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No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum

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Address: 9 Dock St, Lansford, PA 18232-1202
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+1 570-645-7074
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Great Museum and Tour

The mine tour starts and ends with a ride into the mine on a battery powered mine train. Then the rest of the tour is a walking tour in the mine. The museum contains lots of... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2015
Bill M
Tempe, Arizona
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Tempe, Arizona
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2015

The mine tour starts and ends with a ride into the mine on a battery powered mine train. Then the rest of the tour is a walking tour in the mine. The museum contains lots of donated items. The folks working there are very enthusiastic and really care about the history or Anthracite coal mining in this area of Pennsylvania.... More 

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Henderson, NV
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had friends visiting us from Canada and decided to take a day trip to the mine. As my husbands Dad had been a coal miner in West Virginia, we were very interested. We'd read the reviews of the #9 mine. Although the museum isn't in the greatest of shape, it still had a lot of interesting items and was... More 

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Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2015

We took our 11 year old grandson to see part of the history of the great industrial age which was fueled by coal. We called in advance to see if it was open, and they said they were. We arrived at 2 pm and the sign on the road said they were closed, yet we saw several people walking around.... More 

Thank cjw_9
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

I am so glad I saw this on tripadvisor! I've toured a few coal mines and this was the best!! Very authentic. You get a true feeling of the mine and an understanding of how rough mining was. Our tour guide John was very knowledgable and answered many questions!! The guy running the mine was really friendly and spent a... More 

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2015

I wanted my nieces to get a sense of how difficult the life of a coal miner is so I chose this mine, which I learned about when searching for things to do in the Poconos. It is a small operation, but I was very surprised that there were many people there on the day we were there (last Wednesday).... More 

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Lancaster PA
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115 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is the 3rd coal mine tour that we have been on in eastern PA. It is by far the best and was the lowest cost. It is very hard to find it advertised anywhere, even in the town of Lansford .This mine compared to the others had a free museum included. Once inside the mine it showed you more... More 

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Lakewood, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2015

Interesting and unusual experience. Taking an actual train car into the mine and then walking thru tunnels and seeing and learning how coal was mines. Make sure that you wear closed shoes/sneakers and light jacket with hood or had to protect from cooler temperatures below ground and from dripping water. A not to miss experience when you are in or... More 

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Long Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2015

After reading the prior reviews here I had high expectations but was underwhelmed in actuality. Maybe because we had been to Howe Caverns in the past but this was not as thrilling. Our guide tried hard to make it fun and educational but it wasn't much of either for the adults or the kids. Happy we went and that it... More 

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Kingwood, West Virginia
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2015

We saw this on Trip Advisor as the #1 "Thing to Do" in the area, so we headed out. We got there early and spent some time in the museum. Lots to see, but I agree that it is not as organized as some museums. We bought some sweatshirts in the gift shop to wear into the mine, but there... More 

Thank rdrbaylor
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

My entire family enjoyed our time at No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum! We learned so much and my 8 year olds thought it was awesome! It is chilly in the mine so bring a sweatshirt!

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