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Learned alot about our heritage in Scranton.

The museum is small but a nice place to show the kids some history on a rainy afternoon. Truly... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Excellent overview of the early immigrants to the area

The museum was very informative about the early immigrants to the area. I went down into the mine... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
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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.
Scranton, PA
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum is small but a nice place to show the kids some history on a rainy afternoon. Truly found the exhibits fascinating an educational. Recommended for older children and history buffs. Not a real hoot for young kids.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tattooedconservative
Reviewed November 27, 2018

I think some reviewers were confused by the name of this museum. It is a MUSEUM not a tour. If you want a coal mine tour you have to walk/drive next door to the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour. Check the hours before you visit. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

The museum was very informative about the early immigrants to the area. I went down into the mine twice with different visitors to the area.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Bonnie F
Reviewed October 25, 2018

This gave a very clear view of what it was like to mine anthracite coal. Our guide was a retired coal miner, and he gave excellent descriptions of how the mine worked and how the miners lived. It was sobering to think of young children...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leonard R
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

If you want to learn about northeast PA miners this is the place to go, great tour into the mine, for the whole family.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gerard S
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Went down into the mine on the tour and it was fun. The guide was very knowlegable and fun. To think about the conditions these guys went through is pretty gruesome. All in all a good tour and fun day.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JensogSetta
Reviewed September 18, 2018

The museum has numerous artifacts and stories about the history of Coal Mining in the area. You can easily spend over an hour or more reading all of the stories about the different ethnic groups, coal mine disasters and the greedy companies that caused death,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bbbob84
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Many great artifacts and sites to see in this museum. You can figure to spend an hour here to see it all.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pat9doerr11
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

This tour was very interesting. Learned a lot of stuff and gained a lot of appreciation for those who served in the mines. It’s really impossible to appreciate the working conditions unless you’ve actually seen it for yourself. Great piece of local history. The tour...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Chris G
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Wonderfully informative and well-documented museum on the coal mining region. The mine tour is a special treat with wonderful guides and interesting dialogue.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Barbara N
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Response from packednreadyNePa | Reviewed this property |
From what I can tell the route has been discontinued because of lack of ridership. The name for the bus line is COLTS . Trip advisor will not allow website links. try coltsbus.etc. If you can walk about 1/2 mile, the bus... More