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Eckley Miners' Village, Weatherly
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Eckley Miner's Village was an unplanned stop while we were in PA for a couple of weeks. The sign on one of the highways caught my attention (Brown State Sign) so I looked it up on the internet that ni... read more »
Very interesting and well done exhibit/video and tour of the plight of the early immigrant who came to the USA from Europe for a better life. Life possibly was a little better but was extremely hard t... read more »
This village is a great living history of early coal mining, 1850's, and the labor involved. A lot of child labor was used for many years. The main street is about a quarter of a mile long, you can wa... read more »
Took my in-laws from out of state to The Village tour. It was one of the worst tours I have been on. The guide talked about his family and how he mowed the lawn from sun up to sun down when he was a kid. This was not the kind of information we had hoped to learn. The guide could not answer a question someone asked but it was information my mother in law just read at the site, she answered the question. Bottom line is the guides (at least ours) need some training. This place could be so much better with educated guides.
Lots of fun looking at buildings used and made for the 1970 movie mollie maguires,with sean connery and richard harris.
"Hard coal , hard core!" Nice place to visit and learn about how "hard coal" shaped the region. Try to go on one of the themed weekends for a better experience . Museum and gift shop are nice. I would not have wanted to live in that point of history.
I would have rated higher, but our tour guide talked away from us and started the building lectures before everyone was in the building. I do recommend this visit to all to get a glimpse of a portion of PA history. See the movie The Molly McGuires before visiting.
This former coal mine owned town outside of Hazleton is full of history. The museum is very educational and contains many artifacts from the town and surrounding area. I am partial to this place since my great grandparents lived there. I remember visiting during the summer and seeing the big coal stoves in the kitchen, old outhouse, root cellar, and many other 19th century items. The unique architecture of this place along with the aging coal breaker built by Paramount Studios in 1970 for "The Molly Maguires" movie make this old 19th century town a must see attraction since few places like this still exist in this anthracite coal region.
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