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Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum

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Address: Scranton, PA
Phone Number: +1 570-963-4804
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This museum documents the story and culture of the workers in the mines,...

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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This was a very informative and interesting tour. This is a good way for all ages to see how coal was extracted. On the tour you ride in a car, that was used to transport miners... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 August 2016
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Pittston, Pennsylvania
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Pittston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

This was a very informative and interesting tour. This is a good way for all ages to see how coal was extracted. On the tour you ride in a car, that was used to transport miners, down into an actual retired coal mine.

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Warminster, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I wasn't expecting much for a coal museum but this one was so engrossing! It covers a wide array of daily life that goes with coal mining. I wish we had left more time to see the exhibits. The staff was so nice. Definitely a must see!

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Syracuse, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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NE PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 you probably know or are related to someone that "worked the mines". You will leave... More 

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DC Metro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank kkoons
Annapolis, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 miner's paycheck went first to these people with a small pittance to the miners. Our... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 (except myself - claustrophobic)

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Laramie
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Alexandria Bay, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 notch and easy to understand and very informative! This is not to be missed if... More 

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Brooklyn, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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