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Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum

Scranton, PA
570-963-4804
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Ranked #5 of 15 attractions in Scranton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Kingston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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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Dutch country
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

The Museum is just a short walk out the back and up the hill of the Lackawana Coal Mine museum. There is a short film to watch first. Depending on how interested you are in mining or how curious you became, you can wander thru ths fascinating collection of mining and living at the mines for a couple of hours.... More

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Have been here several times with family and out of town guests and all have enjoyed it! Go to McDade Park which is part of the experience and fish, picnic, relax or just walk around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Learned alot about the area and the innovation that was involved with the correspondence school in Scranton

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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This museum is right up the hill from the Lackawanna County Coal Tour, so I stopped in afterward doing that. If you show your receipt from the tour you get $1 off admission, so it's $6 for adults. It's small but it has great mining-related paraphernalia. I also enjoyed the exhibit on women's roles in town and the silk production... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Lots of information, displays and movie. Amazing photos and documentation. A 'step back in time' with the history.

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Falls Wyoming County, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The Anthracite Museum is a treasure trove of coal mining history! If you are visiting Scranton and have the time, definitely do not miss this along with the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour. The museum has many railroad and coal mining maps, displays, and a first rate gift shop. The gift shop has many books and gifts from varied ethnic cultures... More

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East Northport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Scranton is built on anthracite coal - literally and figuratively, and perhaps on silk and lace as well. And the immigrants who worked in both fields. The men - and boys, worked the mines, and the women worked at companies like Scranton Lace. This museum tells part of their stories.

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Lake Winola, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We enjoyed the Museum very much. Since our family wer coal miners, we learned alot obout the working conditions they had to endure, I recoment the Museum and the coal mine tour to everyone.

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Rochester NY area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Nice exhibits; a basic, good movie about the coal industry and the inhabitants of the area...small but interesting gift shop, too. Shares the parking area with the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour

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