Quecreek Mine Rescue Site

Quecreek Mine Rescue Site, Somerset: Address, Phone Number, Quecreek Mine Rescue Site Reviews: 4.5/5

Quecreek Mine Rescue Site
4.5
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Teddy1081
Lititz229 contributions
Excellent ... a Must See
Oct. 2020
We did not know what to expect. My wife thought it was going to be going into a mine and didn't want to go, but I talked her into going and she loved it. She has done more research and we just got the DVD to watch the movie. Museum staff are VERY informative, esp. Bill who owns the farm the rescue took place on. We learned a lot listening to his ~one hour DVD and story. Not much to see outdoors but the museum will give you a complete understanding of how the accident happened and the events that unfolded over the next couple of days to get the miners out. It was amazing and a miracle. May not hold the interest of small children.
Written November 4, 2020
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rsvpf
120 contributions
History we shouldn't forget
Sep. 2020
We got there later in the afternoon but the docent was very kind and offered all sorts of extra information. She took her time with us and answered all our questions.
We had just missed one of the 9. She said they come through quite often.
There were a lot of interactive things where you could hear and see the original 9 in the days after as well as some of the rescue footage.
What dedication this community has to keep this site open to the public.
The outdoor space is easily reached and gives you further insight into the events that took place.
We combined with a trip to Flight 93 Visitor Center. Easily done.
Then we went to dinner at Gourmet Buffet in Somerset Commons. Made for a good day.
Written October 6, 2020
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H011yD
Monaca, PA255 contributions
Lots of coal mining history.
Oct. 2020
The small museum is very interesting as well as the grounds were the rescue took place. However..... the tour guide gives a detailed 1 hour story of events which is interesting but she kind of lost me when she started to add religion to the story and adds in a bit of her own story that has nothing to do with the rescue.
Written October 5, 2020
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PAdives
Saint Ignace, MI325 contributions
Great historical site to visit
Sep. 2020 • Friends
Very interesting and exciting site to visit and learn about the 9 for 9 miners rescue. Make sure you have some time so you can hear the whole story as told by Vicki who does an excellent job.
Written September 24, 2020
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mdgipsy
Baltimore, MD960 contributions
Worthwhile
Jul. 2020
If you grew up when this happened, it's a cool reminder of what can happen when people put their minds together and work hard! Lots of parking, short walk to take a look around.
Written July 4, 2020
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Justin W
York, PA4,010 contributions
Very small but worth it
Jun. 2020 • Solo
I can't review The visitor Center as it was closed both times. But I visited the site itself. It's a very small site that can probably be seen in about 30 minutes. the ventilating pipe they used to give air to the men and the shaft they used to rescue them are still here. It's nice to see such an interesting part of history preserved. The spot can be easy to miss because it is either on or near a farm. There are cows right next to the site.
Written June 28, 2020
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Kate C
Tunkhannock, PA114 contributions
Surprising stop
Oct. 2019
Did not know what to expect. Museum staff are VERY into the story of the rescue (perhaps too much so at times) but learned a lot listening to them. Not much to see outdoors but the museum will give you a complete understanding of how the accident happened and the events that unfolded over the next couple of days to get the miners out. May not hold the interest of small children.
Written November 9, 2019
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mudderchic
Pittsburgh, PA32 contributions
Amazing people and informative tour!
Oct. 2019 • Couples
Some of the people that give the tour were there at the event themselves and/or personally knew the people involved, so its great to hear the story from their point of view.
Written October 23, 2019
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Bulldog44240
Kent, OH125 contributions
Truly A Special And Informational Stop
Sep. 2019
We had no idea what this stop would be like and we were more than impressed. Admission is $7.00 and that is for a guided tour out to see the actual areas where the mine flooded and then there is a powerpoint presentation that teaches one a lot about the mining industry, the mining accident, how 9 men were lucky enough to make it out, and the countless miracles that happened to rescue the other 9 men alive. OMG, it was truly amazing.
Written September 22, 2019
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JohnBCowgill
Washington DC, DC791 contributions
An Amazing Story
Jul. 2019
I have been to many mine site, but the story about this one is amazing. Definitely worth a visit and a must see.
Written September 3, 2019
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