Historical Attractions in Luzerne County 1

Historical Attractions & Sightseeing

Delaware and Lehigh Canal National and State Heritage Corridor

It’s a great experience to navigate the Delaware and Lehigh Trail (D&L), 165 miles (265 km) of America’s history.  The Lehigh Canal and the Delaware Canal lead you from Bristol, just a little northeast of Philadelphia, to Wilkes-Barre (in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania). The Heritage Corridor is set up for the preservation of the historic pathway where coal and iron were carried from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia. The organization celebrates the region’s rich heritage and aims to conserve as much as possible green space in the region for public use. The organization additionally runs Hugh Moore Historical Park and Museums (including the National Canal Museum in Easton). The D&L Trail is committed to connecting people to the area’s industrial heritage, to promote health and wellness, to preserve nature and the environment, and to stimulate economic development.

The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton, PA 18042, Phone: (610) 923-3548

Eagles Mere Historic Village

It’s a very good idea to visit the historic village of Eagles Mere, a truly unspoiled Victorian treasure in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The village boasts numerous specialty shops, an interesting museum, a fantastic lake, and great parks. Eagles Mere Village was originally established in the early 1800’s and has through the years attracted a great number of visitors from all across America due to its natural beauty. Later, in the late 1800s, Eagles Mere became a famous mountain resort and its nickname is still “The Town Time Forgot”. The village has many turn-of-the-century Victorian cottages and is known for the clean, cool air and pristine waters of the lake. Eagles Mere has remained much the same over the years and here. the pace of life is still less stressful and peaceful. Eagles Mere surely is one of America’s last unspoiled resorts in the East, and it all there to be discovered by you! Eagles Mere, PA 17731

Eckley Miners’ Village

At Eckley Miner’s Village, young and old are learning everything about the triumphs and hardships of the area’s coal mining families. Eckley Miners’ Village aims to educate the public about the times of anthracite coal mining through preserving the site and its impressive collection. Eckley Miners’ Village is run by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission while being actively promoted and supported by the Eckley Miners’ Village Association, a community-based, non-profit organization. Eckley, established in 1854, is like a village frozen in time. The village is a great example of a 19th-century coal mining village, a community (or coal “patch town”), that offered coal mining families basics like housing, a school and church, medical care, and a store.

Eckley Miner’s Village
2 Main Street, Weatherly, PA 18255, Phone; (570) 636-2070

Electric City Trolley Museum

The Electric City Trolley Museum is run by a volunteer, non-profit association (The Electric City Trolley Museum Association) which depends on (tax-deductible) donations, and aims to preserve the rich heritage of electric railways in eastern Pennsylvania. The organization runs the museum in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, at the Steamtown National Historic Site. The association was created through a cooperation between various groups such as East Penn Valley Traction and Buckingham Valley Trolley Association, which gave most of the artifacts and trolleys that were in their historic collections to the museum. The Electric City Trolley Museum’s vehicle collection is mainly a regional collection that is highly representative of the historic trolleys used in eastern Pennsylvania and surroundings. The collection boasts many trolleys that were used in western portions of Philadelphia where electric railways are still operational today. The collection includes more than 25 vehicles including work and passenger trolleys, electric railway trolleys, and industrial locomotives.

Electric City Trolley Museum
300 Cliff Street, Scranton, PA 18503, Phone: (570) 963-6590
)Take exit 185 off I-81)