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Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train

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Mrs V

The information by our conductor was great! I was there when I was young now my 6 year old... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
julesv1955
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Ashland, Pennsylvania
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Been here many times and kids love it!

Really great tour! Anthracite coal mining is what Schuylkill County was all about! I grew up... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ann K
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Tour Pennsylvania's mining history at these mines.
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19th & Oak Sts., Ashland, PA 17921
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All reviews bring a jacket train ride gift shop hard life tour guide above ground light jacket nearby town back in the day great tour family history combo ticket answered all our questions walk around great attraction knoebels amusement park amazing experience
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The information by our conductor was great! I was there when I was young now my 6 year old granddaughter got to experience it. The gift shop was amazing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank julesv1955
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really great tour! Anthracite coal mining is what Schuylkill County was all about! I grew up close to this mine and it still fascinates me. To think men and CHILDREN worked in deplorable conditions to make a better life for their families. It is damp...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ann K
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We took a special needs group to the Pioneer tunnel coal mine,the first week of October. It was the most enjoyable experience of the trip. It was dark, cold, and exciting to go in the coal mine. The tour guide talked about the many men,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ROSE Z
Reviewed October 22, 2018

This is the second year that we have taken my son to the Fall festival train ride. He LOVES getting to see the train, be on the train, and go to pick out a pumpkin. His favorite part is watching the steam come out when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

You get a coal mine tour, where you go into an actual mine and learn about the mining techniques of the anthracite coal mining region and era. You will various cuts, shutes old coal Car, which a few were converted into passenger cars and learn...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roving591071
Reviewed September 23, 2018

It was a great experience. It makes me appreciate what a real hard life for the miners. The guides were very informative and interesting. They explained things very well.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John W B
Reviewed September 21, 2018

What a great place for adults and children! An exceptional place to learn about the history of parents and grandparents. Definitely recommend.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank B2032CZkathleenk
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We had a great guide both in the mine tour part and the steam train part. Both were very informative regarding they history of coal mining in that area and Pennsylvania. There is a wonderful park across the street to spend the afternoon. We missed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DickandKaren
Reviewed September 4, 2018

This place is sitting in a quiet little town called Ashland. It is recommended to take steam train and mine tour combo.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank zl2515
Reviewed August 30, 2018

I visited Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train during a 5th grade field trip. I'd always wanted to visit again, so this past weekend I did. It was so historically enlightening. There are two parts of the tour: coal mine and/or steam train. I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Nancy C
July 18, 2018|
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Response from 616ruthie | Reviewed this property |
It was inexpensive. Includes a ride into the coal mine in the coal cars they used years ago. I'm claustrophobic, but it didn't bother me at all. It was 86 degrees out the day we were there, and it was cold in the mine... More
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cecustard
August 12, 2016|
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Response from Adam S | Reviewed this property |
The cafe is called the Jellybucket Cafe. See the separate listing on TripAdvisor.
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