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“Great Tourist Attraction in Scranton”

Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour
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.
Reviewed September 9, 2012

They give jackets to wear and take you down into a real coal mine. You get to walk around while the guide tells you the coalminers story. Very interesting and a must if in Scranton area.

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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Great time going down into the mines. I have brought school groups here and my own children have gone with their schools. It can be a little scary for younger children. Well worth it if visiting the area or studying NE US history.

Thank Mary H
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

We went with our children..and it related directly to them because children did work in the mine....it was very informative about the importance of the coal mine and the danger working there..

Thank karen831
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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.

Thank Adam C
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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.

Thank Dave M
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