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Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum

Scranton, PA
+1 570-963-4804
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Interesting tour of a real coal mine!

We had a lot of fun and found the tour very interesting. Tony was informative and passionate about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
great stop

the two of us enjoyed this stop learned about an artist of the time something we did not know... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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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 good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
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“coal mining” (16 reviews)
“silk weaving” (2 reviews)
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Scranton, PA
+1 570-963-4804
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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
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

Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a nice museum to learn about the coal miners and their very tough life working in the coal mines. Museum is a good size, but its a little run down, admission is $7 to get in and compliments the coal mine tour nicely.

Thank Justin C
Reviewed 16 August 2017

So yes - this museum looks like an abandoned school with 3 port o johns on the outside, and as it turns out it's a great museum with 3 port o johns outside! Inside there is great lighting and wonderful information and inspiration to be...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Beginning with the film about the history of mining, this museum was much different from those I have experienced in the past. There was a feeling of pride an honor but also sadness in this low tech museum. Although my background knowledge was lacking I...More

Thank Maureen H
Reviewed 12 August 2017

There are two parts to the museum, the museum proper at the top of the hill, which we visited some months ago and found utterly fascinating in its exploration of the facts and social culture of mining, and the mine tour itself. It was the...More

1  Thank lnwyd
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I came here after touring the Lackawanna Coal Mine thinking that it would not be much. It was far more than I expected. There is much to see here. If you visit the mine, visit here too.

2  Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This sounded like an interesting museum, and it turned out to be quite a gem! The recommended 1 hour was clearly not enough, the exhibits are extensive and very well organized and sequential. Could have spent the better part of the day reading all that!...More

1  Thank Muffarah M
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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