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Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum

Scranton, PA
+1 570-963-4804
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More than just about coal

This was a great museum - it covered the whole social history of the area, describing in detail how... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2016
Rockland County, New York
Very Interesting history

If you know nothing about the area or about coal mining, this is a great place to start. Visit it... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2016
Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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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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“silk weaving” (2 reviews)
“lace making” (2 reviews)
Scranton, PA
+1 570-963-4804
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

This was a great museum - it covered the whole social history of the area, describing in detail how the various immigrant groups got to the Scranton area, and how they established themselves. There is a lot of coal mining machinery of course, and a...More

Thank Casualhiker22
Reviewed 23 November 2016

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....More

Thank kfl51
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....More

1  Thank MEEEK
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 1 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.

1  Thank AKM4755
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.

Thank Eldersburg61
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...More

1  Thank DeHeyMcA
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".

Thank Frank S
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.

Thank john2sugar
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...More

Thank whiskey3pa
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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