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Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum

Scranton, PA
+1 570-963-4804
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Saw a video about immigrant coal miners, their families and their lives. Museum displays carved... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Columbia, Pennsylvania

While the shop and tour were closed for the season you can still see the mine entrance and some... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Alyssa B
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“coal mining” (14 reviews)
“silk weaving” (2 reviews)
“lace making” (2 reviews)
Scranton, PA
+1 570-963-4804
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

While the shop and tour were closed for the season you can still see the mine entrance and some cool equipment

Thank Alyssa B
Reviewed 28 March 2017

My fiancé and I recently visited this museum as a cute little local date. It was well priced, and had loads of interesting pieces. We learned about the coal mines, silk trade, and what life was like in our area back in the day. It...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I wasn't quite sure what to expect at first because we were going to a museum about coal however, I was pleasantly surprised. There was so much to see here and it was a lot more interesting than I ever would have expected.

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 24 January 2017

There is so much to be learned about area history here; various machines from the coal mining days are on display. I took my nephew and son here and they loved it.

Thank barbaradetz
Reviewed 15 January 2017

It is educational and fun at the same time. It is well run and you can learn a lot about the area's history while having an enjoyable day out.

Thank Happy_Gourmet1
Reviewed 6 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
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how do I get there using public transport
20 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