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Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum

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Address: Scranton, PA
Phone Number: 570-963-4804
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Description: This museum documents the story and culture of the workers in the mines...
This museum documents the story and culture of the workers in the mines, mills, and factories of the Anthracite region of Pennsylvania, as well as the state and national impact of their labor.
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History in front of you.

My husbands family were miners in Penn. So this museum allowed you to go back and experience what it was like then.

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5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Warnerville, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My husbands family were miners in Penn. So this museum allowed you to go back and experience what it was like then.

Review collected in partnership with Radisson Hotels

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

So much information. From the beginning of the industry to the end. Take your children, they need to see how young boys had to help support their families. They would start them at age 7 and they would go underground from age 13 !! Much information on how workers conditions were improved over the years but still such a dangerous... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I was very impressed with the realistic, but safe, mine conditions presented. The docent was funny, self effacing, and knowledgeable. Mock ups of men and boys helped present the reality and dangers inherent to mining to those of us unfamiliar. I have a great respect now for those who wrought a life underground. Wear comfortable shoes because you'll be walking... More 

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

This muse is on the same grounds as the Lackawana Coal Tour. It opens at 9, an hour earlier than Lackawana which is perfect for early starters. I expected blah, but was delighted with everything from the video to the display on Scranton lace mills. There is a lot to see in the museum but more reading required here than... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

If you are in an electric city, you need to go to this museum. The museum is a small but extremely detailed. When I was there, the first impression is that this museum is small. But I easily spent 2 hours there (I could have stayed longer), since this historical museum covers the history of women during WWII, the immigrants... More 

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Long Island, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Well kept and nicely curated museum highlighting the anthracite coal from the region and the various peoples who dug it out of the ground.

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Pine Bush, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Anthracite Heritage Museum is a large building located UPHILL and BEHIND the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour. The Anthracite Museum is a separate attraction with a separate entrance fee; however a small discount is given if you go on the coal mine tour first. I would advise taking the coal mine tour first. (Note that both the Coal Mine Tour... More 

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you are into coal, this would be a good museum to go to. The museum did not have that many visible staff, but the ones we interacted with were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. There was a gallery devoted to an artist who specialized in painting and sculpting coal mine workers, who did a beautiful job. There was a cutaway... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I really expected a well-meaning but modest exhibit of pickaxes, miners' helmets, miners' lunch pails, and some pictures, but this was so much more. The administrator led us through an hour-long tour , and I could have stayed even longer, taking pictures and examining the exhibits more carefully. Even though I grew up in this area and had grandfathers who... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I learned so much today that I hadn't considered for years about northeast pa. The people who run the tours really know their information and they're passionate to share the rich history and hard work that went into the mines. This is worth the trip, it's interesting for kids and adults alike. Wear a sweater and old shoes because it... More 

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Address: Scranton, PA
Phone Number: 570-963-4804
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Scranton

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