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Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour

McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 800-238-7245
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Meet a real miner and ask all the questions you want!

The tour is pretty sparse on its own, though the retired miner who takes you down in an old rail... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Brian G
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Gives you a different perspective.

The underground experience is something hard to describe. You've just got to see it for yourself... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Bellmore, New York
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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 800-238-7245
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

The tour is pretty sparse on its own, though the retired miner who takes you down in an old rail car into the mine obviously knows the business cold and was happy to answer all of our questions. Watch the video in the gift shop,...More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The underground experience is something hard to describe. You've just got to see it for yourself. It's a great tour, just get there early, as it fills up quickly. Bring something warm to wear, and remember that the restrooms are only on the surface.

Thank rlitman
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Having read some other review We took the advice that I am giving you if you are interested in doing this popular site arrive early as they sell out quickly. We arrived at 1030am and bought tickets for the NOON trip !! We were called...More

Thank Fingerlakes09
Reviewed 24 August 2017

There were 4 in our party, 2 adults and 2 teens aged 17 and 14. This was an interesting look into our history. Don't miss the video before the tour. The only NEGATIVE. The website states it opens at 10, so i planned our day...More

Thank lmmrn
Reviewed 23 August 2017

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 22 August 2017 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 18 August 2017 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 17 August 2017 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 16 August 2017

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

1  Thank James D
Reviewed 13 August 2017

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
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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.