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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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Amazingly detailed Museum

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... read more

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

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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45 attraction reviews
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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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5 attraction reviews
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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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forty fort
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a great museum you learn so much about thr coal in pa butthe place is set up so you learn and have fun

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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We are a family of 5 with 3 kids ages 8-almost 16. There was more to see here than we expected. There was a very impressive map of the area about 20 feet wide, showing all the mining tunnels. We found that the displays were somewhat biased towards the mine company owners, and seemed to tell much of the story... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Liked all the info on different ethnic groups that mined in Scranton; also gave info on women and children who worked in textile mills there. Lots of artifacts. A bit heavy on reading texts, but still interesting. Not particularly suitable for young children -- not much interactivity for them. But I loved it all the more!

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Kingston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I really enjoyed this museum. It shows not only the coal mining in the area, which it is noted for, but also mill work. Silk mills were as big a deal in this area as the mines were but the mines get most of the attention. White lung is just as common as black lung here.

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