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Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum

Scranton, PA
+1 570-963-4804
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Awesome museum

This museum starts with a filmstrip that imparts so much behind the scenes info about the early... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
Eldersburg, Maryland
Knowledgeable and Professional

Great experience! Our guide was knowledgeable and professional and you will discover the toil and... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Scranton, 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 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 25 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 6 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
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Many of my family were coal miners (though not in the Scranton area) so I took a bunch of kids here. I'd recommend this for perhaps kids 8 and up. The two 5-year-olds were bored silly but the 7-year-olds were almost ready for it. A...More

1  Thank elawson
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This was a very informative and interesting tour. This is a good way for all ages to see how coal was extracted. On the tour you ride in a car, that was used to transport miners, down into an actual retired coal mine.

Thank jsteg2015
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I wasn't expecting much for a coal museum but this one was so engrossing! It covers a wide array of daily life that goes with coal mining. I wish we had left more time to see the exhibits. The staff was so nice. Definitely a...More

Thank Jeanne H
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Very informative. Refreshing place to visit when it's 90 degrees out. Be sure to bring jackets, it did get cold down there. My 9,11 and 13 year old grandchildren enjoyed it.

Thank MAOSyracuse_NY
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Some things that you may need to know: The Museum and the Coal Mine Tours are two separate attractions with each having it's own admission . The Museum is wonderful . Expect to be there more than an hour. If you are from the area...More

Thank packednreadyNePa
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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