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No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum

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Address: 9 Dock Street, Lansford, PA 18232
Phone Number: (570) 645-7074
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The nicest people in PA!!

Once you go here you will realize how hard the miners worked. Very informative. We had 4 kids with us ranging from 5 to 12 years old. They thought it was "cool" The 5 year old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
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Long Island, New York
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Long Island, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Once you go here you will realize how hard the miners worked. Very informative. We had 4 kids with us ranging from 5 to 12 years old. They thought it was "cool" The 5 year old thought it was "neat". Definitely recommend it!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A must do, seriously! Absolutely amazing experience! Our tour guide, Chris, was the 6th generation in his family to be in the mine. He had so many stories that helped share the life of a miner. It was such an incredible experience! You won't be sorry!

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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is great adventure. We took our 5 and 2 year old grandchildren and they enjoyed the ride. This was amazing to see and understand how the miners felt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you are looking for a destination in order to know more about the history of the miners in the anthracite region of northeastern Pennsylvania, this is the perfect place to go. There you will find a spot full of history and the staff is very polite and ready to answer all your questions and concerns about the life in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Absolutely loved this tour. Tour guide Andy was amazing and very informative. I really cannot stress how much information he knew about this place! Answered any questions and put his own spin on the tour. I quickly got chills when he turned out the lights and the whole mine went pitch black. defiantly not for those claustrophobic. Guided tour lasted... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It was a dark, rainy day at the lake so we thought why not go to visit a dark and wet place. I suggested the coal miners museum which was not well received by our guest and my husband but I dragged them there anyway. Well they were all pleasantly surprised! We felt the enthusiasm and true caring of the... More 

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NY
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13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We went there on off season 11am tour. Just 5 of us in the tour. The tour itself was really interesting. We got a chance to ask question. And the tour guide was very helpful. It's a very good experience.

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Limerick, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Some years back I visited a similar exhibition coal mine in Beckley, West Virginia, so I decided I would go and check this one out. This mine produced anthracite (hard) coal whereas the former was an oasis for bituminous (soft) coal, but that isn't the only difference. At the No. 9 Mine, when the train takes you some 1600 feet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Decided to do this tour with family - we had a 10, 14, and 17yo. They were all entertained and it was bigger with more to see than I expected. The guide did a good job of pulling out kids to make various points, making it more interesting to them than the average historical tour. It was a bit preachy... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This place was truly amazing, definitely a highlight of our trip. It doesn't cost very much ($15/adult?? I think?) and was well worth it. It's fine for kids, but can be a bit unnerving riding a train deep into the moutain. It doesn't go down (in fact slightly up), but goes straight into the mountain. There are lower levels, but... More 

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