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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 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Blairstown
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend this tour if you are in the Poconos or Scranton area. Descend 300 feet into an actual former working mine shaft & take the guided tour of the “190 Slope”, an anthracite coal mine originally opened in 1860. Our guide was very informative....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PopeyeD
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

The location was drenched with rain and all guests were told to prepare for a wet day as the mine shaft was drenched.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank malcolmg133
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This tour was an awesome experience. Although a bit unnerving at times being down into the Earth, that only added to the experience. Our guide was so very informative. Being the granddaughter of a N.E, PA coal miner I truly enjoyed every minute.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kieran H
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I found it interesting and educational. It's very cold so bring a jacket. And wear good walking shoes, it's uneven and wet down there.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank B L
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Great tour..Great tour guide..Good price!!Good Time!!Everyone was professional and friendly..Tour guide was very knowledgeable..

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jt z
Reviewed 27 July 2018

The tour guide was wonderful. It was very interesting learning how the miners worked and the conditions in the mine. There is a movie you can watch while waiting for the tour that was very interesting

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Liz B
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Fun experience to do once. The descent is fun in the coal cars, make sure to bring a sweatshirt. Local teens running gift shop, ticket booth, and tour guides give this place a very homey feel...it def seems like a reminder of days gone by....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank napagirl
Reviewed 23 July 2018

It was a rainy day so we decided to check out the coal mine. Even though it was almost an hour drive from where we were staying. You start out by descending down to the mine in a yellow cage. It starts to feel chilly...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Caroyn O
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Once in a lifetime experience. If your within 100 miles of this place detour to it. Going down into the mine itself is a little overwhelming but very cool. Mike was a incredible tour guide, very knowledgeable and added just the right amount of humor...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Keith A
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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.