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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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Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour

This was a very educational and interesting tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable, and answered all questions we had. It is quite chilly, though, so I was very happy that we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was a very educational and interesting tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable, and answered all questions we had. It is quite chilly, though, so I was very happy that we all had warm sweaters to wear. It really was like stepping back in time one hundred years or more!

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Langhorne, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Really impressive mine well worth a tour. It's a cool trip down. The narrator was a bit hard to follow.

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is one heck of a tour. You would not believe what folks had to endure to engage in deep mining. This was in part a search for roots. My wife's father and grandfather had worked in that mine long ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very educational. Arrive early because sometimes they book completely even if you arrive before 2:30pm. Gets cold in under. Def. bring a jacket. Jason was really informative.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very interesting,affordable, and educational. Very friendly and knowledgeable people. You can't help but learn about coal mining and have an appreciation for the miners.

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Dickson City, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We were very impressed by the whole excursion. It was so truthful. My boys compared their good life with the life of those little kids, who worked there since they were seven. Very educational visit; I highly recommend to take this tour to families with children. I would like to thank all the dedicated people, who made this tour possible.

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Whitney Point, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Lackawanna County Coal Mine is a great place to visit, fun, exciting, educational. I love this tour, each time we go we learn new things. It is good places for all ages to have a good time.

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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Very good if you like History. Our Tour Guide was very knowledgable. Learn about how Scranton grew around the coal industry.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I took some of my cousins to the Coal Mine Tour. They loved it! Different from anything they had ever done before. It was very authentic, and our guide, Tom, did a great job.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This was an outstanding tour. Very educational and exciting! Terrific for teenagers - they won't be bored on this tour! Make sure you wear sturdy and comfortable walking shoes and bring a light jacket for the trip into the mine.

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