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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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Jersey City, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Very informative and enjoyable tour. The guide described how it was in the mine and how young kids worked from age 5. Recommend for a family tour.

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Middlesex
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

WOW Want to know about coal mining? This is the place to go to.Take the ride down 250 feet through the tunnel in a small car being let down by an 1 inch cable! Don't worry the guides who are Miners take care of you.You will see the veins and how the mine works. Bring a sweater cause its 54... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A fun family place. Some day we will bring grand children here for a fun history lesson. The trip into the mines is a little scary however it really brings you back in time. A real learning experience.

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Dalton, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went on a hot day, and was great to go down in the mine. It was nice a cool. We were looking to do something fun and interesting. It was neat to learn a little mining history.

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I never really knew how hard my father worked until our family took this tour. It was pretty frightening to go down that deep and see how those men worked. And my father did this every day. I learned a lot and afterward, was very thankful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Loved the trip into the old coal mine. The guide was an x miner and was full of stories that made the whole experience something to remember......

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had a very good time at the Coal Mine. The tour was very interesting and the Tour guide very knowledgeable. He took us way down into the mines and was nice and cool on a hot day.

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Philadelphia, PA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It is, indeed, a coal mine, and nothing you can read about coal mines comes close to visiting one. Try to visit it if you are in the area, you won't regret it. The description on their website gives a pretty good idea of what they offer, so I won't repeat it here. The tour guides vary - we had... More

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New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A very interesting trip down underground to an old Anthracite coal mine. Very informative and gives one a better perspective on the hard work of miners. The view of the surrounding valley before you go down into the mine is beautiful and the park is also.

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Bronx NYC
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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