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Steamiest Places

This section includes local places likely to be of greatest interest to steampunks. You can think of it as a "Best of" section that features selected locations from the other sections. The term "steamiest" should be taken figuratively. You won't necessarily find steam-powered contraptions in all these places. Instead, these locations are rich in the elements that define steampunk: Victorian- or Edwardian-era technology, culture, history, personalities, oddities and so on.

Some descriptions in these listings are adapted from articles in Wikipedia under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0. See the full descriptions for details.

Yorklyn, DE, USA

Auburn Heights Preserve is a state park that preserves the former home and estate of the Marshall family as well as portions of the family's former mills. . .

Wilmington, DE, USA

The Delaware Historical Society began in 1864 as an effort to preserve documents from the Civil War. . .

Philadelphia, PA, USA

This boutique in Philadelphia's Fishtown neighborhood sells alternative fashions and accessories for men and women. . .

Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site is a preserved home once rented by American author Edgar Allan Poe. . .

Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Furness Library is notable for its Victorian-era architecture. . .

Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Franklin Institute is a science museum and center of science education and research in Philadelphia. . .

Wilmington, DE, USA

The Hagley Museum and Library is a nonprofit educational institution in Wilmington, Delaware. . .

Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania maintains printed collections on Pennsylvania and regional history. . .

Elverson, PA, USA

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site in southeastern Berks County is an example of an American 19th century rural "iron plantation". . .

Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Kislak Center houses a notable collection devoted to the history of chemistry and related subjects. . .

Yorklyn, DE, USA

The Marshall Steam Museum is a collection of antique steam-powered cars on the grounds of Auburn Heights Preserve, a state park in Yorklyn, Delaware. . .

Doylestown, PA, USA

The Mercer Museum houses a collection of preindustrial artifacts amassed by archaeologist Henry Chapman Mercer . . .

Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Mütter Museum is a medical museum in Center City Philadelphia. . .

Philadelphia, PA, USA

This popular bar and restaurant in Philadelphia's Old City neighborhood is housed within the imposing National Mechanics Building, originally built in 1837. . .

Pennsylvania

A large Facebook group for steampunks in Pennsylvania. . .

Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent was founded in 1938 to be Philadelphia's city history museum. . .

Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest art museums in the United States. . .

Wilmington, DE, USA

Rockwood is an English-style country estate and museum in Wilmington, Delaware. . .

Roebling, NJ, USA

This museum has exhibits related to the history of Roebling, New Jersey, and the John A. Roebling's Sons Company. . .

Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Rosenbach houses a collection of rare books, manuscripts and other items. . .

Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation) is an institution that preserves and promotes understanding of the history of science. . .

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Steampunk group in Philadelphia. . .

Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Wagner Free Institute of Science is a natural history museum in North Philadelphia. . .

Camden, NJ, USA

The Walt Whitman House in Camden was the last residence of American poet Walt Whitman. . .

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