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“interesting history”

Mauch Chunk Museum & Cultural Center
Ranked #12 of 26 things to do in Jim Thorpe
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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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"short movie"
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"coal mining"
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"walk around"
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"exhibits"
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"video"
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"memorabilia"
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"docent"
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"railroad"
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"town"
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"history"
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"switchbacks"
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"collection"
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed, Closed in winter during the week. Website says open weekdays in summer, so I am unsure if that is Only July-August. Trip advisor should be updated. A very nice woman (over the phone) gave me tons of information, and sent me to the information center at the railroad station! Many restaurants and shops are open in the winter

Thank Debbie L
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

We visited the museum in February. Many of the other attractions, like the Packer Museum and Railroad Tour, were closed for the winter season. The museum was a great alternative! For a small fee, around $5 I think, we got to see a short movie on the history of the area, then got to walk around and see relics of the past. The lady on duty was very helpful in answering questions. There are books and other souvenirs available for purchase. Definitely worth visiting if you are in the area!

Thank dzolin8
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

This museum displays the history of Mauch Chunk. It is amazing! From the automated orchestral machine to the displays of the switchback railroad. It details the economic and cultural past of Jim Thorpe, PA. Some of the displays need updating, but overall, it is well worth your time. Plan at least an hour and a half.

Thank BuzzBray
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

I did not expect much when I came here at first. No, this is not your typical small town museum. It really does give a detaile history of the town.

Thank JohnBCowgill
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