Patch Town Days
Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Don't miss the annual event that celebrate the ethnic backgrounds of the mining families who lived and worked in the anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania. Enjoy live music, ethnic food,
re-enactments of patch town life, and much more.
Founded in 1854, Eckley Miners' Village is an example of a planned nineteenth century industrial coal mining town. Companies often designed and constructed rural communities to house their employees in close proximity to the collieries or factories at which they worked.
Today Eckley Miners' Village represents the lives of immigrant anthracite coal miners and their families as they lived through the industrial revolution.
Photo by Joann Stewart, Mountain Top.
Mine #9 Mine Tour - Explore the world's oldest continuously operated Anthracite coal mine.
Pioneer Mine Coal Tunnel - Tour a real Anthracite coal mine and ride an old-fashioned narrow gauge steam train.
The Old Jail Museum - Tour an original 1871 jail where the hand print from an "innocent" Molly Maguire who was hung, still remains.
Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor - Explore the rich heritage and tranquil beauty of over 100 miles of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Hazleton Rails to Trails - A four-mile, multi-use trail that passes through Eckley.