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“Meet a real miner and ask all the questions you want!”

Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour
Ranked #1 of 2 Tours in Scranton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
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, and prepare to have a picnic lunch on the tables in the park. A decent trip for a few hours.

Thank Brian G
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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
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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 early so off we went at 1145am You board a cart wearing a helmit and go down 300 ft under the mountain A little tight but not really a claustrophobic problem Most kids over 8 were fine the younger ones well this is not a place to run around or can be scared . You proceed on a walk through the mining tunnels with a guide giving you a real look at life for the miners Tour takes a good half hour You then reboard the cart and proceed back up the mountain By the time we finished our tour The tours for the afternoon were sold out!! There is a snack bar clean restrooms and nice little gift shop. Worth getting up early to go But not for those who can not walk on their own young and old

Thank Fingerlakes09
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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 with the expectation tours begin at 10, we were there at 9:30. When the lady sold the tickets she said the first tour should leave around 11. It depends on when they have enough to send the car down.

You should have set scheduled tours. 26 adults in the cart is crowed, so if there aren't small children to squish into the half seats it would be really uncomfortable.

Overall a great historical insight. I do recommend the tour, just try not to plan anything after.

Thank Lin K
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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, lack of regulatory enforcement and the roles of those who worked in the mines.

Thank Laurentcroissant
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