We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Scranton, PA
Phone Number:
+1 570-963-4804
Website
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 80 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
An Authentic Part of History

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 May 2016
Wallyjoe
,
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Add Photo Write a Review

80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 79: English reviews
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
156 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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)

Helpful?
Thank Wallyjoe
Laramie
Level Contributor
28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank Lonnie S
Alexandria Bay, New York
Level Contributor
175 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Shawn H
Brooklyn, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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

Helpful?
Thank lds1331
Durham, Maine
Level Contributor
189 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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, and even adjunct industries like the silk mills. Who knew there was a silk industry... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Bob B
Level Contributor
204 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 for another visit.

Helpful?
Thank Willof72
Brooklyn, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Great place informative n fun well kept n clean loved going into the mine was cool part of pa heritage

Helpful?
Thank lds1331
Norwich, New York
Level Contributor
30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

We have driven past the sign for this museum many, many times, and were very glad that we finally stopped. The museum is full of the history of the area and how its culture evolved. The opening video was not the best quality (a bit fuzzy) but worth watching for an initial overview before starting in the main part of... More 

Helpful?
Thank mspiegel
Syracuse, New York
Level Contributor
52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Visited after the Lackawanna Coal Mine tour, right next door. Helped in understanding birthplace of Scranton and Wilke-Barre in the industrial world and their immigrant roots.

Helpful?
Thank Mike S
Morristown, NJ
Level Contributor
151 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

This very well laid out museum really add to the understand of the area's coal mining industry which also include a silk weaving industry supported by the wives and children of the miners. There a number of equipment displays as well as numerous interpretive signs although some are a little hard to ready. I would recommend doing the mine first... More 

Helpful?
Thank s1jag

Travellers who viewed Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum also viewed

 

Been to Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Chicago
5 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?