We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lackawanna County Coal Mine

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
Phone Number: 800-238-7245; 570-963-6463
Website
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 332 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 249
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
A Step in Time

Our tour guide was very informative as well as funny. This experience was unique being taken down the mine tunnel 250 feet (underground) in a mine car, then walking through the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Cange4
,
Long Island, New York
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

332 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Long Island, New York
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our tour guide was very informative as well as funny. This experience was unique being taken down the mine tunnel 250 feet (underground) in a mine car, then walking through the dark tunnels. It was a bit chilly and wet down there and I sure do give the miners a great deal of credit for this doing this job because... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Old Forge, United States
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Bring a jacket, cause you are actually going down to visit an actual coal mine. My dad was a miner and believe me it was not a safe or easy job. Water, cave ins cold dark, damp surroundings. Breathing in coal dust all day for many years. It's a very enlightening tour to see what our father's did here in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

After you purchase your ticket you are loaded in to a cable car that lowers you down into the mine. This is where you begin the walking tour of the mine.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the coal region. I learned a lot about coal mining that I was not aware of - such as them having small children working in the mines for very small amounts of money, esp. the little nippers. I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone who visits the Scranton area. I got a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My son had been looking forward to this during vacation for months and it didn't disappoint. We descended 300 feet underground and then received an expert tour by a former coal miner. Very informative and unique. Wonderful visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stopped in as a half way point on a long car trip home. We were not disappointed. We have two children 6 and 8. It was very educational for them to learn the life of children back in the early 1900's. It was very interesting and well worth the stop and the entrance fee.

Was this review helpful? Yes
ohio
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The tour guide makes the tour, and our tour guide (Jason) did a great job. My husband and I went with our parents and four children ages 4 to 8. They all enjoyed the coal mine. The kids especially liked riding down into the mine. The tour was pretty fast paced so the kids didn't lose interest, and there were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alpharetta, Georgia
Level Contributor
181 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

$10 for adults $7.50 for 12 and younger. If you hit get a group of 20 they will give you a two dollar discount per ticket and you could have a private tour. You have to make a reservation. They don't have regularly scheduled trips what they do is they wait until they get enough people to fill the car.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Emigsville, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

This tour takes you 250 feet down into an actual anthracite coal mine. You are lowered down in a yellow low profile rail car on the rails of the old 190 slope, once used to transport coal out and supplies in. Our tour was given by a man who was a miner himself until he retired. The tour was exciting... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Green Lane, PA
Level Contributor
34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Lackawanna County Coal Mine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Lackawanna County Coal Mine

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lackawanna County Coal Mine and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
27 days ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Lackawanna County Coal Mine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?