Kids ride Steamtown train free to Carbondale


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— All aboard! Kids ride the rails for free when the Lackawanna Heritage Valley’s Heritage Explorer program returns Saturday, Aug. 16, with an excursion to Carbondale's Pioneer Days and Ethnic Heritage Festival.

The excursion is free for children 12 and under. Adult tickets are $5. Tickets for senior citizens age 65 and over are $4.

The Heritage Explorer train leaves Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton at 10 a.m. and travels through the mid-valley to arrive in Carbondale at 11:45 a.m.

The ride includes a free activity guide and 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., arriving back at Steamtown National Historic Site at 4 p.m.

All passengers, including children, must have a ticket to ride the train. Tickets are available at all Lackawanna County libraries and by calling 570-963-6730 ext. 8200. Seating is limited, and tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

The event is sponsored by the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, the City of Carbondale, the Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, the Lackawanna County Library System, the Carbondale YMCA, the Lackawanna County Office of Arts and Culture, the Lackawanna Historical Society, and Steamtown National Historic Site.

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