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Mauch Chunk Museum & Cultural Center

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I like to learn the behind-the-scenes details on historical places, and this local museum added a... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
Peter A
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
The docent was welcoming and knowledgeable

It was easy to see the passion for preservation and history in the museum staff and exhibits... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Louise D
Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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“walk around”(3 reviews)
“short video”(2 reviews)
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41 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-1931
+1 570-325-9190
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Reviewed yesterday

Worth stopping there, especially when it’s too rainy to do outdoor activities. We enjoyed all the artifacts.

Thank bonnieyagiela
Reviewed 26 January 2018

The tour starts with about a 15 minute video, which is interesting and informative but could use some updating and better technology. The exhibits range from mediocre to good. It provides a nice background of Mauch Chunk/Jim Thorpe, but not sure it's worth the price...More

1  Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Needs an update. Video should be updated. Along with displays. Lots of good information but needs a fresh look and be more user friendly. Too much tedious reading. Could present their material using better technology and displays.

1  Thank pe4kms
Reviewed 18 December 2017

I like to learn the behind-the-scenes details on historical places, and this local museum added a lot of appreciation for how the town came to be and its role in the industrial growth of our country a century or more ago. While Jim Thorpe is...More

1  Thank Peter A
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Very interesting place to visit while in Jim Thorpe. Had no idea how the town received its name, and the articles and history was very enlightening.

1  Thank Pat H
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Not crazy about this excursion. We watched a 12 min DVD on on how this town was renamed Jim Thorpe. Several pics of Jim Thorpe himself. Some history on mining...I just wish it had more to offer.

Thank Diana C
Reviewed 27 September 2017

For the coal-crackers tourist path, this is one spot to put on the list. If you want an idea for what Mauch Chunk is all about, I suggest checking this place out.

2  Thank Black S
Reviewed 26 August 2017

It was easy to see the passion for preservation and history in the museum staff and exhibits. There is great pride in sharing this history.

2  Thank Louise D
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I thought we definitely should visit this museum first thing to get acquainted with the background of the town. It is located in a big old church amongst the houses on the very steep Broadway Street. There is no parking available. If you are a...More

2  Thank GRNEYEDgirl3201
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

It's only $5 and it's chock full of memorabilia. The short video is a great overview of the area and a nice way to start a trip to Jim Thorpe. It smells like your great grandma's attic and I'm not sure it'd be good for...More

Thank PattyMcC7
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8 June 2016|
Response from dawnscookie | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry don't know the answer to that. I would give them a call the women working there is very helpful.