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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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Visited mid-day on a Saturday. We were on site about 3 hours between tour and museum. Israel was interesting and displayed great passion for the miners and the mine. The mine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
whiskey3pa
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Visited mid-day on a Saturday. We were on site about 3 hours between tour and museum. Israel was interesting and displayed great passion for the miners and the mine. The mine is not maintained in a clean, 'touristy' manner - this is not a detraction. Standing in the damp, cool interior with minimal light gives a hint at what these... More 

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61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Excellent tour and the guides were informative and interesting. Did not know that mules could not be 'backed up' and that to mine coals with mules to carry the cars they had to dig a narrow path (Circle) to bring the mules back to the 'head' of the coal cart to bring it out with the coal. Seemed to really... More 

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Thank Howard B
Lansford, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

It was intresting but cold and dark .. Wet and dirty... But if you a glompse if history worth the trip

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Thank aidette v
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The museum and mine participated in Smithsonian Museum Day in September so if you downloaded a ticket you got in for free. Regular admission to the museum and mine is $10 for adults. The museum has oictures and artifacts relating to coal mining, but many things have little or no information about them. The real attraction is visiting the mine... More 

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Thank Pnemiller
Bedminster, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This was one of the most interesting tours I have ever been on! Our guide Steve is a real coal miner and he was entertaining and informative. My husband and I felt a little claustrophobic at the beginning of the ride in, but we quickly felt much better once the tour was underway. Dress warm, and don't wear fancy clothes!... More 

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Thank Sarah B
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Take this tour! It is a fascinating look at the history of coal mining in our country. But, if you are claustrophobic and don't like the dark, this might not be for you. Our tour guide was informative and funny and this was a highlight of our weekend.

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Thank caritk
Coaldale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The #9 coal mine and museum is having a haunting Oct.30-31 and Nov.1. Time 6 to 10 pm. The theme is taken from D.INFERMO with out all the sins. Come see the DEVIL and his cohorts in person. Plus more. Price $10. No person under 16 dare come.

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Thank toothpick345
Albany, New York, United States
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

What an amazing experience. We rode the cart/train into the mine then did a walking tour. The tour guide was very informative. Best tour of the Poconos weekend.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

You wouldn't think touring a mine in a small town in PA would be good, but it is. Well worth the $10 entry fee... very informative... great views inside the mine... good picture taking opps... just a great time. And the little museum and gift shop are great as well. You won't regret it, trust me.

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Thank idubtheeviking
Maryland
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

My husband and I visited Wilkes Barre for the Labor Day weekend. We were visiting the area from Maryland. I selected our destinations for sightseeing based on reviews from Tripadvisor. We were not disappointed. We stayed approximately 1 hour from the mine. The drive was well worth it. When we got there we learned that there was only one tour... More 

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