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Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour

McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 800-238-7245
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Great Unbiased Look at the Coal Mining Industry

This was one of the most educational tours that I have ever taken. I learned a great deal about the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pensacola Beach, Florida
It's broke - please fix it

A warning to anyone traveling any distance to try to tour the mine. My kids were very disappointed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mountainside, New Jersey
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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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McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 800-238-7245
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Reviewed yesterday

This was one of the most educational tours that I have ever taken. I learned a great deal about the history of coal mining in this country and how it helped shape the country. I also learned about some of the excesses of the industry,...More

Thank Laurentcroissant
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A warning to anyone traveling any distance to try to tour the mine. My kids were very disappointed that the tours were sold out for the day by mid morning. Could we buy tickets for the next day? No, they "don't do it that way."...More

Thank MTS6pack
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We love tours like this that take you back in time! Spent a couple of hours learning about coal mining in the area. What an eye opener. Excited to go down the mine shaft and be able to experience this. Worth the time. Very reasonable...More

Thank dayinthesun28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You walk into the mines and see different spots where the workers worked most of their life, the guide explains what people do depending on their age and wealth, how things were organised down there and so much more! It is really an amazing experience...More

1  Thank Silke H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has great ratings and I trust the tour is great when they are not busy . . . but they were "sold out" as the hand written sign said at the front desk when we got there. And I would be fine with...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have now been to all 3 coal mine tours in NE PA. We have like them all. This is our favorite but the guide ( a teen) did not have the knowledge to answer questions about the mine. The other tours had a coal...More

Thank FamilyTime23
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't skip the mine tour when you visit the Anthracite Museum. You will need to reserve your spot early and be ready to board before the time they tell you. If you have a large group you may not be able to tour together. This...More

Thank Maureen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to experience what it was like working in the coal mines in the Lackawanna County, PA area on a daily basis this tour is definitely for you. This mine once employed quite a few people in the area, but is now only...More

Thank RSGrosse1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a compromise after spending 4 days in Cape May. My husband is not a beach goer so this was his idea of a good time. Much to my amazement I enjoyed it too! Our grand daughters ages 10 & 11 also had a...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took advantage of a rainy day to visit the mine. You really get a sample of what it was like - whether man or boy - working there.

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Gina G
6 September 2016|
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Response from LAKFL | Reviewed this property |
Hitching a ride with a group going back up is the best way but if you have no problem going down in the car you should have no problem in the mine because the car is a bit cramp. The leader did show us a shaft that... More
Ed A
19 July 2016|
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Response from LisaMLew | Reviewed this property |
"Handicap accessible with some restrictions"... From their website. Call ahead for more info
19 March 2016|
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Response from LAKFL | Reviewed this property |
I am 6'1". I was ok for the most part. There are a few areas that are a little low but as a tall guy I sometimes get used to it.