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Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum

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Address: Scranton, PA
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This museum documents the story and culture of the workers in the mines,...

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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Great tour

I grew up in a coal town but never seen the mines. This was a great tour for all ages. The guides were very knowledgeable.

Reviewed 21 June 2016
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DC Metro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

I grew up in a coal town but never seen the mines. This was a great tour for all ages. The guides were very knowledgeable.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

The coal miners in northeastern Pennsylvania worked long, hard hours to earn a small pay. They started as children, often 10 to 12 years old, working on the breakers and then going below. We learned what company housing and company stores were and how the miner's paycheck went first to these people with a small pittance to the miners. Our... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

My wife and I have lived in the area for about six years. When we have visitors this is a required stop. The grounds and the buildings really take you back and appreciate what you have. The tour underground leaves a great impression on every (except myself - claustrophobic)

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Laramie
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Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Nicely done, lots of great info about the history of coal mining in the area and other related industries. We all enjoyed the museum a lot more than we thought we would. Tough way to make a living back in the day.

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Alexandria Bay, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

This museum really helps visitors understand the importance of coal to the area and how the coal mining industry really shaped this area. The people, history, cultural, immigrants, their customs, and religion are brought to life in this multifaceted museum. Displays and information are top notch and easy to understand and very informative! This is not to be missed if... More 

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Brooklyn, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

i did the tour with my sister and husband and absolutely loved it will be bringing friends and family back in the future for sure and for the museaum too

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Durham, Maine
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

My wife had to drag me into this place kicking and screaming... Coal? Who cares? But I gotta tell ya, it's quite impressive. It's about a lot more than just coal. They tell you about the immigrants hired to mine the coal, the entire history, and even adjunct industries like the silk mills. Who knew there was a silk industry... More 

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Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

My daughter insisted on touring this. I was hesitant but we had a fantastic time! We toured the mine and realized just how easy we have it. It humbles you after visiting history. The museum was nice and very well laid out. We will return for another visit.

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Brooklyn, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Great place informative n fun well kept n clean loved going into the mine was cool part of pa heritage

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Norwich, New York
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Reviewed 13 November 2015

We have driven past the sign for this museum many, many times, and were very glad that we finally stopped. The museum is full of the history of the area and how its culture evolved. The opening video was not the best quality (a bit fuzzy) but worth watching for an initial overview before starting in the main part of... More 

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