Historical Background

The Pocono Mountain Region is rich with Historic attractions.

The region played a key role in the development of our country, including the the French-Indian War, the Revolutionary War, Civil War, the Industrial revolution. Many historical sites offer a glimpse into our Nation's past - whether it is a reconstructed fort, an industrial factory, or even an entire village.

In the Poconos you can witness the lifestyle of the Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch, or the ordeal and difficult existence of coal miners.

Poconos: History


Featured Historical Sites and Museums

Eckley Miners' Village
RR 2, Box 236, Weatherly, PA 18255
570-636-2070
This living Miners' Village is an authentic history site dedicated to the immigrants who toiled in the coal mines at the height of the anthracite boom. Surrounded by black-silt ponds and strip mining pits, this unique heritage site was restored by Paramount Pictures for the filming of "The Molly Maguires". Now a National Register District, Eckley consists of 58 buildings, 100 acres, furnishings and exhibits that preserve the everyday life of the coal miner.

Grey Towers Natational Historic Landmark
The Pinchot Institute
PO Box 188, Milford, PA 18337
570-296-6401

Pike County Historical Society
PO Box 915
Milford, PA 18337
570-296-8126
The Columns Museum

Antoine Dutot School & Museum
Box 484
Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327
570-476-1729

Anthracite Museum Complex
Keyser Avenue
Scranton, PA
570-963-4804 Keyser Avenue Scranton, PA

Asa Packer Mansion
PO Box 108
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-0108
570-325-3229 PO Box 108 Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-0108

Bradford County Historical Society
21 Main Street
Towanda, PA 18848-1907
570-265-2240 21 Main Street Towanda, PA 18848-1907

Brooklyn Historical Society
PO Box 112
Brooklyn, PA 18813
570-434-2606 PO Box 112 Brooklyn, PA 18813

Carbon County TPA Office and Railway Station
Jim Thorpe, PA
570-325-3673 Jim Thorpe, PA

Carbondale Historical Society and Museum
PO Box 151
Carbondale, PA 18407
570-282-0387 PO Box 151 Carbondale, PA 18407

Coolbaugh Township Historical Association
5550 Memorial Blvd.
Tobyhanna, PA 18466
570-894-4207 5550 Memorial Blvd. Tobyhanna, PA 18466

Dorflinger Glass Museum
Dorflinger Wildlife Sanctuary
Long Ridge Road, PO Box 356
White Mills, PA 18473
570-253-1185
www.dorflinger.org Long Ridge Road, PO Box 356 White Mills, PA 18473/p>

Driebe Freight Station
537 Ann Street
Stroudsburg, PA
570-421-7703 ~ 570-424-1776

Equinunk Historical Society
PO Box 41
Equinunk, PA 18417-0041
570-224-6722
Equinunk Historical Society PO Box 41 Equinunk, PA 18417-0041

Everhart Museum
1901 Mulberry Street, Nay Aug Park
Scranton, PA 18510
570-346-7186 1901 Mulberry Street, Nay Aug Park Scranton, PA 18510

Frackville Area Historical Society
104 North Broad Mt. Avenue
Frackville, PA 17931-1403
570-874-3219 104 North Broad Mt. Avenue Frackville, PA 17931-1403

French Azilum
RR #2, Box 266
Towanda, PA 18848
570-265-3376 RR #2, Box 266 Towanda, PA 18848

Greater Hazleton Historical Society
55 North Wyoming Street
Hazleton, PA 18201
570-455-8576 55 North Wyoming Street Hazleton, PA 18201

Greentown Historical Society
PO Box 186
Greentown, PA 18426
570-676-3509 PO Box 186 Greentown, PA 18426

Grey Towers National Historic Landmark
The Pinchot Institute
PO Box 188
Milford, PA 18337
570-296-6401
Grey Towers National Historic Landmark The Pinchot Institute PO Box 188 Milford, PA 18337

Historical Society of Schuylkill County
PO Box 1181
Pottsville, PA 17901
570-622-7540 PO Box 1181 Pottsville, PA 17901

IBIS
517 Main Street

Stroudsburg, PA
570-424-8721517 Main Street Stroudsburg, PA

JEM Classic Car Museum
Route 443
Andreas, PA 18211
570-386-3554Route 443Andreas, PA 18211

Jewish Museum of Eastern Pennsylvania
2300 B Mahantongo Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
570-622-5890 2300 B Mahantongo Street Pottsville, PA 17901

Joan Marie Galleries
52 Pocono Blvd., Route 611
Mt. Pocono, PA 52 Pocono Blvd., Route 611 Mt. Pocono, PA

