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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
Lots to see and read about.

Nice movie clip of history of Mauch Chunk. They have many items to see and read about. You'll... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-1931
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

Nice movie clip of history of Mauch Chunk. They have many items to see and read about. You'll read about Jim Thorp winning game against Eisenhower in 1912, I believe, to Molly Maguires, rail road, and coal industries ups and downs.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Great overview of the history of Jim Thorpe. If you want to know about local economics, tourism, and characters, be sure to stop in. Martha, the docent on staff for our visit was so knowledgeable and helpful. The museum is a definite must see.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

Low-key museum with lots of information about the town and the man well-displayed. Our docent was excellent and spent extra time answering our questions.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David C
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is a small museum, not very interactive, but informational nonetheless. Be sure to see the exhibit about the town's namesake, Jim Thorpe, and his athletic and Olympic success. Visitors can also learns about the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company that ultimately became the railroad....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

What a great museum, and it only cost $5. Very knowledgeable docent, and so much factual information about Jim Thorpe.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 25 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

Date of experience: October 2017
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Peter A
Reviewed 16 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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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7 June 2016|
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I'm sorry don't know the answer to that. I would give them a call the women working there is very helpful.