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Eckley Miners' Village

2 Eckley Main St, Weatherly, PA 18255-5030
+1 570-636-2070
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Great history lesson

Lengthy tour given by a docent with first hand knowledge of the life of a miner. She is the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fur4four
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Rochester, New York
Be sure to get there for the tour

We got here late in the day and missed the tour but what we could see of the grounds and of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christopher M
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Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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“coal mining” (15 reviews)
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2 Eckley Main St, Weatherly, PA 18255-5030
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+1 570-636-2070
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lengthy tour given by a docent with first hand knowledge of the life of a miner. She is the daughter of a PA coal miner. Would have been nice to see the inside of more houses, but you visit enough to get a flavor of...More

2  Thank Fur4four
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got here late in the day and missed the tour but what we could see of the grounds and of the museum inside the building was pretty interesting. The NEPA area is dotted with many coal-themed exhibits in museums; this one is a bit...More

1  Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The village a small, but nice museum that includes an informative film. From there you can take a self guided or a guided tour through the village. I recommend the guided tour because that grants you access inside the buildings. There are not many plaques...More

1  Thank Emily C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can't give it more then a one not very authentic Very disappointed. All of as where disappointed. To many up dates did not go in the museum part so can't say anything there but the village ☹️More

Thank sha6460
Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am sorry that you were disappointed with your visit. Maintaining a historic site has its challenges to authenticity especially with buildings that were not built to last very long in a relatively harsh environment. Preservation policies evolve over time and what may be acceptable...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Eckley's for their Irish Festival which was at best an Irish Day. There were Irish themed crafters with displays. Though the displays broke up the sight of the village houses. If you like taking photos that makes it hard. I thought there...More

1  Thank thesuburbangirl
Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and review. I am sorry you missed the outdoor stage which was set up mid-village. We try to vary the locations of performances due to potential weather and heat issues and some performances were outside and some were inside. Often...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped here Sunday as a spur of the minute decision. Unfortunately fours did not begin till Monday. But it is a quaint place with a rich history of the molly McGuires they have a printed schedule of events throughout year also.

Thank karen z
Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and review. Tours run from Memorial Day to Labor Day and weekends in September. However, we are always open for group tours of 10 or more which we give throughout the year.

Reviewed 15 November 2016

A nice place to visit to see our Coal Mining heritage in NE PA. Rebuilt but back to original scenery Coal Breaker. Watch the movie The Molly McQuires with Sean Connery and it was filmed there.

Thank pappag1945
Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit. Many of the houses have been partially reconstructed but with the exception of the museum building and breaker, company store, and mule barn, which are all movie props, the rest of the village structures are original.

Reviewed 14 October 2016

Eckley Miner's Village was an unplanned stop while we were in PA for a couple of weeks. The sign on one of the highways caught my attention (Brown State Sign) so I looked it up on the internet that night in our hotel. The next...More

2  Thank 1836Texian
Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and review. I am glad you enjoyed the site and hope you consider coming back for one of our programs.

Reviewed 4 September 2016

Very interesting and well done exhibit/video and tour of the plight of the early immigrant who came to the USA from Europe for a better life. Life possibly was a little better but was extremely hard times for both male/female and even boys as young...More

1  Thank Grandmother6
Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you for visiting and responding. It is important for us to help tell the stories of families who immigrated to this area and the struggles for men, women, and children in a coal mining community. While we are off the beaten path, we try...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

This village is a great living history of early coal mining, 1850's, and the labor involved. A lot of child labor was used for many years. The main street is about a quarter of a mile long, you can walk or drive down the road....More

Thank gehutch
Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you for your visit and review for photographers. We do get some great light out here in the early morning and evenings. While the visitor center is open from 9am to 5pm, M-Sat, and noon-5pm on Sun, the site itself is open from dawn...More

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barbaramD453JT
23 March 2017|
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Response from Bode M | Property representative |
Yes, the museum and village are open all year round, M-Sat, 9-5, Sun 12-5, except for winter holidays. We offer public guided tours of the site between Memorial Day and Labor Day. We offer group tours for 10 or more... More
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beurysgrove
8 December 2015|
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Response from Bode M | Property representative |
Hi, yes we are open all year except for fall, winter, and early spring holidays. With the exception of Christmas eve day from 2 pm, Christmas, New Years eve from 2 pm, and New Years Day, we will be open Monday through... More
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