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Eckley Miners' Village

2 Eckley Main St, Weatherly, PA 18255-5030
+1 570-636-2070
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Nice place

We stopped here Sunday as a spur of the minute decision. Unfortunately fours did not begin till... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
karen z
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Lakeville, Pennsylvania
via mobile
A look at the past.

A nice place to visit to see our Coal Mining heritage in NE PA. Rebuilt but back to original... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
pappag1945
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McAdoo, Pennsylvania
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2 Eckley Main St, Weatherly, PA 18255-5030
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here Sunday as a spur of the minute decision. Unfortunately fours did not begin till Monday. But it is a quaint place with a rich history of the molly McGuires they have a printed schedule of events throughout year also.

Thank karen z
Reviewed 15 November 2016

A nice place to visit to see our Coal Mining heritage in NE PA. Rebuilt but back to original scenery Coal Breaker. Watch the movie The Molly McQuires with Sean Connery and it was filmed there.

Thank pappag1945
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Eckley Miner's Village was an unplanned stop while we were in PA for a couple of weeks. The sign on one of the highways caught my attention (Brown State Sign) so I looked it up on the internet that night in our hotel. The next...More

1  Thank 1836Texian
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Very interesting and well done exhibit/video and tour of the plight of the early immigrant who came to the USA from Europe for a better life. Life possibly was a little better but was extremely hard times for both male/female and even boys as young...More

1  Thank Grandmother6
Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you for visiting and responding. It is important for us to help tell the stories of families who immigrated to this area and the struggles for men, women, and children in a coal mining community. While we are off the beaten path, we try...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

This village is a great living history of early coal mining, 1850's, and the labor involved. A lot of child labor was used for many years. The main street is about a quarter of a mile long, you can walk or drive down the road....More

Thank gehutch
Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you for your visit and review for photographers. We do get some great light out here in the early morning and evenings. While the visitor center is open from 9am to 5pm, M-Sat, and noon-5pm on Sun, the site itself is open from dawn...More

Reviewed 14 August 2016

The small coal mining museum is very well done but you MUST go on the tour with a guide to be allowed into any building, therefore, make sure there is a tourguide and get there when the tour is offered (only twice a day) it's...More

1  Thank Cheryl C
Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Thank you for your visit. Unfortunately our visitation only allows us to give the two tours each day from Memorial Day to Labor Day. We are exploring other options for weekends next year that may include docents in the buildings. We are also planning refresher...More

Reviewed 11 August 2016

I've both visited this place and volunteered there for a short time. What can I say? This place is amazing! It really shows what an old village from centuries ago was like. There's even the old mill prop that they used in the movie that...More

1  Thank Black S
Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Thank you for your visit and review. We are proud of the site and its unique features and hope to see you back maybe for an event weekend or program.

Reviewed 27 July 2016

I grew up in nearby Hazleton, and have never been to Eckley Miner's Village. This year I've gone twice! Took my nephews and nieces to the Poconos over the weekend, with an overnight stay at a hotel in Hazleton. I figured I'd take them to...More

1  Thank DarrylA1A
Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Thank you for your visit and review. I'm glad you were able to explore the site and get a sense of the region's history. And yes, we do have electricity. The power lines and telephone lines were buried for filming of the Molly Maguires.

Reviewed 26 July 2016

Worth seeing once if your in the area or try to make the civil war reenactment or any of their special events. We have visited with our children and they even participated in the civil war reenactment. Very authenticate coal town but a little small...More

Thank trurizkt2016
Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Thank you for your visit, review, and the participation of your children. Our programming can be limited due to our location and visitation, but our museum store is stocked with snacks and drinks and there are restaurants and grocery stores close by for more substantial...More

Reviewed 17 July 2016

We came when the buildings were not open. Because of its remote location, opening hours seem to be limited. We were able to walk through the village and get a sense of what life could be like during its heyday. Some of the homes are...More

Thank PepperNewJersey
Bode M, Site Administrator at Eckley Miners' Village, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Thank you for your visit and review. You are correct that we are in a remote location which limits some of our programming and guided tours, but the museum and village are open most days of the year. Our busy season is from Memorial Day...More

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barbaramD453JT
Are your tours open weekends in April? Website where I can find full information? Thank you!
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
I read something about visiting at Christmas time but there is nothing on their website?
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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