Tamaqua Travel Guide

  • Photo from accross the tracks
    Photo from accross the tracks
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  • Overview of Tamaqua from the Cemetary
    Overview of Tamaqua from the Cemetary
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  • Tamaqua's First Home Built in 1799
    Tamaqua's First Home Built in 1799
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Tamaqua Things to Do

  • Burkhardt Moser Log Home

    The original resident's home still remains as preserved by descendents. Moser built a sawmill then in 1817 discovered coal. To find this building, ask a resident as I did, or walk east on Broad Street until you find the dedication sign. Then, walk up some awkward and dangerous wood steps to the small log cabin. Considering that such log cabins...

  • Zion Lutheran Church in Tamaqua

    Up on a hill in the northeast side of town is the impressive Zion Lutheran Church. The building appears to mostly be built circa 1927, as shown in a corner stone, but 1901 and 1876 are also chiseled into this stone at the base of a marvelous granite structure seen form most parts of town.

  • Little Schuylkill River

    The Little Schuylkill River runs from Broad Mountain in the north through Tamaqua where it is joined from the west by Wabash Creek. The Little Schuylkill River enters the Schuylkill River where eventually flows through Philadelphia to the Delaware River. If one walks east along Broad Street, the river can be found flowing under a bridge. Wasbash...

  • Broad Street

    I found the walk from the railroad station to the cemetary along West Broad Street interesting enough. There are a number of old churches and fine old residences, a few of which are still in need of restoration. Broad Street is also Hwy 209, and so provides the main east-west axis through town. As one walks west along Broad Street, the hill rising...

  • Tamaqua Central Business District

    Tamaqua's old central business district is near the railroad station at the junction of Hwys 209 and 309, or Broad and Pine streets, respectively. The flat iron building is an interesting relic, but some older architecture is equally worth a look.

  • Tamaqua Railroad Station

    Constructed in 1874, the railroad station is the most famous Tamaqua landmark, located as it is in the center of town. The station stood vacant for many years after passenger rail service ceased, and then in the 1980's the local non-profit Save Our Station group raised $1.5 million for its restoration. The gift shop and restaurant were closed for...

  • Molly Maguires Murder Scene

    At the corner of Broad and Lehigh Streets is a sign that memorializes the location of the murder of police officer Benjamin Yost by the Molly Maguire assassins in 1876. Yost was reportedly extinguishing a street lamp at the time of his murder.

  • Odd Fellows Cemetary

    At the top of Broad Street is the Odd Fellows Cemetary, from which a great view over the town can be found. The Gaelic inscriptions on the tombstones and memorials shows a strong Welsh miner influence in Tamaqua during it's hey day. The cemetary has a substantial and old veterans memorial surrounded by canons, all of which made for great...

  • Calvary Episcopal Church, Tamaqua

    Measuring 46' by 34', the Calvary Episcopal Church is a quaint stone relic with a square bell tower located on Broad Street. The congregation was established in the 1840s before this church was built in 1851. The building has a nice stained glass window.


Tamaqua Restaurants

  • The name is the location

    Restaurant/Bar is located in the old Tamaqua Railroad Station. There is also a small candy store and a larger gift shop in the station building. They kept alot of the original character of the old station. The adjoining railroad tracks are active so if you're lucky, a train will go by! Fairly large menu with some daily specials. Friendly servers.

  • 24hr Scrapple Available Here

    Located on Hwy 309, about two blocks south of Broad Street on Center Street, the Tamaqua Diner is a popular local feed stop in town. The ambience is old fashion diner style with a dining room layout that wanders from one building addition to another is a hapzard manner. I ordered breakfast, and wow! what a volume of food for the money. As I recall...

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