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Mauch Chunk Museum & Cultural Center

41 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
+1 570-325-9190
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Loved learning about the town of Jim Thorpe

Very interesting place to visit while in Jim Thorpe. Had no idea how the town received its name... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Pat H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The museum

Not crazy about this excursion. We watched a 12 min DVD on on how this town was renamed Jim... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Diana C
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41 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
+1 570-325-9190
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Very interesting place to visit while in Jim Thorpe. Had no idea how the town received its name, and the articles and history was very enlightening.

Thank Pat H
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Not crazy about this excursion. We watched a 12 min DVD on on how this town was renamed Jim Thorpe. Several pics of Jim Thorpe himself. Some history on mining...I just wish it had more to offer.

Thank Diana C
Reviewed 26 September 2017

For the coal-crackers tourist path, this is one spot to put on the list. If you want an idea for what Mauch Chunk is all about, I suggest checking this place out.

Thank Black S
Reviewed 26 August 2017

It was easy to see the passion for preservation and history in the museum staff and exhibits. There is great pride in sharing this history.

Thank Louise D
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I thought we definitely should visit this museum first thing to get acquainted with the background of the town. It is located in a big old church amongst the houses on the very steep Broadway Street. There is no parking available. If you are a...More

1  Thank GRNEYEDgirl3201
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

It's only $5 and it's chock full of memorabilia. The short video is a great overview of the area and a nice way to start a trip to Jim Thorpe. It smells like your great grandma's attic and I'm not sure it'd be good for...More

Thank PattyMcC7
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Interesting place if you want to know more about the history of Jim Thorpe. There's a lot in there and the movie helped us to understand what we were seeing. It is old and probably hasn't been updated in the last decade, but it's inexpensive...More

Thank toobusytoday
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Small friendly old fashioned museum. Docents eager to save Mauch Chunk/Jim Thorpe history which really enhanced our visit. A 20 minute video really sinks in the major details. A wise idea firstling upon arriving.

Thank CABarnes1219
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is a nice non guided tour with a video explaining a lot of the history of the town. It's very inexpensive and the staff were more than helpful.

Thank Electraglide2005
Reviewed 24 May 2017

small museum but informative town info, enjoyed it, don't think kids would enjoy it though unless they are older and into learning about history

Thank Emily H
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7 June 2016|
Response from dawnscookie | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry don't know the answer to that. I would give them a call the women working there is very helpful.