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Museums in the Poconos

Antoine Dutot Museum & Gallery
Museum and gallery established in the area in 1870. One classroom is preserved, as it was last used, not as a colonial restoration. Come enjoy the audio presentation "Then and Now" as well as exhibits of a bygone era.

Main Street (Route 611) Delaware Water Gap , PA 18327
Phone: 570-476-4240
Web Site: http://www.dutotmuseum.com

 

Asa Packer Mansion
Built in the Victorian Italianate architecture style in 1861, this beautiful home was the resident of Asa Packer. Among his many accomplishments, the multi-millionaire built the Lehigh Valley Railroad and founded Lehigh University. Today, you will see his mansion just as it stood during Packer's lifetime.

Packer Hill Road Jim Thorpe , PA 18229
Phone: 570-325-3229
Web Site: http://www.asapackermansion.com
E-mail: caliope@ptd.net

 

Bell School House
This one room schoolhouse was built in the 1870's and housed students until 1953. The story of early Monroe County schools is portrayed for visitors through artifacts and guided tours.... This one room schoolhouse was built in the 1870's and housed students until 1953. The story of early Monroe County schools is portrayed for visitors through artifacts and guided tours.

Cherry Valley Road Stroudsburg , PA 18360
Phone: 570-421-7703
Web Site: http://www.mcha-pa.org/school.html
E-mail: mcha@ptd.net

 

Bethany Public Library
Built in 1823, quickly became known as the "Fireproof". At that time Bethany was the county seat of Wayne and courthouse officials felt the need for a permanent fireproof storage building.

Route 670 Bethany , PA 18431
Phone: 570-253-4349
Web Site: http://www.members.tripod.com/bethanypubliclibrary/
E-mail: betpulib@ptd.net

 

Bethel School
When you step inside this one-room school circa 1872, you will go back to a simpler time.

Indian Orchard Grange Honesdale , PA 18431
Phone: 570-253-3240
Web Site: http://www.waynehistorypa.org
E-mail: wchs@ptd.net


Callahan House
The Callahan House is said to be one of the oldest houses in Pike County, constructed during two periods, 1790 and 1820.

101 Route 209 South Milford , PA 18337
Phone: 570-296-8700
Web Site: http://www.pikechamber.com/index.html
E-mail: info@pikechamber.com

 

Cresco Station Museum
The history of the Cresco Station goes back to 1857 when a crude depot was built in Oakland Station (later named Cresco) for the Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad that passed through. The museum has many 1800's artifacts such as school equipment, farming tools, etc.

Sand Spring Road / Route 390 Cresco , PA 18342
Phone: 570-595-7643

 

Dimmick Memorial Library
Cottage styled cross-gabled library designed by T. Rooney Williamson first opened its doors on October 1, 1890. Microfilm newspapers from 1829-2000.

54 Broadway Jim Thorpe , PA 18229
Phone: 570-325-2131
Web Site: http://www.dimmicklibrary.org
E-mail: thorpepl@ptd.net

 

Dorflinger - Suyham Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc.
Dorflinger, founded in 1865 made lamp chimneys and other utilitarian glass objects and by 1868, was producing fine art. Dorflinger glass was ordered of the White House from the Lincoln administration through the Wilson administration and is still being used in the White House today. Visitors will see over seven hundred pieced of cut, etched, engraved, and gilded glass produced by famed glassmaker Christian Dorflinger and his company display in a new museum attached to Dorflinger's 1850 farmhouse.

PO Box 356 White Mills , PA 18473
Phone: 570-253-1185 | Fax: 570-253-5196
Web Site: http://www.dorflinger.org
E-mail: suydam@ptd.net

 

Driebe Freight Station
The Dreibe Freight Station is a restored 1882 freight station of the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad. The train museum houses a working train display, industrial exhibits and more.

537 Ann Street Stroudsburg , PA 18360
Phone: 570-424-1776
Web Site: http://www.mcha-pa.org
E-mail: mcha@ptd.net

 

Episcopal Parish of St. Mark & St. John
'Designed by Richard Upjohn and constructed in 1867 -1869, this Church is a National Historic Landmark. The building is one of the most notable Gothic Revival churches in Pennsylvania. Of special interest is its Tiffany window, hand-craved French limestone reredos, hand-cast brass lectern and pulpit.

21 Race Street Jim Thorpe , PA 18229
Phone: 570-325-2241
Web Site: http://www.stmarkandjohn.org
E-mail: markjohn@ptd.net

 

Grey Towers National Historic Landmark
Grey Towers, the home of Gifford Pinchot, America's first Chief Forester, Conservationist and Pennsylvania Governor, is a National Historic Site. Estate built on nearly 100 acres, is one of the Forest Service most significant cultural resources. In 1963, John F. Kennedy dedicated the Pinchot Institute for Conservation Studies as a historic landmark.

151 Grey Towers Drive Route 6 Milford , PA 18337
Phone: 570-296-9630
Web Site: http://www.fs.fed.us/gt
E-mail: lmckean@fs.fed.us

 

Harry Packer Mansion
Built in 1876, a wedding gift from his father Asa Packer. The epitome of Victorian architecture and design.

