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Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum

Scranton, PA
+1 570-963-4804
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Coal mine tour

Very interesting tour. We learned a lot about the coal mining industry and its history than we ever... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
tagpds
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York, Pennsylvania
Quite Educational and Fun

I've been here twice in my life; once as a child, and then as an adult bringing my own children... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
HeatherSchillaci
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Laceyville, Pennsylvania
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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.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“coal mining” (16 reviews)
“silk weaving” (2 reviews)
“lace making” (2 reviews)
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Scranton, PA
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Very interesting tour. We learned a lot about the coal mining industry and its history than we ever knew. Would highly recommend it. Dress appropriately, it is cool in the mine and there is a fresh air fan system that makes a draft.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

I've been here twice in my life; once as a child, and then as an adult bringing my own children here. My tour guide was fun and very knowledgeable. My little boy who has ADHD was actually interested enough to stay focused on the tour.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

After the mine tour be sure to tour the museum.. See the video to see how the miners lived and worked and were beholding to the mine owners for jobs, housing and even the company store.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Whatever you do, don’t wear a dress and sandals. I wasn’t expecting to go, so I didn’t dress for it. Tons of info, lots of stuff to see.....and dirty!!!! (Coal). Dirts fine, but I slipped in the mine and landed on something quite cold and...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This was fun to walk around. The staff member who took our money followed us into the museum and gave us a long, informative introduction that was very helpful. Another man in the museum who was a "regular" added more good information. Nice stop, friendly...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

Best hole I have ever been in. My grandfather had his eyes blown out in a similar shaft in the early 1900’s

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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

We had a lot of fun and found the tour very interesting. Tony was informative and passionate about the coal mines history. Def recommend.

Thank Nicyo
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

the two of us enjoyed this stop learned about an artist of the time something we did not know before stopping here most enlightening for both adults and kids there is a real mind tour that ends early afternoon so go early in the day....More

Thank LARRY B
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

We visited the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem and a staff member recommended we visit here. The intro movie was great but the quality was poor, most likely do to being shown a lot. The museum is laid out very well. The silk...More

Thank Ryan B
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Amazing experience - not to be missed. We've been coming to the Scranton area for a few years now vising our kids in college. However, this was the first time we made it to the coal mine tour. Truly an eye opening experience and a...More

Thank RUBMW
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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
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