History & Heritage in Pocono Mountains PA

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  • 9 Dock Street Lansford, PA 18232
    Ride by rail 1600’ into the earth and tour the No. 9 Mine - the world’s oldest continually operated anthracite coal mine (1855-1972).  Visitors will also find the Wash House...
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  • 3 Packer Hill Road Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
    The Asa Packer Mansion, a National Historic Landmark, was the home of philanthropist, railroad magnate, and founder of Lehigh University, Asa Packer.  Built in 1861, the home was constructed over a...
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  • P.O. Box 164 Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
    570-325-5810
    Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania, known as "the Switzerland of America," has enchanted tourists for three centuries. The winding streets and wandering trails offer something for everyone to enjoy. Stroll...
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  • 151 Grey Towers Dr. Milford, PA 18337
    570-296-9630
    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...
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  • Lehigh Avenue Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
    The historical town of Jim Thorpe (formerly known as Mauch Chunk, which means “Mountain of the Sleeping Bear,” the name the Lenni Lenape Indians gave to the nearby mountain) is a...
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  • Route 903 Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
    570-325-3673
    Visit the grave site of a famous Native American athlete, an Olympian and baseball player. It's located just outside Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania - a beautiful Victorian town in the Poconos.
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  • Downtown Lackawaxen Lackawaxen, PA 18435
    570-685-7288
    Lackawaxen has so much to do, from fabulous nature hikes to historic exhibitions, our area is rich in culture nestled in a tranquil setting. With so much to reflect upon and enjoy your family...
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  • Lehigh Avenue Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
    For the 16 mile roundtrip, Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway rides the former mainline of the Jersey Central Lines leaving historic downtown Jim Thorpe. The line swings over the old Nesquehoning ...
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  • Bushkill Falls Rd. at Unity House entrance Bushkill, PA 18324
    A vacation and labor education retreat was operated here, 1919 - 1989, by the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU). Each year it hosted several thousand visitors - including union...
  • 128 W. Broadway Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-1933
    570-325-5259
    1871 jail used until 1995 where seven accused Molly Maguires were hanged. See the mysterious handprint of innocence on the cell wall and eerie dungeon cells.
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