13 of the Best Poconos Museums to Visit on Your Next Getaway

Whether you’re looking for a rainy-day activity or want to take advantage of the rich culture and history of the Pocono Mountains, there’s always something waiting. Here are the top Pocono museums to visit on your next getaway! Before your next trip, don’t forget to take advantage of our complimentary Vacation Guide. Our guide is full of the area’s best restaurants, museums, and annual events, making it the perfect tool for building an unbelievable Pocono Mountain getaway! Start planning right now!

Pocono Museums That You Need to Visit 

Looking for one of the best things to do for adults or couples in the Poconos? Find all of the area’s best museums right here! 

Asa Packer Museum

Erected in 1861, the Asa Packer Mansion is a relic of the victorian-style homes that were popular in the North East in the late 19th century. This opulent home was once the residence of Asa Packer. Packer, a multi-millionaire, was responsible for founding the Lehigh Valley Railroad and Lehigh University. Today, the residence serves as a museum. Stop by for a taste of Pocono history.

Pocono Indian Museum

Dive into the past at the Pocono Indian Museum. For thousands of years, the Delaware Native Americans graced the area with their presence. Visiting the Pocono Indian museum gives you a chance to learn the history as it happens, see well-preserved artifacts, art, and more! Children get a free arrowhead with admission! 

Phelps Mansion Museum

Sherman David Phelps was a prominent businessman and banker in the area. He bought three adjacent properties on Court St. and tore them down to construct his new home. The result, the Phelps Mansion, still stands today. Originally built for just $119,000, the mansion is open to tourists and visitors today as a museum! 

Steamtown National Historic Site

The Pocono Mountains used to be a hub for the country’s greatest railroad companies. Today, visitors can get a sense of the industry’s prowess by visiting the Steamtown National Historical Site

No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum

Take a trip back to the industrial era when you visit the No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum. Tour the now-defunct coal mine and enjoy learning about the area’s intriguing past. The mine is closed on Monday and Tuesday but features exciting events throughout the year. Check the website for upcoming events before your trip. Don’t forget to bring a jacket, as the mine stays at about 50 degrees year-round.

Electric City Trolley Station

Explore the Pocono Mountains in an exciting new way! The Electric City Trolley Station features incredible trolley excursions that are a delightful way to spend an afternoon in the Poconos. 

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm

Find out more about the Poconos’ agricultural heritage at the Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm! The farm’s guides are dressed as agricultural workers would have dressed in during the height of Pennsylvania’s agricultural period (late 19th century). Make your way through hundreds of acres of stunning pastures, and admire the woodlands, streams, and livestock. A visit here is like taking a trip through time! 

Old Jail Museum

Jim Thorpe’s Old Jail Museum is one of the most exciting attractions in the downtown district. Originally known as Mauch Chunk, the jail operated as a prison until it was turned into a museum in the 1980s. Discover the building’s incredible past by visiting today! 

Houdini Museum

The Houdini Museum is the only building in the world dedicated solely to Harry Houdini! The museum features artifacts, props, and even fantastic shows. Make a reservation in advance, and receive a discount on your visit! 

Dorflinger-Suydam Museum

Featuring a wildlife sanctuary and an exciting glass museum, Dorflinger Suydam is a must-visit on your next Pocono getaway. Dorflinger is also the host of Wildflower Music Festival! Enjoy the sweet breeze and pleasant sounds on your next trip! 

Everhart Museum

The Everhart Museum is the best natural history museum in the Pocono Mountains. Visitors can enjoy learning more about science, natural history, and art while they’re here! Explore the current exhibits, and plan your visit today! 

Frazetta Art Museum

Open Thursday through Sunday, The Frazetta Art Museum offers a one-of-a-kind experience in the Pocono Mountains. This Pocono museum features an extensive gallery of painting, sculptural work, lithographic prints, and more. If you’re in the East Stroudsburg area, you won’t want to miss it! 

Relax at Mountaintop Lodge

Escape the hustle and bustle of big resorts when you stay at Mountaintop Lodge. Our charming lodge sits along the shore of gorgeous, tree-framed Lake Naomi. Our tranquil mountain oasis sets the scene for your spa getaway, with fresh air and fragrant pine acting as natural aromatherapy. There are several places for you to unwind on our property, whether it is on our spacious front porch, in the lodge, or in your cozy suite. 

Return after your day at the spa to lodgings that continue the relaxing experience. Our Winter Suite features light, soothing colors of white and mint green that contrast beautifully against the darker hues of the sleigh bed and hardwood floors. The luxurious queen-sized bed features Copmhy linens, ensuring you’ll wake up feeling nothing less than rejuvenated in the morning. Your private bathroom features thick Turkish towels, bamboo lemongrass bath amenities, and a window that overlooks the apple tree in the backyard.

Be sure to browse all our accommodations before you book your spa retreat in the Poconos, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have!

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