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“the grandchildren had a ball looking and asking questions!”

Ranked #6 of 34 things to do in Scranton
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed July 2, 2012

Just a learning experience and the place to visit for the history of our king, coal! this area was based on coal and was in its hayday the reason scranton and surrounding areas grew! Got to know the history of where you live to appreciate it!

Thank Suzanne S
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

Pretty cool but not for people who don't like descending down into darkness.

Thank PJM37
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

Coal mining was hard and dirty job and still is. This musem broght this wasy of life to a realality.

1  Thank grey3346
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

This is a great little history place! One things for sure is this, A great little train ride goes along way!

1  Thank Hannah H
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

Scranton bears the scars of anthracite mining and this museum provides a fascinating insight into history of the region's coal mines. The exhibits are well researched and presented. They delve into the troubled labor history of the Lacawanna and Luzerne valleys at the turn of the century. L
The topic of child labor is not swept under the carpet. Immigrants and thereligions they brought to Scranton are showcased.

Highly recommended.

2  Thank kgmontreal
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