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Eckley Miners' Village

2 Eckley Main St, Weatherly, PA 18255-5030
+1 570-636-2070
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go during peak season

We were disappointed. We went at the end of Oct. and none of the buildings were open for viewing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
spinman15
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Ashtabula, Ohio
Step back in time

After watching a brief movie on the history of this town it really makes you appreciate how... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
ckcisme1966
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Colchester, Connecticut
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
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“coal mining” (16 reviews)
“guided tour” (8 reviews)
“gift shop” (10 reviews)
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2 Eckley Main St, Weatherly, PA 18255-5030
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+1 570-636-2070
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were disappointed. We went at the end of Oct. and none of the buildings were open for viewing. The main reason we made the trip out there was to see how the miners lived. During peak season there is a guided tour. The visitor's...More

Thank spinman15
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

After watching a brief movie on the history of this town it really makes you appreciate how difficult it was for these poor immigrants to work in the coal mines! They were treated like animals more than human beings! This should be an absolute stop...More

Thank ckcisme1966
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I visited the Eckley Miners Village during the 1940's WWII exhibit. The price of admission included a self guided tour through the museum and the miners village. There were different locations in the village with exhibits and demonstrators from the era, including the 1940's style...More

Thank me2xv
Reviewed 19 August 2017

My wife was born in Hazleton, PA and her father was a coal miner. We went back for a visit and are so glad we came to this museum. It indeed gave us a great insight of what life was like for those early pioneers...More

Thank John K
Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for your review and your visit. It is rewarding to our staff to be able to provide a unique and positive educational experience. Consider coming back to one of our events.

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Let your mind wander as you tour this old mining town. You get a sense of how difficult life was back then. The guide was very knowledgeable, however due to the large group, it was sometimes difficult to hear her. A portable mic would have...More

Thank NicuRN17
Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Most tour groups are modestly sized and allow for more direct interaction with the tour guide. Occasionally we are surprised by large groups, but the tour guides should be able to respond to questions.

Reviewed 17 August 2017

We enjoyed the museum, but we missed the tour by 15 minutes and weren't able to stay for the next one scheduled for three hours later. We walked along and listened to the cell phone tour, and we were not able to get into any...More

Thank imalocal
Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thanks for your review. Unfortunately our visitation levels dictate the tour schedule but we do offer a cell-phone self guided tour to visitors who miss the scheduled tour. Our staff are trained mostly to talk about the village and village life which is our focus....More

Reviewed 28 July 2017

This museum and tour was well worth our long and winding drive with a very confused GPS through the town of Weatherly and steep curves my car has never known! BUT we found it and made it JUST in time for the 11:00 Guided Tour....More

Thank GRNEYEDgirl3201
Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you had such a nice experience. Unfortunately because of the size of the site and the length of the tour as it stands, we can only get into 4 historic buildings on the tours. If you come back...More

Reviewed 21 July 2017

I am fortunate to have a friend whose maternal grandparents lived and raised 13 children in the village, one of whom was my friend's mother. While her grandmother was still living and still in the house, we visited several times and actually stayed overnight with...More

Thank Erin H
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Lengthy tour given by a docent with first hand knowledge of the life of a miner. She is the daughter of a PA coal miner. Would have been nice to see the inside of more houses, but you visit enough to get a flavor of...More

3  Thank Fur4four
Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for your review. The Molly Maguire story has had many tellings over the last 140 years. While we have some publications printed or written during a time of anti-Molly sentiment, we have others that are pro-Molly. If you are interested, look for a...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017

We got here late in the day and missed the tour but what we could see of the grounds and of the museum inside the building was pretty interesting. The NEPA area is dotted with many coal-themed exhibits in museums; this one is a bit...More

1  Thank Christopher M
Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank your for your reply. Eckley is mining village, or patchtown, that was once part of a larger coal mining complex. If you cannot make a guided tour, we do offer a cell phone based walking tour.

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barbaramD453JT
23 March 2017|
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Response from Bode M | Property representative |
Yes, the museum and village are open all year round, M-Sat, 9-5, Sun 12-5, except for winter holidays. We offer public guided tours of the site between Memorial Day and Labor Day. We offer group tours for 10 or more... More
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beurysgrove
7 December 2015|
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Response from Bode M | Property representative |
Hi, yes we are open all year except for fall, winter, and early spring holidays. With the exception of Christmas eve day from 2 pm, Christmas, New Years eve from 2 pm, and New Years Day, we will be open Monday through... More
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