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Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum

Scranton, PA
+1 570-963-4804
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A gem behind a john!

So yes - this museum looks like an abandoned school with 3 port o johns on the outside, and as it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
James D
Salem, New Jersey
You'll appreciate the sacrifices of miners after this!

Beginning with the film about the history of mining, this museum was much different from those I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maureen H
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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 good39%
  • Average6%
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“coal mining” (16 reviews)
“silk weaving” (2 reviews)
“lace making” (2 reviews)
Scranton, PA
+1 570-963-4804
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The PA Anthracite Museum is next to the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour. There you can see replicas of the days when coal mining was big in NE PA. You can see pictures of miners at work in the coal mines.

Thank Coreen S
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

My sister and I were interested in finding out about the coal mining industry, our great-grandparents and some of their family members immigrated to Scranton from Poland in the early 1900's. Some of our ancestors dropped out of school to work in the coal mines....More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I toon a day trip up to this museum in Scranton, and I was pleasantly surprised. Growing up near the Coal Region, and my mother's side being from the area and being employed in this trade, I have always had close ties to PA mining...More

Thank youthgoes
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful. Great exhibition. Tells a very comprehensive story. Also pays tribute to the role of the textile industry in the area. Spent 2 hours. Loved it.

Thank JOHN B
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Saw a video about immigrant coal miners, their families and their lives. Museum displays carved, polished coal sculptures. We learned about machine lace-making and the ingenuity that mechanized that industry. Museum staff are very nice and knowledgable.

Thank catbite527
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19 October 2016|
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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