PA Museums
Poconos - North East PA

While visiting the Pocono mountains region on a vacation, visit one of the PA museums located in the northeastern part of the state.

The area offers a variety of museums from coal mining and its history to art galleries.

Bradford County PA Museums

PP Bliss Gospel Songwriters Museum
Main Street
Rome PA 18837
570-247-2228

Wed-Sat 1-4 PM Memorial Day to Labor Day

  • Christian hymn song writers from the 1800s

The Home Textile Tool Museum
Rome PA 18837
570-247-7175
http://www.hometextiletoolmuseum.org

  • Early textile production information
  • Spinning wheels, looms
  • Spinning, weaving


Tioga Point Museum
724 South Main Street
Athens PA 18810
570-888-7225
http://www.tiogapointmuseum.com

Tuesday and Thursday 12-8 PM, Saturday 10 AM-1 PM

  • Art
  • Cultural objects
  • Exhibits - Native American, railroad
  • Rare books
  • Civil and Revolutionary War

Pennsylvania home textile museum spinning wheel on the side of a log building

Troy Farm Museum
Troy PA 16947
570-297-3410
http://www.troyfarmmuseum.org

End of April to end of October Thurs-Sat 9 AM-4 PM, Sunday 1-4 PM

  • Farm tools, machinery and artifacts


Carbon County PA

9 Coal Mine & Museum
9 Dock Street
Lansford PA 18232
570-645-7074
http://no9mine.tripod.com
Wed-Sun 12-4 PM

  • Walking tour
  • Mining history and information
  • Artifacts include mining equipment, tools, clothes
  • Exhibits of photos, paintings, fossils

Asa Packer Mansion
Jim Thorpe PA 18229
570-325-3229
http://www.asapackermansion.com
Jim Thorpe PA Hotels

11 AM-4 PM

  • Asa Packer founded Lehigh Univeristy and was a philanthropist


Mauch Chunk Museum & Cultural Center
41 West Broadway
Jim Thorpe PA 18229
570-325-9190
http://www.mauchchunkmuseum.com

  • Mauch Chunk is former name of Jim Thorpe
  • Former coal town
  • Switchback Gravity Railroad model display
  • Exhibits

The Old Jail Museum
128 W. Broadway
Jim Thorpe PA 18229
570-325-5259
http://www.theoldjailmuseum.com

PA museums The Old Jail Museum tan brick building in Jim Thorpe PA, Carbon County PA

Memorial Day to Labor Day daily except closed Wednesdays
September-October weekends only

  • Guided tours 12-4:30 PM
  • Ghost tours in October

Lackawanna County PA

Anthracite Heritage Museum

McDade Park
Bald Mountain Road
Scranton PA 18504
570-963-4804
http://www.anthracitemuseum.org
Scranton PA Hotels

Mon-Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM

  • Anthracite mining and textile industries
  • Tools and machinery
  • Indian artifacts


Carbondale Historical Society & Museum
1 North Main Street
Carbondale PA 18407
570-282-0385
http://www.carbondalehistorical.org

  • Exhibits
  • Programs

Catlin House Museum
232 Monroe Avenue
Scranton PA 18510
570-344-3841
http://www.lackawannahistory.org

Tues-Fri 10 AM-5 PM, Sat 12-3 PM

  • Information and artifacts on the county of Lackawanna and the northeast area of PA
  • Former home of George Catlin
  • Exhibits
  • Lectures

classic steam engine at a museum

Everhart Museum
1901 Mulberry Street
Scranton PA 18510
570-346-7186
http://everhart-museum.org

February-December - Mon, Thurs-Fri 12-4 PM, Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM

  • Natural history, science and fine arts artifacts
  • Exhibits
  • Programs
  • Historical and contemporary art


Houdini Museum
1433 N Main Ave
Scranton PA 18508
570-342-5555
www.houdini.org

July to Labor Day 1-6 PM

  • Exhibits
  • Magic shows

Steamtown
150 S Washington Avenue
Scranton PA 18503
570-340-5200
http://www.nps.gov/stea/index.htm

9 AM-5 PM daily, Jan to mid April 10 AM-4 PM

  • Steam engines
  • Technology Museum
  • History Museum
  • Programs
  • Locomotive repair shop tour

Luzerne County PA

Eckley Miners' Village
RR 2 Box 236
Weatherly PA 18255
570-636-2070
http://www.eckleyminers.org

Mon-Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM

  • Anthracite miner's information and history

living historical farm in PA

Monroe County PA

Antoine Dutot Museum & Gallery
Main Street
Delaware Water Gap PA 18327
570-476-4240
http://www.dutotmuseum.com
Delaware Water Gap PA Hotels

May-October - Sat-Sun 1-5 PM

  • Housed in a brick schoolhouse


Pennsylvania Forest Fire Museum
Fayetteville PA 17222
717-261-0140
http://paforestfiremuseum.org
Fayetteville PA Hotels

  • Interactive exhibits
  • Artifacts

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
1000 Turkey Hill Road
Stroudsburg PA 18360
570-992-6161
http://www.quietvalley.org
Stroudsburg PA Hotels

Mid June to Labor Day

  • Historic buildings
  • 100 acres
  • 1800's agricultural life in PA

Schuylkill County PA

Jewish Museum of Eastern Pennsylvania
2400 West End Avenue
Pottsville PA 17901
570-622-5890
http://www.synagogue-museum.org/m_index.html
Pottsville PA Hotels

Appointment only

  • Jewish art and artifacts
  • Traveling exhibits

Houdini Museum magician with a black hat and stick at a show

Museum of Anthracite Mining
17th and Pine Streets
Ashland PA 17921
570-875-4708

Memorial Day to Labor Day Mon-Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sunday 12-6 PM
September to May Tues-Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM

  • Mining artifacts, machinery, tools, photographs
  • Information on history of mining


Wayne County PA Museums

Dorflinger Glass Museum

White Mills PA 18473
570-253-1185
http://www.dorflinger.org/glass_museum.html

  • 900+ pieces
  • Exhibits
  • Glass collections

Enjoy your visit at one of the northeastern PA museums!






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