Historical Attractions & Sightseeing

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Luzerne County is rich in history, from precolonial times to the Victorian age and the era when coal was king, creating a booming industry and fuel for a growing nation. Tour colonial homes or experience life for coal miners at Eckley Miners’ Village or deep underground at the Lackawanna Coal Mine. Get moving with a self-guided walking tour of Downtown Wilkes-Barre or ride the rails at Steamtown National Historic Site. You’ll find lots of ways to go back in time in Northeast PA! 

Eagles Mere Historic Village

288 Eagles Mere Avenue,
Eagles Mere, PA 17731
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Visit historic Eagles Mere, an unspoiled Victorian Resort in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Specialty shops, museum, a pristine lake, fall foliage and parks.

Eagles Mere

Eckley Miners' Village

2 Main Street
Weatherly, PA 18255
Phone: 570.636.2070
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Young and old will learn about the hardships and triumphs of the coal miner and his family with a visit to Eckley Miners' Village.

Eckley Miners' Village

Electric City Trolley Station & Museum

300 Cliff Street
Scranton, PA 18503
Phone: 570.963.6590
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Check out interactive exhibits and displays and take a ride on a trolley.

Electric City Trolley

Houdini Tour & Museum

1433 N Main Avenue
Scranton, PA 18508
Phone: 570.342.5555
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The only museum in the world devoted solely to Henry Houdini featuring shows and tours.

Houdini Museum

Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour

McDade Park
Scranton, PA 18504
Phone: 800.238.7245
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Explore abandoned mines 300 feet beneath the earth and learn how men toiled their to harvest the "black diamonds" that fueled America’s Industrial Revolution.

Lackawanna Coal Mine

Luzerne County Courthouse

200 North River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
Phone: 570.825.1500
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First opened in 1909, the Courthouse is a breathtaking building with murals and mosaics that illustrate local and national history. Walk through the Courthouse and take in the art and incredible architectural designs! 

Luzerne County Courthouse

Luzerne County Historical Society Museum

69 S Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Phone: 570.822.1727
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Founded in 1858, the Society chronicles the history of the Wyoming Valley from prehistoric times to the present in three floors of exhibits.

Luzerne County Historical Society Museum

Luzerne County Sports Hall of Fame

Memorabilia Museum located in Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton International Airport
100 Terminal Road
Avoca, PA 18641
Phone: 570.824.7133
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Recognizing the outstanding achievements of local athletes. 

2022 Luzerne County Sports Hall of Fame

Steamtown National Historic Site

Lackawanna Avenue at Cliff Street
Scranton, PA 18503
Phone: 570.340.5200 or 888.693.9391
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Climb aboard an old steam engine. Enjoy a train excursion. Learn about steam railroading and the people who made it possible.

Steamtown National Historic Site

Wilkes-Barré Preservation Society

313 South River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Phone: 570.793.3631 - Please call for an appointment
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The Wilkes-Barré Preservation Society promotes the architectural and social history of Wilkes-Barre and is headquartered in the 1793 Zebulon Butler House.

Wilkes-Barre Preservation Society Zebulon Butler House

Historical Homes

Frederick Stegmaier Mansion

304 S Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Phone: 570.823.9372
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Located in the River Street Historic District, The Frederick Stegmaier Mansion is a historic house, museum, banquet facility, and grand bed and breakfast.

Frederick Stegmaier Mansion

Mary Stegmaier Mansion

156 S Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Phone: 570.823.9372
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Lovely Victorian mansion that is a unique meeting and banquet space for weddings and other functions.

Mary Stegmaier Mansion

Nathan Denison House

35 Denison Street
Forty Fort, PA 18704
Phone: 570.823.6244
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Built in 1790 by early settlers from Connecticut. Open for tours Sunday from 1 to 4 starting the last Sunday in May through the last Sunday in September.

Nathan Denison House

The Swetland Homestead

885 Wyoming Avenue
Wyoming, PA 18644
Phone: 570.822.1727
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The Swetland Homestead is a short distance from the Nathan Denison House. Both give visitors an insight to early American living and architecture.

Swetland Homestead

Forty Fort Meeting House

20 River Street
Forty Fort, PA, 18704
Phone: 570.287.5214
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Guided tours of the historic 1807 church with original boxed pews, elevated pulpit, and hand-carved columns. Open Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. from Memorial Day Weekend through the last Sunday of September. Tours on other days are available with advance arrangements.

Forty Fort Meeting House Photo

Memorials & Sightseeing

Historical Brainerd Church

Off Route 93
Sybertsville, PA 18251
This brick church was constructed in 1853 and is a significant example of Greek Revival architecture.
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Lattimer Massacre Memorial

62 Quality Road
Hazle township, PA 18202
Site of the 1897 Miner Labor Strike.
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Luzerne Civil War Monument

Bennett Street
Luzerne, PA 18709
This monument was erected to honor the unit stationed at an encampment on the town’s farmlands. This unit participated in numerous battles at Gettysburg.
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White Haven Area Community Library & Visitors Center

99 Towanda Street
White Haven, PA. 18661
Phone: 570.443.8776
Housed in a former engine house, see artifacts and learn about the history of this mountain community. Find educational materials and programs for adults and children.
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Wilkes-Barre Walking Tour

Phone: 888.905.2872
Self-guided tour from the Luzerne County Courthouse to Wilkes-Barre City Hall, visitors who take a walking tour of Wilkes-Barre will see a wide range of architectural styles and history living on through renovated buildings and structures.

Wyoming Monument

Wyoming Avenue
Wyoming, PA 18644
Phone:  570.693.0291
This monument was built in 1843 in memory of those who fought and died in the Battle of Wyoming in 1778.
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Historical Partners

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

110 N 3rd Street, Suite 220
Lehighton, PA 18235
Phone: 610.377.4063
Navigate the Delaware and Lehigh, 165 miles of America’s history.
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Lackawanna Heritage Valley National & State Heritage Area

213 S 7th Avenue
Scranton, PA 18505
Phone: 570.963.6730, ext. 8200
The Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority works with partners to strengthen and enhance the historic, cultural, economic, and natural assets of the communities along the Lackawanna River using preservation, interpretation, and education to tell the region’s story.
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