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“do in the mines of history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lackawanna County Coal Mine

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
Type: Historic Sites, Tours, Mines
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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.
cranford nj
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“do in the mines of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

if you never seen a coal mine and how it operated..this is the tour you must take...you do deep under the city of Scranton Pa...wearing the helmets and feeling the cool dampness of the mines give one the experience of how hard people work to get the coal from the earth

Visited July 2012
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews 112 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Enjoy the history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Anyone who has any interest in the growth of our country and the industrial age needs to visit this mine and see what it took to accomplish that growth. It's a thorough and enlightening tour and you'll leave with a new appreciation of what our fore fathers went through.

Visited January 2013
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Bradenton, Florida
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“You load 15 tons and what do you get ... (Tennessee Ernie Ford)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

This decent into the bowels of the earth is an experience that will bring the hard life of anthracite coal miners into sharp focus. The labor movement in the US owes its beginnings to the harsh working conditions and dirt poor quality of life of the early miners and their families. If only OSHA were around in those days!

Visited September 2012
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Scranton, PA
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“Great tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

My grandfather was a coal miner in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and I thought about him the entire time when I took the tour. You go down into a mine shaft (cool and dark) with a guide who explains the coal industry and what it was like to work in these mines. You marvel that anyone, much less children, went down once, must less on a daily basis. A must-see attraction in Scranton.

Visited May 2012
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“Worth the time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We stopped in to do the tour on a spur of the moment while driving by. We had a great time and learned alot. You see coal mine's in the news all the time with good and bad issues. Go see the mines for your self,you will get a better perspective on where we are today and what it takes to do that job.

Visited July 2012
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