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Lackawanna County Coal Mine

McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
800-238-7245; 570-963-6463
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Scranton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Tours, Mines
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The tour will take you 300 feet below the earth into the pitch blackness old-time miners, some as young as seven or eight, had to face. While you... more » Owner description: The tour will take you 300 feet below the earth into the pitch blackness old-time miners, some as young as seven or eight, had to face. While you won’t have to deal with poisonous gases, you will feel the chill. The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour is open from April 1st through November 30th and is closed only on Thanksgiving Day. « less
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Bronx NYC
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This was a very good experience. To be be able to go into a coal mine and get a feel for the hard work and danger the coal miners endured was eye opening. The mine is setup for the comfort of the tourist. There was lighting and flooring was put down to make walking safer and easier. The coal miners... More

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Middlesex, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This is a unique experience. You put on a hard hat (with a hair net) and start your descent in a mine car down through a tunnel a few hundred feet I believe. I was like.. why do I need a hard hat? I hit my head getting in the mine car then jolted forward and broke my camera lens.... More

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Wyoming, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Anthracite Museum was well organized and informative. We live in the area and it gave my grandson a perspective he's never had before. We very much wanted to take the Coal Mine Tour, but was told that they only ran them if there were enough people interested in it. (We were there on a Tuesday). So we visited the Museum... More

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Westernport, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
41 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful attraction that is a one of a kind. I have been up and down the Appalachians, but never been to an actual abandoned mine in which mine workers actually take you down into the mine and give you a tour. As a history teacher, I was snapping pictured everywhere to use back in my classroom. Both kids... More

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Changzhou, China
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110 reviews 110 reviews
16 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

An excellent tour and I highly recommend it, our tour guide was a real coal miner for 25 years and taught a good deal about Antrecide Coal mining methods. Very interesting that the last mining company walked away in 1966 and we can see the exact place they stopped working that day, the tour is 10 dollars and you where... More

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New York City
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I would definitely recommend the Coal Mine tour in Scranton, PA. It is fun and interesting. Our guide was very informative since his family had worked in the mines. Some points to remember: 1) definitely bring a jacket despite the warm temperature on the ground. I put on a cotton sweater and light jacket and I was still a little... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

While the price was right and the history lesson great, I was a little disappointed with our tour guide. His name was Sam and he appeared to be elderly. I think that he truly knew his history of the place and loved his job, but he was extremely difficult to understand. Others in our tour of 30 people expressed their... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a fun way to cool off on a hot day. It's so much cooler in the mine and it's pretty interesting experience. My grandfather worked in the mines so it was both educational and sad learning about the everyday lives of the coal miner. I would recommend this to families and kids love this!

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was a fantastic history lesson and exciting to see how they mines coal and the conditions that miners worked in and the local history of the use of children in the mines I would recommend this to anyone who visits Scranton

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Dalton, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A very interesting and in vivo tour of the anthracite coal mining experience. Would have been better if more had been said about the men and boys who died mining the coal for the wealthy coal barons!

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