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Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. (Source: geocaching.com).
Piecing Together the Past is a program developed by Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area and Steamtown National Historic Site (NHS) that takes participants on a geo-caching hunt of 12 historic sites in Scranton.
Caches containing puzzle pieces are hidden at each site. Once all 12 pieces are collected, geo-cachers may show their assembled puzzle to officials at Steamtown National Historic Site to redeem their prize.
Caches are hidden at the Albright Memorial Library, Anthracite Heritage Museum, Courthouse Square, Electric City Trolley Museum, Everhart Museum, Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, Lackawanna Historical Society at the Catlin House, Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, Radisson Lackawanna Station, Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, Scranton Iron Furnaces, and Steamtown National Historic Site.
A self-guided tour, you can embark on your historic geo-caching adventure at your own pace! The program is open to everyone in the community and there is no fee to participate.
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Piecing Together the Past is made possible through a partnership between Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area and Steamtown National Historic Site with grant funding provided by the National Heritage Area Program of the National Park Service.