Families will enjoy a day of old-fashioned fun on Saturday, August 20, with a special excursion on the Heritage Explorer Train from Scranton to Carbondale’s Pioneer Days – Ethnic Heritage Festival. Tickets are available on a first-come, first served basis at all Lackawanna County Libraries.
The Heritage Explorer Train will leave Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton at 10 a.m. and travel through the Mid Valley to arrive in Carbondale at 11:45 a.m. The ride includes a free activity guide, music and more. In Carbondale, there will be display booths, entertainment, and plenty of food. The train departs from Carbondale at 2:30 p.m., and will arrive back at Steamtown National Historic Site at 4 p.m.
To accommodate passengers from the Mid- and Upper Valley, a shuttle bus will be available from Carbondale to Scranton. The bus will depart promptly at 9 a.m. from the Carbondale Train Station on River Street in Carbondale, and will arrive at Steamtown National Historic Site in time for passengers to board the Heritage Explorer Train. There is no charge for this shuttle service, but passengers must reserve their seats on the bus when they obtain train tickets.
The excursion is free for children age 12 and under, and children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $5 for adults, and $4 for senior citizens (age 65 and older). All passengers, including children, must have a ticket to ride the train. Seating is limited, and tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are available at all Lackawanna County Libraries.
This program is sponsored by Lackawanna Heritage Valley (LHV), the City of Carbondale, the Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, Lackawanna County Library System, Carbondale YMCA, Lackawanna County Office of Arts and Culture, Lackawanna Historical Society, and Steamtown National Historic Site.
For more information, visit www.lclshome.org or contact the Lackawanna County Library System at 570.348.3003.