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Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum

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Address: Scranton, PA
Phone Number: +1 570-963-4804
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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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Very Interesting history

If you know nothing about the area or about coal mining, this is a great place to start. Visit it in combination with the Coal Mine Tour next door to get a great understanding of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Merritt Island, Florida
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Merritt Island, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you know nothing about the area or about coal mining, this is a great place to start. Visit it in combination with the Coal Mine Tour next door to get a great understanding of this huge part of America's history. We really enjoyed it. There is a lot of reading involved if you take the time.

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Suffern, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My son and I, who had recently been to both the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine and Steam Train, as well as the National Museum of Industrial Heritage, both in Pennsylvania, really enjoyed this museum, as it tied in both of these other attractions very nicely. In its own right, the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum is a good way to learn... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was a nice place to visit after going down in the mine. It was very interesting to learn about the life of miners and women that worked in the textile factory. I love history so it was right up my alley. It is a self guided tour. I thought it was a little much for us to look around... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

A kind of potpourri of things of local interest. Some stuff was pretty interesting, but it is not that extensive. We'd have preferred to spend the time we spent here in Steamtown railroad museum.

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Eldersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This museum starts with a filmstrip that imparts so much behind the scenes info about the early miners and their jobs. Then you can wander at your leisure through the museum filled with truly amazing machinery and artifacts.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Great experience! Our guide was knowledgeable and professional and you will discover the toil and danger of the miners' job, plus the science of mining coal and the importance to our country in the late 19th and earlier 20th centuries. It was 90 degrees on the ground at the time of our visit but we were happy we carried a... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

What an amazing museum. They touch on everything from coal to lace factories. This is a great place for students to learn how thing were done in "The days".

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

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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