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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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I visited the museum when I visited my friends in Scranton. It was really good. If you are planning to visit Scranton, it is one of the things that needs to be on your to do list.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited the museum when I visited my friends in Scranton. It was really good. If you are planning to visit Scranton, it is one of the things that needs to be on your to do list.

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The exhibits are quite nice and the facility is equally nice. The building is packed with interesting and informative exhibits. They offer a video which sets the table for the exhibits. I would budget about 2 hours, more if you read slow. The staff were all helpful and friendly

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philadelphia area
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many of my family were coal miners (though not in the Scranton area) so I took a bunch of kids here. I'd recommend this for perhaps kids 8 and up. The two 5-year-olds were bored silly but the 7-year-olds were almost ready for it. A lot of the exhibits are about coal mining which was interesting. There's a beautiful parlor... More 

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Pittston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very informative and interesting tour. This is a good way for all ages to see how coal was extracted. On the tour you ride in a car, that was used to transport miners, down into an actual retired coal mine.

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Warminster, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't expecting much for a coal museum but this one was so engrossing! It covers a wide array of daily life that goes with coal mining. I wish we had left more time to see the exhibits. The staff was so nice. Definitely a must see!

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Syracuse, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Very informative. Refreshing place to visit when it's 90 degrees out. Be sure to bring jackets, it did get cold down there. My 9,11 and 13 year old grandchildren enjoyed it.

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NE PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Some things that you may need to know: The Museum and the Coal Mine Tours are two separate attractions with each having it's own admission . The Museum is wonderful . Expect to be there more than an hour. If you are from the area you probably know or are related to someone that "worked the mines". You will leave... More 

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DC Metro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I grew up in a coal town but never seen the mines. This was a great tour for all ages. The guides were very knowledgeable.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The coal miners in northeastern Pennsylvania worked long, hard hours to earn a small pay. They started as children, often 10 to 12 years old, working on the breakers and then going below. We learned what company housing and company stores were and how the miner's paycheck went first to these people with a small pittance to the miners. Our... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

My wife and I have lived in the area for about six years. When we have visitors this is a required stop. The grounds and the buildings really take you back and appreciate what you have. The tour underground leaves a great impression on every (except myself - claustrophobic)

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