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No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum

9 Dock Street, Lansford, PA 18232
(570) 645-7074
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Lansford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mines, Museums
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Oakville, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to take the kids and learn about mining history. They have a great museum and a nine train ride to the mine's under Lansford where you take a great walking tour! Keep an eye out because during diffrent times they also have events like car shows, picnics and stuff at NO. 9!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It was an amazing experience, especially because my great grandpa worked there as a coal miner. I was there with my mom and dad visiting from Poland and the staff was so generous and kind and they gave us a private tour. I am thankful for the experience and the lump of shiny peacock coal. The mine is really interesting... More

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The family who run this attraction are very nice. We weren't not prepared for the train ride down into the mine and how closed in it was. We decided at the last minute to not take the tour because of some anxiety and claustrophobia issues, and the manager was very accommodating. The museum was great and the video was very... More

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Senior Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a great tour for the family to see what a real underground coal mine looked like back in the day. It starts off on a train ride down into the mine and then it's a walking tour from there. Be sure to pack a light jacket as the temps are around 50, it is damp down there. Also... More

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Los Angeles, California
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11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Coal mine tour was interesting. You see how coal is mined, and the conditions that the earlier miners worked under. Bring a coat as it's about 55 F and pretty drippy.

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Boyertown, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We travel as a family of six, three teenage adults and a twelve year old son. Sometimes it is hard to find places to entertain such a variety of people, but in Lansford who knew they had a cool "Coal" mine. We were searching for a place to break up a drive from the poconos to our next destination at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

They do not take credit cards, cash only. MUST bring a coat, 60 minutes underground. My grandfather was a coal miner so my kids got a history lesson. Children ranged from 6-15 and each enjoyed it. You do some walking on the tour underground. It was extremely educational and interesting for all. Our tour guide did a great job giving... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was the highlight of the trip! Definitely worth going here. Amazing experience, learnt a lot about the coal miner's work ethics and history... a very well preserved coal mine converted to a museum. Our tour guide was simply superb... the right amount of humour and extremely informative. One suggestion - do arrive half an hour early to the museum... More

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Cresskill, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Short ride with the coal train into the mine. Make sure you bring something to wear... very cold down there. Our kids were the only children on the tour and the guide was targeting more towards the adults but it was still very interesting for them. less than 2 hours...

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