Packer Hill Road Jim Thorpe , PA 18229
Phone: 570-325-8566
Web Site: http://www.murdermansion.com
E-mail: mystery@murdermansion.com

 

Hawley Walking Tours
A pristine two-mile walk begins at the perimeter of Bingham Park, proceeding beside Lackawaxen River through the Riverside Park Natural Area, and continuing past the historic buildings and shops of Church Street and Main

Ave. Route 6 Hawley , PA 18428
Phone: 570-226-3191
E-mail: hlwchamber@ptd.net

 

Honesdale Walking Tours
Named after Phillip Hone, former Mayor of New York and president of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company. Honesdale was laid out in 1826 and was originally known as Dybery Forks. The town was incorporated in 1831. The main purpose for existence was to have a terminal for canal barges that carried coal to New York City markets. At one time Honesdale had the largest stockpile of coal in the world.

Main Street Honesdale , PA 18431
Phone: 570-253-1960
Web Site: http://honesdaleonline.com/

 

Jacob Stroud Corporation
Downtown Stroudsburg. Your destination for everything from distinctive dining to fine arts. Dazzling shopping to every little down right doohickey. Downtown Stroudsburg. A distinctly different place.

10 North 7th Street Stroudsburg , PA 18360
Phone: 570-424-9131
Web Site: http://www.stroudsburg.net
E-mail: stroudsburg@stroudsburg.net

 

Jim Thorpe Walking Tours
Self guided tour of the Jim Thorpe historic district that dates back to 1816. This truly picturesque town entwined in its eccentric past of millionaires and miners, money and misery, church bells and seam whistles stays with you when you leave and draws you back.

Broadway & Race Streets Jim Thorpe , PA 18229
Phone: 570-325-5810
Web Site: http://www.jimthorpe.org
E-mail: info@jimthorpe.org

 

John Turn Farm
Built early 19th Century. Only ruins remain. The Turn Family lived on this site from the early 19th century until 1945. Only three structures from this former dairy farm remain a limekiln across the road, a smokehouse, and the remains of the weave house.

River Road Bushkill , PA 18324
Phone: 570-588-2447
Web Site: http://www.nps.gov/dewa/InDepth/Spanning/stgMRT1.html

 

Marion Hose Company
Built in 1885, was the home of the first volunteer Fire Company in Carbon County. Come experience the "Tourist in an Industrial Era" exhibit, pictures of the Old Mauch Chunk area, etc. The Mauch Chunk Historical Society purchased the building in 1994.

16 West Broadway Jim Thorpe , PA 18229
Phone: 570-325-4439
Web Site: http://www.pacoalhistory.com
E-mail: webmaster@pacoalhistory.com

 

Mauch Chunk Museum & Cultural Center
The Museum is housed in the former St. Paul's Methodist Church building in the Jim Thorpe Historic District. Constructed in 1843 of red brick with high ornate ceiling, the church is a magnificent example of Victorian ecclesiastical architecture. The museum contains working Switchback Railroad and canal lock models as well as museum of history of Mauch Chunk and a display of Jim Thorpe

41 West Broadway Street Jim Thorpe , PA 18229
Phone: 570-325-9190
Web Site: http://www.mauchchunkmuseum.org
E-mail: Discover@mauchchunkmuseum.org

 

No. 9 Mine & Museum
Tour a real coal mine ride into the mountain over 1,600 feet. 500 shaft elevators, mule underground hospital, see an old mine chute that dates back to 1858. Visit a mine museum with over 2,000 artifacts, tools and photos.

9 Dock Street Lansford , PA 18232
Phone: 570-645-7074
Web Site: http://no9mine.tripod.com
E-mail: humblebe@intergrafix.net

 

Old Jail Museum
Built in 1871, used until 1995 as the county jail. Famous for housing the Molly Maguires, seven Irish immigrant coal miners hanged in 1877. Come learn the legend of the mysterious handprint that remains in the wall as evidence of one man's innocence.

128 West Broadway Jim Thorpe , PA 18229
Phone: 570-325-5259 | Fax: 570-325-8380
Web Site: http://www.visitjimthorpe.com/new/history.htm
E-mail: tomblm@verizon.net

 

Old Mauch Chunk H.O. Model Train Display
This highly-detailed model train display features 1,087 feet of track, over 200 structures and 100 bridges, actual moving automobiles, and an old fashioned football stadium.
Route 209 (Next to Train Station) Jim Thorpe , PA 18229
Phone: 570-325-4371
Web Site: http://www.parailways.com
E-mail: jttraindon@yahoo.com

 

Palmerton Area Heritage Center
The Palmerton Area Heritage Center features extensive historical artifacts and documents relating to the region. Maintained and displayed by the Palmerton Area Historical Society in the main shopping district of Plamerton.

410 Delaware Ave Palmerton , PA 18071
Phone: 610-824-6954

 

Pennsylvania Fishing Museum
'The museum features a cross section of fishing tackle from the late 1700's - 1950's.

HC 12 Box 485 (Route 402) Pecks Pond , PA 18328
Phone: 570-755-7237
Web Site: http://www.peckspond.com/museums.htm
E-mail: info@peckpond.com

 

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