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“Explore 300 feet beneath the earth through an anthracite coal mine”

Lackawanna County Coal Mine
Ranked #1 of 2 Tours in Scranton
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Explore 300 feet beneath the earth through an anthracite coal mine”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Descend slowly 300 feet down into the earth in a mine car. Discover the methods used in deep mining’s history. Accompany a miner in the winding underground gangways and rock tunnel past three different veins of hard coal, past the mule boy and the nipper, past the monkey vein and the dead chute. The descent down the slope takes 3-4 minutes. The walking portion of the tour is approximately a 1/2 mile and lasts one hour. This is an amazing experience for all ages. On the tour, you learn about who mined coal and how. It combines local history, industrial history, regional history and national history to put a fascinating perspective on a small part of American history.

Visited September 2012
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Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, United States
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128 reviews
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“Great experience”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

We were wowed about alll. Wish we can keep producing coal in our country and take away from dependancy from other countries.

Visited August 2012
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great tour!”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

This tour is fun and educational. Our tour guide was well informed and a great guide! Leaning about the regions coal industry and how the mines work was very interesting. This is a must see in the Scranton area!

Visited August 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“An attraction I highly recommend!”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

I think everyone should take a trip down into an old coal mine at least once in their lives. It is a little scary, but also thrilling and interesting. Mining anthracite coal in the 19th and early 20th centuries is an important part of Pennsylvania's history. The guide was expert on the subject, and he demonstrated the great dangers miners faced. The underground tunnels, mining operations, and ventilation systems is really impressive. You'll be glad you went!

Visited August 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A must see place!”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Have you ever been inside of a coal mine? This is your chance to do so! Enjoyed every minute of the ride down (and back up), the underground walking tour and the humor and knowledge of the guides. You will never again gumble about your job after you see what others have done for 10 hours a day under less than ideal conditions. Take a light jacket as it is cool and damp.

Visited August 2012
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