2023 Excursions to Cresco:
For specific event details, please visit Steamtown’s Event Calendar and navigate to the appropriate date.
Station Description and Details
The Barrett Township Historical Society maintains the Cresco Station Museum and the Library Research Center buildings providing many displays and exhibits that not only help preserve these items of the history of the area, but also tell the stories of the communities past.
History: Cresco Station was built by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western (DL&W) Railroad in the 1870s, reaching its peak in the 1940s. Today, the Museum and Library offer a host of vintage antiques and displays.
The Library and Research Center is a one-story Art Deco style structure opposite the Cresco Station Museum. The building was built in 1928 and originally served as a Post Office. Later, the building found use as a soda fountain, a popular stop for incoming and outgoing passengers on the DL&W Railroad.
Today, the Historical Society houses the Barrett Township archives from 1859 to present and maintains a rotating exhibit of artifacts.
Amenities: The Station and Museum includes tables and chairs, tents, and restrooms. The Library Research Center is air-conditioned, has a bathroom, kitchen, Wifi access, computer, copier, parking and a slate covered courtyard for outdoor venues. On days of excursions, there will be a display of antique cars (weather permitting) and entertainment. The Barrett Township Historical Society will also be selling hot dogs, chips, drinks, and ice cream.
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Train riders are reminded to remain seated, keep heads, hands, and arms inside the windows, and to use care when stepping up or down boarding and disembarking from the passenger coach.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Check in at the ticket and information booth before proceeding to the boarding platform.
There will be a 1.5 hour layover at the Cresco Station for each event.
Be sure to return to the train at least fifteen minutes earlier than the scheduled departure time.
Food and refreshments are available for purchase at the Cresco train station.
There is one restroom in each passenger coach.
The train operates rain or shine, but may occasionally be cancelled because of severe weather events.