This was a great museum - it covered the whole social history of the area, describing in detail how the various immigrant groups got to the Scranton area, and how they established themselves. There is a lot of coal mining machinery of course, and a room full of silk weaving machines too. Note the coal mine next door is not... 更多
If you know nothing about the area or about coal mining, this is a great place to start. Visit it in combination with the Coal Mine Tour next door to get a great understanding of this huge part of America's history. We really enjoyed it. There is a lot of reading involved if you take the time.
My son and I, who had recently been to both the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine and Steam Train, as well as the National Museum of Industrial Heritage, both in Pennsylvania, really enjoyed this museum, as it tied in both of these other attractions very nicely. In its own right, the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum is a good way to learn... 更多
This was a nice place to visit after going down in the mine. It was very interesting to learn about the life of miners and women that worked in the textile factory. I love history so it was right up my alley. It is a self guided tour. I thought it was a little much for us to look around... 更多
A kind of potpourri of things of local interest. Some stuff was pretty interesting, but it is not that extensive. We'd have preferred to spend the time we spent here in Steamtown railroad museum.
Great experience! Our guide was knowledgeable and professional and you will discover the toil and danger of the miners' job, plus the science of mining coal and the importance to our country in the late 19th and earlier 20th centuries. It was 90 degrees on the ground at the time of our visit but we were happy we carried a... 更多
What an amazing museum. They touch on everything from coal to lace factories. This is a great place for students to learn how thing were done in "The days".
The exhibits are quite nice and the facility is equally nice. The building is packed with interesting and informative exhibits. They offer a video which sets the table for the exhibits. I would budget about 2 hours, more if you read slow. The staff were all helpful and friendly
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.