Comfort Inn & Suites
1067 Wilkes Barre Township
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Phone: (570) 823-0500
Fax: (570) 208-1862
Found in a circa 1875 former residence, the Bishop Memorial Library houses the Luzerne County Historical Society's genealogical resources and executive offices. The Library is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Located in the second church building on the left of South Franklin Street, this Osterhout Free Library branch is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays until 5:00 p.m. Other library branches in Luzerne County can be found at 2 Airy Street and 1021 North Washington Street in Wilkes-Barre and 126 North Main Street in Plains.
Wilkes-Barre's River Street Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, and consists of buildings constructed in the period between 1860 and 1920. Many of the buildings in the district are in the Gothic Revival and Beaux Arts styles, notable among which are the Luzerne County Courthouse and Irem Shrine.
Market Street Bridge connects the Luzerne county townships of Kingston and Wilkes-Barre. The Carrère and Hastings firm designed this viaduct over the Susquehanna River. Construction of the arch bridge began in 1926 and was completed in 1929. In 1988, this bridge was included in the National Register of Historic Places.
Luzerne County Courthouse is one of the remarkable structures of the Luzerne County and this county prides itself on being home to this landmark building. Apart from its architectural highlights, it also features classic paintings.
The Brewhouse was built in 1905. At this time, the Delaware and Hudson Company sold the land to The Luzerne County Brewing Company. On March 20, 1905 the land was sold in the sum of $1.00 under the express condition that The Luzerne County Brewing Company would have erected or cause to be erected within one years time, a brewery of 100,000 barrels per year and sell each barrel for no less than $1.00 each. If The Luzerne County Brewing Company used the land for anything else or did not cause a Brewery to be constructed, sole ownership of the property reverted back to The Delaware and Hudson Company.
Located across the River Street, the meetinghouse was built in 1806. The house included the Congregationalist as well as the Methodist settlers. Built by Joseph Hitchcock, the structure represents and preserves New England's heritage; Thomas H. Atherton restored the building in 1920s.
The restored Nathan Denison House is the oldest house in the Wyoming Valley. It is furnished inside and out as it would have been in Denison
Swetland Homestead is a well-maintained historic house known for its seventy-year old period rooms and the interiors which are a blend of the past and present. The structure is a classic example of the growth and changes from an agrarian society to an industrialized one.
Popularly known as the monument of war and a grave site for the veterans of the Wyoming Massacre, the Wyoming Monument is a monument that was specially designed as a symbol of the American Revolution War. The place is used to remember the patrons who lost their lives and also salute them and the ones who are alive. The bones of many were re-interred below the monument. It also conducts the annual celebration of the Wyoming Commemorative Association.
The West Side Park on Grand Street is where you can set your kids free so that they can enjoy and play on the slides or roll on the lawn. The park is maintained by the city council and it serves as a perfect place to host a picnic with family or a group of kids. Apart from this, it also doubles up as a playground where you can indulge in a game of soccer with your friends. As for its capacity as a venue, West Side Park hosts mid-sized concerts and other cultural events regularly.
Formerly known as the Sno Mountain, the Montage Mountain, is a beautiful ski resort that features 26 trails and a mid mountain lodge. Above the lodge, the slopes for the beginner and intermediate skiers are present. The Montage also consists of two terrain parks, and is a great visit place for skiers. People consider this place as a great place to learn to ski and have a great time with families.