A railroad museum a short distance from Binghamton is open with safety precautions in place during the coronavirus pandemic.

Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton was closed for about four months to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The facility resumed operations with some limitations in early July.

Steamtown superintendent Cherie Shepherd said visitors will be able to see the rolling stock exhibits highlighting steam and diesel railroad history.

During a recent interview on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Shepherd said the site is following federal and state guidelines to protect the health of visitors and employees.

Steamtown National Historic Site has posted COVID-19 guidelines for visitors. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Steamtown now is open daily from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. The park grounds, historic roundhouse and outdoor exhibits are accessible.

Park rangers are on hand to provide information to visitors as they explore the site.

Park restrooms are available but drinking fountains have been shut off because of the safety guidelines. Visitors are advised to wear masks and maintain an appropriate distance from others.

A retired Erie-Lackawanna caboose on display at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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