School Tours & Youth Groups

Eckley Miners’ Village Museum offers a unique learning experience for visiting youths ages K-12. College and Adult groups are also welcome and can find pricing on our Group Tours page. As a preserved anthracite coal mining village, it is a historic site that gives children the opportunity to see what home life was like for immigrant mining families beginning as early as 1854.For information on lesson plans that will enhance a learning experience at Eckley Miners’ Village, please visit the Lesson Plans page. Please call 570-636-2070 for reservations or additional information.

School Tours (Grades K-12)

School Tours are offered throughout the year, but at least three weeks’ notice must be given prior to the intended tour date (please note that reservations are on a first- come, first serve basis). Approximately 25-30 students can be accommodated per tour guide. Larger groups will be split to give the students the best experience possible. A school tour is flexible, and the Education Coordinator will work with the school’s representative to design a tour for the children.

Below is a list of the current packages offered by Eckley:unnamed

The “Little Bit of Everything” Package ($6.00 per person)

-Introductory Video

-Museum Scavenger Hunt

-Village Tour

-Hands-On Activity

-Gift Shop Visit

*This package is not recommended for groups with 2 hours or less to spend at our site

The Elective Package ($6.00 per person)

-Video or Scavenger Hunt

-Village Tour

-Hands-On Activity

-Gift Shop

The Classic Package ($5.00 per person)

-Video

-Museum Scavenger Hunt

-Village Tour

-Gift Shop

 

A guided tour of the village can include entrance into the Catholic and Episcopal churches, both sides of a miner’s double dwelling, a summer kitchen, and the company store. The buildings you see can be selected during your planning process with the educator. An outdoor lunch area is also provided for those who would like to bring packed lunches to the site.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of any scheduled tour, allowing time for check-in and the organization of students. Tours can be scheduled by calling the museum at 570-636-2070 or e-mailing the education coordinator at c-mpearce@pa.gov.

“The Traveling Trunk”

This program is designed for groups who are unable to visit.  To learn more about how to get a trunk to visit your classroom, visit The Traveling Trunk Page or call the museum at 570-636-2070 today.

Homeschool Families

Whether visiting as part of a larger group or as an individual family, Eckley Miners’ Village Museum can help plan a visit to help meet educational goals.

Scout Groups

Eckley Miners’ Village works with scout leaders to help Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Boy Scouts earn badges. Activity days for scout groups can include crafts, a scavenger hunt and a tour of the village.  Projects for service and Eagle Scout are also available.