Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, Scranton

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The Anthracite Heritage Museum serves the educational needs of the public regarding the story of hard coal mining, its related industries, and the immigrant culture of northeastern Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and is actively supported by the Anthracite Heritage Museum and Iron Furnaces Associates which is a non-profit community based organization.

The Anthracite Heritage Museum and Scranton Iron Furnaces welcomes and encourages support from individuals, organizations, foundations, corporations, businesses, and other entities that enables the educational mission to preserve, interpret and promote the heritage of the Anthracite Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Monetary donations, memorial gifts or contributions to the Annual Appeal help to achieve the goals and objectives of the Anthracite Heritage Museum and Scranton Iron Furnaces.
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  • After the mine tour be sure to tour the museum.. See the video to see how the miners lived and worked and were beholding to the mine owners for jobs, housing and even the company store.  more »
  • Whatever you do, don’t wear a dress and sandals. I wasn’t expecting to go, so I didn’t dress for it. Tons of info, lots of stuff to see.....and dirty!!!! (Coal). Dirts fine, but I slipped in the mine ...  more »
  • This was fun to walk around. The staff member who took our money followed us into the museum and gave us a long, informative introduction that was very helpful. Another man in the museum who was a "re...  more »
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  • My boyfriend and I went here on a rainy day a few weeks ago. It was pretty interesting. We'll be returning the the spring for the tour!
  • There are nice displays and pictures in this museum detailing the history of this area and coal mining. My daughter really likes the fake saloon and church. They have a nice gift shop with a lot of coal mining and ethnic souvenirs.
  • The staff couldn't have been nicer. The facility was bright, open, and inviting. Room after room brought the early days of Scranton and its environs to life. For those who forgot, or never understood why unions exist, the Anthracite Museum is a great reminder. I remain so proud that I come from such people. Each display is informative and moving. One of the better moments visiting my home town with my family. On leaving, we spied a sharp-shinned hawk perched in a tree just down the road, adding to this wonderful experience.
  • Great place to learn.
  • A nice niche museum with very friendly staff and an old style charm. Start the tour by watching a history video on the coal industry (which is actually a VHS tape) and then tour three themed exhibits to learn about the coal mining industry. A nice way to spend an hour instead of hoping to get a spot on the coal mine tour.
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