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Lackawanna County Coal Mine

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Address: McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
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+1 800-238-7245

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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Understanding family heritage

I took my daughter and her two sons there during my visit to their home in NY. My husband's grandfather was killed in a coal mining accident in 1919 and I wanted to introduce the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Susan M
Corpus Christi, Texas
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I took my daughter and her two sons there during my visit to their home in NY. My husband's grandfather was killed in a coal mining accident in 1919 and I wanted to introduce the boys to that part of their heritage. The tour was interesting and informative. The boys especially enjoyed the ride down into the mine. Our tour... More 

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Deer Park, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a must if you want the history of Scranton. the tour is so amazing from walking the grounds to the mine. event the gift shop is pretty awesome. the staff was so great and nice as well!

Thank pchack
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tony was an excellent tour guide. Really gave you insight into working in the coal mine. Fun ride into and out-of the mine.

Thank James65Louisiana
Gaithersburg, MD
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hubby, 17 year old son and I just got back from Scranton and this was one of our stops. All three of us had a terrific time at this extensive facility dedicated to educating folks about coal mining. Before the tour you can view a movie about coal mining in the area. Then, when your tour is called you grab... More 

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Valley Stream, NY
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ride in an actual coal car to learn about mining and the history of the area. The mine is cool so a jacket or sweatshirt is needed.

Thank NikkiValleyStream
West Middlesex
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A trip to northeast Pennslvania wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Lackawanna County Coal Mine tour. This tour of about one hour places you in an electric coal mine car and takes you underground to view how coal was mined many years ago. It provides excellent guides who provide a most interesting tour through an actual mine and... More 

Thank Warren W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent tour guides, interesting info to learn, all in all a great way to spend an afternoon. Even my son was entertained.

Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

You will get a glimpse into the past of what the brave men endured to mine coal. Without this resource, many industries would not have been able to flourish. Anthracite Coal was the key to connecting the east and west coast via railroad because of its high heat when burned. If you are at all interested in the history of... More 

Thank Kevin C
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

See live and up close the atmosphere of a coal mine. Experience the damp cold of a mine. Gives you a regard for what many men experienced in the past in the area; especially enlightening is the exposure to 4 feet high mines that existed. I was told many stories by my dad who worked the mines all his adult... More 

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to take the family and friends, fantastic history of mining, you tour goes into to a mine and explains the workings of a coal miner.

Thank Gerard S

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