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Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum

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Address: Scranton, PA
Phone Number: 570-963-4804
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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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Great place informative n fun well kept n clean loved going into the mine was cool part of pa heritage

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2015
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Brooklyn, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Great place informative n fun well kept n clean loved going into the mine was cool part of pa heritage

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Norwich, New York
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We have driven past the sign for this museum many, many times, and were very glad that we finally stopped. The museum is full of the history of the area and how its culture evolved. The opening video was not the best quality (a bit fuzzy) but worth watching for an initial overview before starting in the main part of... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Visited after the Lackawanna Coal Mine tour, right next door. Helped in understanding birthplace of Scranton and Wilke-Barre in the industrial world and their immigrant roots.

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Morristown, NJ
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This very well laid out museum really add to the understand of the area's coal mining industry which also include a silk weaving industry supported by the wives and children of the miners. There a number of equipment displays as well as numerous interpretive signs although some are a little hard to ready. I would recommend doing the mine first... More 

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Warnerville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 20 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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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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