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Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum

Scranton, PA
+1 570-963-4804
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Not Your Typical Coal Museum.

I came here after touring the Lackawanna Coal Mine thinking that it would not be... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Very nice collection

This sounded like an interesting museum, and it turned out to be quite a gem! The recommended 1... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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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  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
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“coal mining” (15 reviews)
“silk weaving” (2 reviews)
“lace making” (2 reviews)
Scranton, PA
+1 570-963-4804
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Reviewed yesterday

I came here after touring the Lackawanna Coal Mine thinking that it would not be much. It was far more than I expected. There is much to see here. If you visit the mine, visit here too.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed yesterday

This sounded like an interesting museum, and it turned out to be quite a gem! The recommended 1 hour was clearly not enough, the exhibits are extensive and very well organized and sequential. Could have spent the better part of the day reading all that!...More

Thank Muffarah M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The PA Anthracite Museum is next to the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour. There you can see replicas of the days when coal mining was big in NE PA. You can see pictures of miners at work in the coal mines.

Thank Coreen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I were interested in finding out about the coal mining industry, our great-grandparents and some of their family members immigrated to Scranton from Poland in the early 1900's. Some of our ancestors dropped out of school to work in the coal mines....More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I toon a day trip up to this museum in Scranton, and I was pleasantly surprised. Growing up near the Coal Region, and my mother's side being from the area and being employed in this trade, I have always had close ties to PA mining...More

Thank youthgoes
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful. Great exhibition. Tells a very comprehensive story. Also pays tribute to the role of the textile industry in the area. Spent 2 hours. Loved it.

Thank JOHN B
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Saw a video about immigrant coal miners, their families and their lives. Museum displays carved, polished coal sculptures. We learned about machine lace-making and the ingenuity that mechanized that industry. Museum staff are very nice and knowledgable.

Thank catbite527
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

While the shop and tour were closed for the season you can still see the mine entrance and some cool equipment

Thank Alyssa B
Reviewed 28 March 2017

My fiancé and I recently visited this museum as a cute little local date. It was well priced, and had loads of interesting pieces. We learned about the coal mines, silk trade, and what life was like in our area back in the day. It...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I wasn't quite sure what to expect at first because we were going to a museum about coal however, I was pleasantly surprised. There was so much to see here and it was a lot more interesting than I ever would have expected.

Thank Katie B
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19 October 2016|
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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