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Mauch Chunk Museum & Cultural Center

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Very informative

We stopped here on the way home from the Ponono's. The staff was very friendly and stopped in to... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2013
Christine H
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
small and informative

The movie is a good overview of the town's history (including acknowledging that Jim Thorpe's... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2012
Bethesda, MD
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41 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-1931
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

We stopped here on the way home from the Ponono's. The staff was very friendly and stopped in to see if we had questions several times. We enjoyed seeing the artifacts that were displayed there and learning about the town and Jim Thorpe. I had...More

2  Thank Christine H
Reviewed 9 April 2013

This whole building and its contents are so clearly a labor of love assembled by community members who really love their home. The choice of items exhibited aren't anything world-class, but you'll appreciate their true meaning to those people who collected and lovingly preserved these...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2012

Learn about the town's history and how they have revitalized from a coal center to tourism. They have been doing it a lot longer than you may think! Staff was very friendly and knowledgable

Thank Angie T
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Tara made the event a HUGE success. Dancing was had by all and literally EVERYONE had a great time, even the ghosts.

Thank McKnightJMM
Reviewed 4 September 2012

The movie is a good overview of the town's history (including acknowledging that Jim Thorpe's children are trying to get his body returned to Oklahoma), and the exhibits also describe the town's rise and fall and rise. The model of the railroad is very well...More

Thank orangerook
Reviewed 28 July 2012

We are always glad to help support those trying to keel the local history alive, but this museum was pretty lacking, It was mostly pictures on walls and a short movie that took up most of the visit. I would do it just to support...More

Thank PhillySon
Reviewed 23 July 2012

While not a large musuem, there is a lot here to give you a good feel for what life was like when Mauch Chunk came to be. The 15 minute film helps explai things and lots of articles to look at and read when it...More

Thank kongo2
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Wonderful visit to the Museum. Small museum but lots to see. History of Mauch Chunk, Jim Thorpe, Coal Mining, Incline Plain, RR and Lenape Indians. Loved it!!

Thank oceancitylover
Reviewed 16 June 2012

The video they show is so informative and we love history so we enjoyed seeing all the artifacts and learning about the coal industry's development.

Thank mrstemplin
Reviewed 7 June 2012

Interesting film, but mostly photos in museum. Modelmofnthe switchback railroad was interesting, showing how it worked.

Thank Carol S
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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.