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Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour

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1 Bald Mountain Rd, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18504 USA (570) 963-6463

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July 21, 2014 Top Review!

Definitely worth the trip. You travel in and out of the mine in a personnel mine car. Try to sit near the "front" so you can watch the sky disappear as you descend.

The tour makes it clear that mining was a multigenerational job. Boys as young as seven tended the doors between chamber. If you're traveling through this part of the state, this tour will give you an appreciation for what's beneath your feet.

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Descend slowly into the earth in a mine car as you enter the old Slope #190.  Watch the sky slowly disappear. Soon you’ve reached “the foot”.  Then explore 300 feet beneath the earth through an anthracite coal mine originally opened in 1860.  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. Listen as he explains the fascinating methods used, and the heroic efforts involved, in deep mining’s history.

The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour is open from April 1 through November 30 and is closed on Easter Sunday and Thanksgiving Day.  The box office opens at 10:00 AM. While waiting for your tour you can watch our introductory video about mining in our theater that is located in the interpretive center where the tickets for the tour are sold.

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September 18, 2014

Great tour. Our guide had been a miner for 25 years and was very knowledgeable. The tour is very informative and appropriate for all ages.

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Rated 3.0 September 1, 2014

Way back in Season 1 of "The Office" Michael outsourced the office’s healthcare plan to Dwight, who gutted it. So, to make up for it he tried to make reservations at the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour mistakenly thinking it’s a fun thrill ride. A fun little tour.

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Rated 4.0 May 21, 2016

I think it's a very good mine. I have been to many mines. It was very informative and Bob seemed more than willing to answer any questions. I was concerned of the chill but luckily I brought my scarf.

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