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Eckley Miners' Village

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Learned Coal Miners History

I wouldn’t make a special trip to see this but if you are already in the area, I would certainly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CampHiker
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Philadelphia
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Excellent Guided Tour of Historic Coal Mining Village

My wife and I spent an enjoyable afternoon both visiting the on-site museum and then taking a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
J0hn_and_Vivian
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Macungie, Pennsylvania, USA
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2 Eckley Main St, Weatherly, PA 18255-5030
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn’t make a special trip to see this but if you are already in the area, I would certainly set aside 1-2 hours to stop by. A weekend trip to combine a whitewater rafting, or biking trip with a visit here and a stroll...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I spent an enjoyable afternoon both visiting the on-site museum and then taking a guided tour for more than two hours that included visits inside several of the churches and houses that are normally kept locked and are actual structures from the...More

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Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we are happy you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Museum is small but informative. The Village has many buildings which have been preserved. We did not make the guided walking tour so did not go into any buildings. Interesting .More

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Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We do offer public tours from Memorial Day to Labor Day at 11 and 2, but offer group tours for 10 or more any day of the year. We also have several events scheduled that include music, food, educational activities,...More

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

You'll see a short film, view some museum exhibits, and walk or drive through the village. It's $8, or $7 with AAA. We did not have a guide, as they are only available at 11 AM and 2 PM. All of the buildings were closed,...More

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Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Eckley is focused on the domestic and social side of anthracite mining so our exhibits, churches, and houses tell the stories of people who came and lived here. The Lackawanna Mine Tour, Number 9 Mine Tour, and the Pioneer Tunnel...More

Reviewed August 14, 2018

This was a village actually used in "The Molly Maguires" with the houses and breaker. The tour explains the brutal lifestyle in which the miners were forced to live. This was a very eye opening experience.

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Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I hope you come back for one of our event weekends that highlight life in the Patchtowns.

Reviewed July 24, 2018

Eckley provides a museum that describes life in a coal mining family, displaying many artifacts from the 1800's through mid-1900's, and also an actual mining patch town consisting of many houses and buildings frozen in time and very well preserved. While you can walk through...More

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Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Our visitation limits our public tours to summer months, but group tours for 10 or more are available all year around.

Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

You don’t need to be a history lover to enjoy Eckley’s Miners Village - just willing to drive a little bit off the beaten path to get there. This is a neat place, chock full of local history and was the highlight of our day....More

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Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Public tours are available at 11 and 2, Memorial Day through Labor Day, but group tours are available all year for groups of 10 or more.

Reviewed July 20, 2018

I moved away from this area about 25 years ago. I was visiting family here and took my 11 year old granddaughter to see this village. She has not experienced 'coal country living'. We were too late for the guided tour so just walked on...More

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Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed May 31, 2018

Great museum, film & self guided tour. Loved being able to discover more about the lives of my grandparents in the early 1900’s. Wish we could have taken a guided tour, unfortunately guided tours begin in June 😟. I believe it would have greatly enhanced...More

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Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Visitation is better from Memorial Day through Labor Day which is when we offer public tours but group tours for 10 or more are available all year.

Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

We visited with our 10-year-old on a dreary February day. We knew we weren’t going to be able to see inside the buildings, but we did the film and museum and then walked/drove around the village. If you like history, you will get something from...More

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Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. While we only offer public tours during the warmer months, we do offer group tours all year round for groups of 10 or more. Group tours visit houses and churches.

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cherryiice
July 5, 2018|
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Response from hereshecomes | Reviewed this property |
We went on a rainy day in the off-season. None of the buildings were open, but we drove through the village to see the outsides of the buildings. The movie and museum in the visitors center give a lot of information about... More
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March 22, 2017|
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Response from Bode M | Property representative |
Yes, the museum and village are open all year round, M-Sat, 9-5, Sun 12-5, except for winter holidays. We offer public guided tours of the site between Memorial Day and Labor Day. We offer group tours for 10 or more... More
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beurysgrove
December 7, 2015|
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Response from Bode M | Property representative |
Hi, yes we are open all year except for fall, winter, and early spring holidays. With the exception of Christmas eve day from 2 pm, Christmas, New Years eve from 2 pm, and New Years Day, we will be open Monday through... More
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