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Eckley Miners' Village

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Address: 2 Eckley Main St, Weatherly, PA 18255-5030
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A look at the past.

A nice place to visit to see our Coal Mining heritage in NE PA. Rebuilt but back to original scenery Coal Breaker. Watch the movie The Molly McQuires with Sean Connery and it was... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
pappag1945
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McAdoo, Pennsylvania
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McAdoo, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

A nice place to visit to see our Coal Mining heritage in NE PA. Rebuilt but back to original scenery Coal Breaker. Watch the movie The Molly McQuires with Sean Connery and it was filmed there.

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Eckley Miner's Village was an unplanned stop while we were in PA for a couple of weeks. The sign on one of the highways caught my attention (Brown State Sign) so I looked it up on the internet that night in our hotel. The next day we ventured out to find this place and as another reviewer stated, GPS will... More 

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Reviewed 4 September 2016

Very interesting and well done exhibit/video and tour of the plight of the early immigrant who came to the USA from Europe for a better life. Life possibly was a little better but was extremely hard times for both male/female and even boys as young as 8 years old. Well worth the trip. Be advised that it is off the... More 

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Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and responding. It is important for us to help tell the stories of families who immigrated to this area and the struggles for men, women, and children in a coal mining community. While we are off the beaten path, we try to let visitor's know that it was even harder to find in the 1880s with... More 

Johnson City, Tennessee
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This village is a great living history of early coal mining, 1850's, and the labor involved. A lot of child labor was used for many years. The main street is about a quarter of a mile long, you can walk or drive down the road. Looking down the street from the beginning of the road, it runs 245 degrees. So... More 

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Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review for photographers. We do get some great light out here in the early morning and evenings. While the visitor center is open from 9am to 5pm, M-Sat, and noon-5pm on Sun, the site itself is open from dawn to dusk. We also have some great fall colors and interesting winter settings too. More 

Bangor, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

The small coal mining museum is very well done but you MUST go on the tour with a guide to be allowed into any building, therefore, make sure there is a tourguide and get there when the tour is offered (only twice a day) it's a long trip for a little history. Our tour guide was o.k. but he didn't... More 

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Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit. Unfortunately our visitation only allows us to give the two tours each day from Memorial Day to Labor Day. We are exploring other options for weekends next year that may include docents in the buildings. We are also planning refresher materials for tour guides to make sure that they are fully informed of the core... More 

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

I've both visited this place and volunteered there for a short time. What can I say? This place is amazing! It really shows what an old village from centuries ago was like. There's even the old mill prop that they used in the movie that was about The Molly Maguires; I'm not kidding! It's still standing. They also have a... More 

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Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review. We are proud of the site and its unique features and hope to see you back maybe for an event weekend or program. More 

Edgewater, New Jersey
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

I grew up in nearby Hazleton, and have never been to Eckley Miner's Village. This year I've gone twice! Took my nephews and nieces to the Poconos over the weekend, with an overnight stay at a hotel in Hazleton. I figured I'd take them to explore Eckley Miner's Village for a bit, before heading off to Jim Thorpe. We were... More 

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Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review. I'm glad you were able to explore the site and get a sense of the region's history. And yes, we do have electricity. The power lines and telephone lines were buried for filming of the Molly Maguires. More 

Drums, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Worth seeing once if your in the area or try to make the civil war reenactment or any of their special events. We have visited with our children and they even participated in the civil war reenactment. Very authenticate coal town but a little small and no refreshments unless it is one of their special days, then they have a... More 

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Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit, review, and the participation of your children. Our programming can be limited due to our location and visitation, but our museum store is stocked with snacks and drinks and there are restaurants and grocery stores close by for more substantial items. More 

New Jersey
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

We came when the buildings were not open. Because of its remote location, opening hours seem to be limited. We were able to walk through the village and get a sense of what life could be like during its heyday. Some of the homes are currently inhabitated. Many of the buildings are not open to the public or open only... More 

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Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review. You are correct that we are in a remote location which limits some of our programming and guided tours, but the museum and village are open most days of the year. Our busy season is from Memorial Day to Labor Day. More 

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Reviewed 15 July 2016

My grandfather was a coal miner. I knew of Eckley when it was a working mine. I have wanted to visit Eckley Miners' Village for a long time and finally got around to it. My husband and I both enjoyed it very much. We spent 3 hours there. This included a tour, the museum, a film, and a visit to... More 

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Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review. We do offer unique programming and heritage that can be very meaningful, especially if you have family members in the industry. More 

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