One of the largest collections of period locomotives and rolling stock in the United States is on display at Steamtown National Historic Site. Visitors have the chance to see a working roundhouse, a locomotive shop and a restoration shop. A history museum, a technology museum and a visitor center are also located on-site.
A local landmark for nearly a century, the Everhart Museum displays a wide range of natural history, science and art collections. The museum also offers educational events like art classes, lectures, and a public reference library.
The area's only museum dedicated to the history of anthracite mining, PA Anthracite Heritage Museum features interactive displays that allow visitors to experience the lives of the proud people who worked in and around these mines.
Located in a restored, late 19th century mill building, The Lackawanna County Trolley Museum transports visitors back to the time of electric railway systems. Using interactive exhibits, this museum retells the story of these unique transports and the impact they had on the Lackawanna Valley.
The life and career of Houdini is recounted through a variety of exhibits. On Halloween, a special Houdini seance is held at the museum.
Holocaust Museum & Research Center
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the HMRC was established in 1994 in the Scranton Jewish Community Center. The museum features a small but growing collection of artifacts including a Czech Torah that survived the Holocaust. The research center offers community education, commemorations and outreach programs for local schools.