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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

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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A great place to visit and see what many men and boys did a 100 years ago! How many people uncles or grandfathers work in these dangerous places?

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Waverly, Pennsylvania
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Waverly, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place to visit and see what many men and boys did a 100 years ago! How many people uncles or grandfathers work in these dangerous places?

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Montrose, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

definitely not for any mobility impaired folks, The car they take down into the mine was cramped with nowhere to put your feet or hang on to, But once you adjusted to the seat,things .got interesting, We all learned a lot today,

Thank jktran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a trip that all parents should take their kids to see. Kids need to know how difficult some jobs were for their grandparents. They need to be able to compare life then and now to appreciate what they have today. Going down in a deep, dark pit will really teach them more about mining than their textbooks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A most unusual thing to do, this tour was really beyond what I expected. You are furnished a hard hat and are encouraged to bring a jacket or sweater because even though it might be 80 degrees above ground, it's a chilly and damp 52 degrees in the mine. This is a walking tour once you've ridden the cable driven... More 

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Steubenville, Ohio, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To go down a coal mine and see and experience what miners dealt with over one hundred years ago is a must do. Well organized and safe, the tour and museum tells a great story into the history of our country.

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Boerne, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was actually a lot of fun, and interesting, to visit a formerly active coal mine. Guide explained the working conditions and the walk was pretty level and not strenuous once we reached the bottom of the mine. Not very suitable for wheelchairs. Don't miss the video they show in the small theater before you descend into the mine.

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A STEP BACK IN TIME. The Lackawanna Coal Mine is a museum and retired coal mine located in McDade Park in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Visitors board a mine car and descend the #190 slope into the Clark Vein of coal. At the foot of the shaft the visitors begin an hour-long guided tour through the main gangway of the mine and... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our way to Gettysburg. Glad we did. We had a very interesting tour given by a man who spent many years in the coal mining industry. Left me with a lot of respect for the coal workers...

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Natchez, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour given by a miner. A look into the hard life of miners. I was particularly move by the stories of small boys as young as 8 working down in these dark damp tunnels.

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not sure what to expect, since I have never been deep inside a mine before. Don't even think about it if you are claustrophic. One guy on our tour was and he caught the returning tram. He could not stand it. We rode down on those yellow cable driven metal trams. I think we went down at least... More 

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