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Lackawanna County Coal Mine

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Address: McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
Phone Number: 800-238-7245; 570-963-6463
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The tour will take you 300 feet below the earth into the pitch blackness...
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.
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Great experience for all ages. Only thing to note is that walking inside the mine could be a problem. It is not always level and it's not well lit at all spots. Our guide was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Green Lane, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great experience for all ages. Only thing to note is that walking inside the mine could be a problem. It is not always level and it's not well lit at all spots. Our guide was actually a retired miner (23 years) and did a great job.

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Fogelsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Tour guide was ver informative and knowledgeable. My family enjoyed the tour since we had ancestors that worked in the mines.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Hard to believe that the miners worked under those conditions. My 4 year old grandson loved the tour. The tour guide was fantastic.

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Upstate NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Our family of 4 took this tour recently and found it to be a great experience. The tour guide was excellent- very knowledgeable and engaging. The tour lasted about 45 mins and provided a pretty good understanding of what the coal miners experiences were. It's actually pretty heart-breaking. Be sure to bring a jacket & good walking shoes, as it... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Did tour of mine, my God how did the miners do it? So very interesting, you come out very appreciative of your ancestors and how well this is done. Will go again.

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Warnerville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Everything! A lot of fun and also gives you the feeling of what the miners went through when they worked there.

Review collected in partnership with Radisson Hotels

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Long Island, NY,
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Hubby took me here. What a great time!! Lou was great! His experience as a fifth generation coal miner made the trip even better. We were in the mine car with a group of fifth graders. Being in the educational field myself it can be a challenge. Lou did a great job. Their teacher and assistant were great also handling... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We spent a day there is weekend. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and answered every single questions (and there were lots of them). It was great getting to know the history, culture etc of Pennsylvania. Parking is free and a great time to visit with good weather and no crowds (since the school year is not yet done). Pack... More 

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Out goal was to be pn the first tour of the day. There was a 15" video that was more history of local coal mining than this mine specifically, but worth your time. Don a hair net and a bump cap and you are ready to go on the next car down slope 190. Bring a sweatshirt; it's always. 55... More 

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Princeton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

nice park. good explanation of the hard work and dangerous conditions the miners had to endure. childres enjoyed it

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Address: Address: McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
Phone Number: 800-238-7245; 570-963-6463
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Scranton

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