Eckley Miners' Village

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Eckley Miners' Village
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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MagnumBatt01
Tucson, AZ244 contributions
Limited hours, still worth the visit
May 2021
The visitor center/museum was still running reduced hours and was closed when were there, but you could still get out and walk the streets of the village, see then houses and get some of the experience. We had one of the volunteers stop and give us a self-guided tour map which was very nice and helpful. Sure glad we stopped even thought it was closed.
Written May 21, 2021
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Tom
Kinnelon, NJ69 contributions
Excellent Visitors Center
Apr. 2021 • Couples
I have been researching anthracite coal country history and found the visitor’s center exhibits and film do a great job in illuminating the mining life (of the miners, wives and children). If you have ancestors who worked or lived in mining communities you need to visit this museum. If you have no particular connection to mining but are in the area this is a stop well worth making.
Written May 1, 2021
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UrbanMonkey
18 contributions
Interesting History of Early Mining
Oct. 2020
This is a rather large Miners village with one main street. Contains a visitor’s center which was closed due to Covid, as well as, many miners’ houses, several churches, the village company store, and the actual mine, which is unaccessible. Its really a lovely walk through the village.
Written October 27, 2020
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KaliRaven
Cape May, NJ545 contributions
Coal Miners Granddaughter
Sep. 2019
My family tree contains a few coal miners so I can truly appreciate what they had to endure to eek out a living. Eckley's museum is small but filled with plenty of items that show daily life at the patch town of Eckley & others in the area. The displayed items are compelling to look at & in good condition. As you head outside to see the houses stop by the gift shop for a glance at some interesting stuff. The grounds didn't have as many houses as I thought it would, but what is there is in pretty good shape & they photograph well. Check out the brochure map, it will point out 2 buildings & the breaker which still remain from the set of the 1970 movie The Molly Maguires.
Written October 1, 2019
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teresa3000
Pennsylvania2,642 contributions
Good Museum
Jul. 2019
Parking: Plenty of parking. It took us about 20 minutes to get here from 81. There were signs along the road to lead us here.

Museum: Very interesting information. We saw a video and then walked around the museum. There was a tour but because of time we did not take it. Clean bathrooms.

Village: You walk around the path and see the houses. There is nothing else to do. You go as far as you want to go.

Overall, I like it. It was on our way home from the 1000 islands.
Written September 2, 2019
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Bruce M
Selinsgrove, PA98 contributions
Great piece of history
Aug. 2019
Originally from the area, we traveled here after convincing a friend to watch The Molly McGuires. The park service does a great job in keeping up with the needed maintenance. It is sad, though, that the number of visitors has decreased significantly over the years. This is definitely a must see for anyone interested in the history of the coal regions. I strongly suggest you watch the movie The Molly McGuires. While it is dated, it is very true to the history. I also suggest you take one of the guided tours which are offered at 11AM and 2PM. It would be horrible to see this site become forgotten and not visited.
Written August 12, 2019
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aw0rld2travel
Orlando, FL248 contributions
A Glimpse of the Past
Jul. 2019 • Couples
Eckley's Miner's Village is a historical site set back a time when mining anthracite was important (1850's). Many of the buildings have been restored and are open for viewing with a tour guide. Our tour was 1 1/2 hours long and our tour guide connected to the village through his family's history (his grandparents were residents). He was both informative and shared interesting stories of his past visiting the village to see his grandparents.

It is a wonderful site for anyone who likes history. Dogs were allowed (there was one on our tour) just not in the houses. Strongly recommend a visit with tour!
Written July 18, 2019
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Hansamccr
1 contribution
Sunday visit.
Jun. 2019 • Couples
Wonderful place full of history, you can drive thru or walk. If you drive there are places to pack along the way.
Would very much do this again.
Written June 2, 2019
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Margalit K
Princeton, NJ15 contributions
Disappointing
Oct. 2018
Went out of our way and found this village pretty much closed up. The museum was interesting but nothing much to see in the village.
Written December 8, 2018
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Jean G
Harrisburg, PA46 contributions
Great history
Nov. 2018 • Solo
Wonderful place for young children to learn about the coal mines.
Was in a film for Molly McQuaries. was just released again. Local actors.
Written November 24, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Eckley Miners' Village

Eckley Miners' Village is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.