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Eckley Miners' Village

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Eckley Miners' Village

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2 Eckley Main St, Weatherly, PA 18255-5030
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KaliRaven wrote a review Sep 2019
Cape May, New Jersey549 contributions81 helpful votes
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My family tree contains a few coal miners so I can truly appreciate what they had to endure to eek out a living. Eckley's museum is small but filled with plenty of items that show daily life at the patch town of Eckley & others in the area. The displayed items are compelling to look at & in good condition. As you head outside to see the houses stop by the gift shop for a glance at some interesting stuff. The grounds didn't have as many houses as I thought it would, but what is there is in pretty good shape & they photograph well. Check out the brochure map, it will point out 2 buildings & the breaker which still remain from the set of the 1970 movie The Molly Maguires.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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josie c wrote a review Sep 2019
Beechworth, Australia105 contributions42 helpful votes
Loved our visit to see how the miners lived. The houses are in excellent condition. Bit of a walk up the hill but plenty to see.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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teresa3000 wrote a review Sep 2019
Pennsylvania2,490 contributions296 helpful votes
Parking: Plenty of parking. It took us about 20 minutes to get here from 81. There were signs along the road to lead us here. Museum: Very interesting information. We saw a video and then walked around the museum. There was a tour but because of time we did not take it. Clean bathrooms. Village: You walk around the path and see the houses. There is nothing else to do. You go as far as you want to go. Overall, I like it. It was on our way home from the 1000 islands.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Bruce M wrote a review Aug 2019
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania98 contributions14 helpful votes
Originally from the area, we traveled here after convincing a friend to watch The Molly McGuires. The park service does a great job in keeping up with the needed maintenance. It is sad, though, that the number of visitors has decreased significantly over the years. This is definitely a must see for anyone interested in the history of the coal regions. I strongly suggest you watch the movie The Molly McGuires. While it is dated, it is very true to the history. I also suggest you take one of the guided tours which are offered at 11AM and 2PM. It would be horrible to see this site become forgotten and not visited.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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aw0rld2travel wrote a review Jul 2019
Orlando, Florida241 contributions148 helpful votes
Eckley's Miner's Village is a historical site set back a time when mining anthracite was important (1850's). Many of the buildings have been restored and are open for viewing with a tour guide. Our tour was 1 1/2 hours long and our tour guide connected to the village through his family's history (his grandparents were residents). He was both informative and shared interesting stories of his past visiting the village to see his grandparents. It is a wonderful site for anyone who likes history. Dogs were allowed (there was one on our tour) just not in the houses. Strongly recommend a visit with tour!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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