MainStay Suites Barnesville - Frackville
1252 Morea Road
Barnesville, PA 18214
Phone: (570) 773-5252
Fax: (570) 773-5255
Arts & Museums
This beautiful historic home that is spread over 1.4 acres (0.57 hectares) of land, is the Jackson Mansion and Carriage House. The three levels mansion with a basement and use of Vermont stone designed in it's best Second Empire and Italianate style is a delight to watch. The tower on the front facade with the mansard roof adds to the beauty of this home. The carriage house on the other hand is a two levels home that is made up of Vermont stone on the front and is a hipped roof structure. The carriage house currently houses The Berwick Police Department.
Open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, except on Wednesdays and only on weekends during September and October, the Old Jail Museum is "home of the handprint on the wall."
The story of Mauch Chunk, what is now Jim Thorpe, is brought to life by videos, images, artifacts and four working models, which include a standard lock on the Lehigh Canal, water filled, working model of Josiah White's Bear Trap Lock, an operable miter lock and drop gate lock on the Lehigh Canal and a 30 foot replica of Mauch Chunk's famous Switchback Gravity Railroad.
Roadside America features a mini-model of American landscape complete with rail roads, hills, buildings, churches, school, forests, pretty much everything! Housed in a property of about 8,000 square feet (740 square meters), it was set up by Laurence Gieringer in 1935. An expansive piece of work that Gieringer kept adding to ever since its establishment, Roadside America remains largely unperturbed since 1963 owing to Gieringer's death that same year.
Open year round to all, the Children's Museum strives to provide hands-on educational experiences to children, create and provide interactive traveling exhibits, and to extend educational outreach services to the region.