Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, Scranton

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The Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum preserves the heritage of anthracite coal mining in the U.S. State of Pennsylvania and is located in McDade Park in Scranton. It features exhibits detailing the industrial history of northeastern Pennsylvania.
The museum is part of Anthracite Museum Complex, created in 1971 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, which includes three museums and one historical site located in there communities:

The Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum and the Scranton Iron Furnaces, both in Scranton, Lackawanna County

Eckley Miners' Village near Weatherly, Luzerne County

The Museum of Anthracite Mining overlooking the community of Ashland in Schuylkill CountyThe museum was featured on The Office episode "The Merger" in Michael and Dwight's parody of Lazy Sunday.

A few museum exhibits are also located at the companion Lackawana Coal Mine Tour.

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  • Scott, our guide, was excellent on the tour. A must see in the region. My teenage daughters stayed engaged for the hour long tour. Well worth the money. We learned about the harsh reality of...  more »
  • The mine tour was very exciting and informative. I got to experience what my grandfather did as a coal mine. Also the museum was very neat and informative.  more »
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  • Awesome information to learn about coal mines in general. Very cool and perfect for a really hot day. They have a little gift shop that actually has many "The Office" items in it. They do tours every 30 minutes, but leave early if they are all booked. You should get there a half hour early for your tour because they might book up and you'll have to wait even longer. The whole tour was great and it was very intriguing to learn some of these facts and lasted about 1 hour and 15 minutes. :)
  • Very informative. The tour guide was great... Awesome experience for all agea

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