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Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum

Scranton, PA
+1 570-963-4804
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Great look back at a coal miner's job.

Very informative. Refreshing place to visit when it's 90 degrees out. Be sure to bring jackets, it... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2016
Syracuse, NY
via mobile
Greatly Improved Over the Years

Some things that you may need to know: The Museum and the Coal Mine Tours are two separate... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2016
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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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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Very informative. Refreshing place to visit when it's 90 degrees out. Be sure to bring jackets, it did get cold down there. My 9,11 and 13 year old grandchildren enjoyed it.

Thank MAOSyracuse_NY
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Some things that you may need to know: The Museum and the Coal Mine Tours are two separate attractions with each having it's own admission . The Museum is wonderful . Expect to be there more than an hour. If you are from the area...More

Thank packednreadyNePa
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.

Thank kkoons
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...More

Thank EllenLBK
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...More

Thank Wallyjoe
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.

Thank Lonnie S
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...More

1  Thank Shawn H
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

Thank lds1331
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,...More

2  Thank Bob B
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...More

Thank Willof72
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how do I get there using public transport
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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