Off-site Local :
United We Stand
Centers for the Performing Arts
- F.M. Kirby Center
- Located at 71 Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, this 1930's era
art decor theater seats 1800, and rivals major metropolitan cultural facilities throughout
the nation. Name entertainment from ballet to theater, Philharmonic to rock, drama to
comedy are featured. Call 826-1100 for more information.
- Located at 420 N. Washington St just a short walk from the
courthouse, this theater seats 1600, and has a wide variety of events from classical music
to Broadway shows. Call 570-344-1111 for more information.
- Dorothy Dickson Darte Center
- Located on the corner of South and River streets, this
500-seat cultural center features 120 performances yearly, and serves as the home base for
the university-sponsored "Concert & Lecture" series. Call 570-408-4540 or 570-408-4420 for more
- Wyoming Seminary Buckingham Arts Center
- Located on North Sprague Ave in Kingston, the Performing Arts
Division presents a series of performances by visiting guest artists which are open to the
public. Call 283-6017 for more information.
- Blues 101
- Blues and Live Music Festivals for Charity
Theaters of Northeastern PA
- Little Theater of Wilkes-Barre
- Located at 537 North Main St. in Wilkes-Barre, this is the
oldest continuous community theater in the U.S. The nonprofit theater performs and
presents five shows during its September to June season. Call 823-1875 for more
- Showcase Theater
- Located at 54 Tunkhannock Ave in Exeter, this is the area's
only area theater. Since 1963, they offer 24 performances in their September to June
season. Call 654-2555 for more information.
- Scranton Civic Ballet Co
- They present The Nutcracker every December, and assortment of classical and modern works at the Scranton Cultural Center.
Call 570-343-0115 for more information.
- The Music Box Dinner
- Located at 196 Hughes St. in Swoyersville, the Music Box
Players perform 10 full productions each year in their March to December season. Call
283-2195 for more information.
- The Sordoni Art Gallery
- Located at 150 South River St. in Wilkes-Barre, there is over
2000 square feet of exhibition space. It provides an ambitious schedule of exhibitions,
lectures, related programs and permanent collection, focusing on 19th and 20th century
American art. Call 824-4651 X4325 for more information.
- The Marquis George MacDonald Art Gallery
- Located at the College Misericordia in Dallas, this features a
variety of exhibits throughout the year.
- Mohegan Sun Arena
- This Multi-purpose Arena has seating capacity for 8,500, hosts major events, and is the home ice for the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins
Hockey team. Take exit 168 (46) I81.
Museums and Historic Sites
National Historic Site
- Located near the Lackawanna Station in Scranton,
the park occupies about forty acres of the former Scranton Yards of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
Railroad, and includes historic railroading buildings. It operates 3 historic steam locomotives. There are two hour, 26 mile steam excursions to
Moscow, Pennsylvania during the summer and fall seasons for an authentic journey into America's past. Take exit 185 (53) I81 North or check the
Steamtown NHS site for more information and directions.
- Electric City Trolley Museum
- Located in downtown Scranton, trolley excursions will depart from the main passenger platform of the Steamtown National Historic Site (570) 963-6590
- Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour and Museum
- Located in McDade Park on Keyser Ave in Scranton, this tour is
an incredible underground excursion into the actual abandoned workings of the Slope 190
Mine. The hard coal mine takes your thoughts back to the time when coal was the bread and
butter of Northeastern Pennsylvania. It is open from April to November Tuesday through
Sunday from 11 AM to 4:30 PM. Call 963-MINE for more information.
- See Coal Breakers in the area
and Coal mining area
Museum in Scranton, PA.
- Located 2 miles off I81 Exit 190 (56) Main Avenue, this museum has
everything about Houdini and his magic and escapes. Scranton's Houdini Museum is the only
museum in the world totally devoted to Houdini. It tells of his life, the history of the
area and Houdini's special appearances here as well. The tour changes every year and in
the summer includes a live magic show. Reservations in the winter and they are open all
summer 7 days a week.
1433 N. Main Ave. Scranton, PA 18508 (570) 342-5555
- Scranton Iron Furnaces
- Located at the Cedar Ave exit of the Scranton Expressway,
these giant structures include four massive stone blast furnace stacks of the Lackawanna
Iron & Coal Co. Open daily 963-3208
- Nicholson Bridge
- During 1912-1915, the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
Railroad constructed a massive 2375' long x 240' high, viaduct to span the valley in
Nicholson in order to shave hours off the Clarks Summit to New Milford cutoff. It took
twelve spans to make this majestic structure complete: Ten spans of 180 feet, and two
spans of 100 feet.
For more information, contact The Nicholson Heritage Association at P.O. Box 496,
Nicholson, Pa. 18446
- Eckley Miners' Village
- Located near Freeland, this living history site is dedicated
to the lives of the immigrants who toiled in the coal fields. 636-2070
- Nathan Denison House
- Located at 35 Denison St. in Forty Fort, this site was the
home of a Connecticut 1790 settler in Wyoming Valley. Call 288-6784 for more information.
- Swetland Homestead
- Located in Wyoming, this historic house reflects the growth
and development of Wyoming Valley in its architecture and furnishings. The original
settler's cabin was built in 1797. 823-6244 or 693-2740
- THE EVERHART MUSEUM
- Located in Nay Aug Park in Scranton, this museum features
collections of American Indian, Oriental, African, and Oceanic art, Dorflinger Brilliant
Cut Glass Gallery, and a Dinosaur Hall. Call 346-7186 or 346-8370.
- Dorflinger Glass Museum
- Located on Long Ridge Rd in White Mills on Rt 6 north of
Hawley, this collection of original brilliant cut glass is from the Dorflinger Glass
Company. Christian Dorflinger established the Dorflinger Glass Works company in 1862. It
was one of the top quality companies of the era, and his glass was used by several
Presidents. The collection ranges from the very rare colored(cut-to clear) crystal hand
carved glass to the techniques of the lost art of cut glass. There is
also a 600-acre wildlife sanctuary. 253-1185
- Wyoming Monument
- Located on RT 11 in Wyoming, this plain obelisk 62 ft high
dark grey stone stands as a silent and grand memorial to those who gave their lives for
the safety of their friends and loved ones.
- Luzerne County Court House
- Located at North River and North St. Bridge in Wilkes-Barre,
you will see the history of the County illustrated in mosaics and murals. Built during the
period of Wilkes-Barre's greatest prosperity, this is a symbol of the wealth and pride of
the area. Call 825-1500 for more information.
- Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
- Located on 69 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre (Behind the
Osterhout Free Library), rotating exhibits emphasize events and important influences in
the lives of the people of the area, using selections from the Society's collections such
as tools and machinery, clothing and household articles, as well as photographs and
paintings. Call (570) 823-6244