3.7
18 votes

Lackawanna County Coal Mine

McDade Park, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503 USA

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Reasonable
Open Now
Thu 10a-3p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted

“Prepare for the dark & the grime!”

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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Reviewed by
pborenstein

  • 6 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
July 21, 2014

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.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
anagana

  • 6 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
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.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Tatiana Danger

  • Road Warrior
  • 1,169 Reviews
  • 647 Helpful
September 01, 2014
Rated 3.0

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.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
danielle.white.5836

  • 6 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
May 21, 2016
Rated 4.0

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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Lackawanna County Coal Mine

McDade Park
Scranton, Pennsylvania
18503 USA

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Open now until 3:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Private Parking
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