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

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

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

Tioga Point Museum
724 South Main Street
Athens PA 18810

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

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
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
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

  • 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

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
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

  • Exhibits
  • Programs

Catlin House Museum
232 Monroe Avenue
Scranton PA 18510

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

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

July to Labor Day 1-6 PM

  • Exhibits
  • Magic shows

150 S Washington Avenue
Scranton PA 18503

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

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
Delaware Water Gap PA Hotels

May-October – Sat-Sun 1-5 PM

  • Housed in a brick schoolhouse

Pennsylvania Forest Fire Museum
Fayetteville PA 17222
Fayetteville PA Hotels

  • Interactive exhibits
  • Artifacts

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
1000 Turkey Hill Road
Stroudsburg PA 18360
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
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

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

  • 900+ pieces
  • Exhibits
  • Glass collections

Enjoy your visit at one of the northeastern PA museums!

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