground vibrate, and watch one-ton drive rods turned steel wheels. Memories return to your mind as you hear the sound of "chuff-chuff" coming from thesmokestack.
Visit Steamtown and discover the history of steam railroad transportation. Learn of the people who built, repaired and rode the rails. It's all there at Steamtown, where they continue to work to preserve a special era in America's industrial history!
Electric City Trolley Museum & Ride
Located on the Steamtown National Historic Site grounds, downtown Scranton, in a resplendently restored late 19th century mill building, the Trolley Museum features interactive exhibits and displays including vintage trolleys. After visiting the museum, climb aboard an authentic 1926 or 1932 antique trolley for a 5 ½ mile trip over Roaring Brook through the mile-long tunnel and along the original “Laurel Line” up to PNC Field on Montage Mountain.
Stourbridge Line Rail Excursions
A train ride you won't forget!
Visit Honesdale, PA, the birthplace
of the American railroad!
Enjoy a scenic ride on The Stourbridge Line with excursions toward Lackawaxen, PA. Join us for a memorable excursion along the Lackawaxen River Gorge, along twenty five miles miles of historic railroad winding through Northeastern PA along the Lackawaxen River Valley. Experience the history & beauty of this ride on The Stourbridge Line.
The Museum at Bethel Woods
A museum of the 1960's and the Woodstock Festival!
Didn't make it to Woodstock? It's never too late!
Or maybe you were there, but the events are a little foggy? No problem! Relive the days of peace, love and rock 'n roll at The Museum at Bethel Woods,
a captivating multi-media experience.
Relax and enjoy the scenic drive to Bethel Woods, NY, home of the famous 1969 Woodstock Music Festival. The pristine 800-acre property includes the field where the festival was held, a 15,000-seat outdoor amphitheater, the Museum, and more. At the Museum, immerse yourself in a captivating multi-media experience that combines film, music, interactive displays, artifacts, and personal narratives that tell the story of Woodstock, as well as America in the 1960s -- suburbia, youth, fashion, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, the Women’s Movement, psychedelia, and the evolution of popular music. On your way out, be sure to visit the Museum Shop for some 60s memoribilia!
Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour & Anthracite Heritage Museum
Go down in history - 300 feet beneath the surface of the earth in a once abandoned, but now restored hard coal mine. See where and how men and boys worked to heat a nation and fuel the conversion of our nation's economy from agriculture to industry. The temperature in the mine is 53° year round, and is a National Award Winning History Attraction operated by the County of Lackawanna Pennsylvania.
Adjacent to the mine is the Anthracite Heritage Museum. The 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 of reflection in the kitchen, a visit to the pub, or a seat in a local Church.
Gray Towers Tours
Guided Mansion and Grounds Tours
run by the U.S. Forest Service
Memorial Day Weekend – December
Thursday-Mondays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the hour
Guided tours of the mansion and grounds share the story of the Pinchot family and the role Grey Towers played as they advanced their social, political and conservation ideals.
Located in Milford, PA, Grey Towers was the home of Gifford Pinchot, first Chief of the US Forest Service and Pennsylvania Governor for two terms.
In 1963, Gifford Bryce Pinchot, son of Gifford and Cornelia, donated Grey Towers and 102 acres to the US Forest Service, the federal agency founded by his father and which now administers the site.
If you feel like trying your luck, we have two casinos in Northeast PA. Mount Airy Casino and Mohegan Sun AT Pocono Downs will provide you with all your favorite slots, gaming tables and seasonal harness racing!
Delaware River Adventures!
Take a relaxing cruise down the Delaware, with tubing, canoeing and rafting available from several different locations. The Delaware is a "friendly" river, and excellent for first timers. Spend a relaxing day drifting through some of the finest natural resources the area has to offer!
Wineries & Micro-Brewery Tours!
Northeast Pennsylvania is home to some of the finest wines and beers you'll ever taste! Don't believe us? Then you'll just have to visit and see for yourself! Or is it taste for yourself? Whatever.... come to the Northeast PA and give 'em a try!
If snow skiing and snowboarding are your thing, then visit us in the winter and enjoy the slopes of Elk Mountain! How about combining some skiing one day with some wine tasting the next? Let us plan a winter getaway for you!