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“History Comes to Life”

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.
Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“History Comes to Life”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

This is a wonderful tour for anyone because it has so many levels. It is interesting, educational and totally different from anything else. The tour guides are full of knowledge about mining in Pennsylvania. The visit takes you on a rail car right into the mine! It's chilly all the time, so be sure to bring a sweatshirt.

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Archbald, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
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“Great Tourist Attraction in Scranton”
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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Lakewood, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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“PA history at its best”
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.

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greentown pa
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“great experience”
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..

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 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.

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