Lackawanna Coal Mine
McDade Park
Scranton, PA 18504
570-963-6463 McDade Park Scranton, PA 18504

Lackawanna Historical Society
232 Monroe Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510
570-344-3841 232 Monroe Avenue Scranton, PA 18510

Lehigh Gap Historical & Preservation Society
PO Box 267
Palmerton, PA 18071
610-377-0428 PO Box 267 Palmerton, PA 18071

Madelon Powers Art Gallery
Fine and Performing Arts Center
East Stroudsburg University Fine and Performing Arts Center

Marywood College Art Galleries
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
570-348-6278 2300 Adams Avenue Scranton, PA 18509

Mauch Chunk Historical Society of Carbon County
PO Box 273
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
570-325-4439 ~ 570-325-9190
www.mauchchunkmuseum.orgPO Box 273 Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

Monroe County Arts Council Galleries
Council Office
556 Main Street
Stroudsburg, PA
570-476-4460

Morgan Galleries
Route 940, ½ mile east of Route 115
Blakeslee, PA
800-621-1654 Route 940, ½ mile east of Route 115 Blakeslee, PA

Museum of the American Patriot at Memorytown
Grange Road, between Routes 611 and 940
Mount Pocono, PA
570-839-1680 Grange Road, between Routes 611 and 940 Mount Pocono, PA

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

Nathan Denison House
35 Denison Street
Forty Fort, PA 18704-4390
570-288-5531 35 Denison Street Forty Fort, PA 18704-4390

Orwigsburg Historical Society
100 E. Market Street
Orwigsburg, PA 17961
570-366-8713 100 E. Market Street Orwigsburg, PA 17961

P.P. Bliss Gospel Songwriters Museum
R.D. #1, Box 293
Rome, PA 18837
570-247-7683 R.D. #1, Box 293Rome, PA 18837

Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum
R.R. #1, Bald Mountain Road
Scranton, PA 18504
570-963-4804 R.R. #1, Bald Mountain Road Scranton, PA 18504

Pennsylvania Fishing Museum
Route 402 Pecks Pond
Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
570-775-7237
Route 402 Pecks PondDingmans Ferry, PA 18328

Pike County Historical Society
PO Box 915
Milford, PA 18337
570-296-8126 PO Box 915 Milford, PA 18337

Pine Grove Historical Society
PO Box 65
Pine Grove, PA 17963
570-345-6449 PO Box 65 Pine Grove, PA 17963

Players Card Museum
PO Box 491
Paupack, PA 18451
570-857-0658 PO Box 491Paupack, PA 18451

Plymouth Historical Society
156 Reynolds Street
Plymouth, PA 18651
570-779-5840 156 Reynolds StreetPlymouth, PA 18651

Pocono Indian Museum
PO Box 261
Bushkill, PA 18324
570-588-9164 ~ 570-588-9338
Pocono Indian MuseumPO Box 261 Bushkill, PA 18324

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
1000 Turkey Hill Road
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
570-992-6161
www.pastconnect.com/quietValley

Resica Falls Scout Reservation
Route 402, Six miles north of Marshalls Creek
570-223-8312

Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University
150 South River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
570-831-4325 150 South River StreetWilkes-Barre, PA 18766

Steamtown National Historic Site
150 South Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
570-340-5200
150 South Washington Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503

Sullivan County Historical Society
Box 171
Laporte, PA, 18626
570-946-5091 Box 171 Laporte, PA, 18626

Stroud Mansion & Library
9th & Main Street
Stroudsburg, PA
570-421-7703

Susquehanna County Historical Society
Monument Square
Montrose, PA 18801
570-278-1881 9th & Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA

Susquehanna Depot Historical Society
PO Box 161
Susquehanna, PA 18847
570-465-3774 PO Box 161 Susquehanna, PA 18847

Tamaqua Historical Society
118 West Broad Street
Tamaqua, PA 18252
570-668-5722 118 West Broad Street Tamaqua, PA 18252

Tioga Point Museum
PO Box 143
Athens, PA 18810
570-888-7225 PO Box 143 Athens, PA 18810

University of Scranton
Linden Street
Scranton, PA
570-961-6326Linden Street Scranton, PA

Wayne County Historical Society Museum
PO Box 446
Honesdale, PA 18431
570-253-3240 PO Box 446 Honesdale, PA 18431

Wyoming County Historical Society
PO Box 309
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
570-836-5303 PO Box 309 Tunkhannock, PA 18657

Wyoming Historical & Geological Society
49 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1290
570-823-6244
Wyoming Historical & Geological Society49 South Franklin Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1290

Zane Grey Museum
PO Box C
Narrowsburg, NY, 12764-0159
570-685-4871
Zane Grey Museum