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Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum

Scranton, PA
570-963-4804
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Ranked #7 of 16 Attractions in Scranton
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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English first
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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5 attraction reviews
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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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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Dutch country
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18 attraction reviews
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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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