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Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour
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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...more
McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 800-238-7245
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Reviewed yesterday

Interesting look at a job I would not want to have to do. Down into the mine, it's dark, damp, very informative retired mine worker guide. Not for the claustrophobic, or anyone who isn't strong and steady enough to walk at least a half a...More

Thank usrockisland1903
Reviewed 5 days ago

A trip back in history to a time when the area was growing and very wealthy. Also a sobering taste of what daily life was life for the men and children who worked in the mines. Would definitely go again!

Thank ameliabedelia523
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our bus group went on this tour. It was a interesting lesson on coal mining. The mine definitely was cold and damp, so best to dress appropriately. The guide was informative and responded to a lot of questions. Learned a lot about coal mining including...More

Thank Craig O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family absolutely loved this experience!! It was definitely something we will never forget. We weren't sure what you would do for an hour down there but our tour guide did a great job and it was so interesting. We went with our 9,7,5,2, and...More

Thank Laura K
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We love the tour. Get your hardhat and head down into the mine. Always 50 degrees so dress appropriately. You learn alot about the history of mining.

Thank pat9doerr11
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Very interesting look back into the history of coal mining Guide was informative and patient with the questions asked by young children in our group.

Thank KBNana
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

They usually fight or goof around but strangely this kept their attention. The film beforehand lets you know what to expect, interlaced with photos and movies of the mine workers from 100 yrs ago. The breaker boys starting age 10 got 13 cents an hr...More

Thank vzescape
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We have visited other mining sites and this one was different. Interesting with a very informative guide. Make sure you wear good closed toe shoes (not white, cause they will get dirty) and bring a jacket. This was a ride down in a mining car...More

Thank travelzoom2016
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Quaint little coal mine tour offering some great insight into the coal mine era. Starts off with a very factual (albeit very boring for children) movie and then an old coal mine car takes you slowly into the mine. It's not very deep but it's...More

Thank BScNStudent
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great choice if you’re in the area. Amazing how people work and in such harsh conditions. Suwas a history lesson and great for ages five and up

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17 July 2018|
Response from sushiguy79 | Reviewed this property |
45 - 60 minutes
Jessica S
28 June 2018|
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Response from Syma W | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend this for children that young. It's dim, there is not really enough room for a stroller. But more importantly I think that some of the areas may be a bit scary for children that age especially the life... More
Lisa F
7 June 2018|
Response from wetfoot | Reviewed this property |
10 USD per person. 7.50 for kids (up to 12). 9.50 for seniors and 9.00 military. No other discounts. . They take credit cards. At the end, guide will ask for tips so have some cash if you feel this is appropriate.