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Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Closed for the season. but still interesting

Although the exhibit and tour was closed for the season we enjoyed the scenic ride up and around... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2017
Defiance, Ohio
via mobile

Easy stroll, very informative. The ladies working there are very nice and friendly. $10 for the... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2017
Beckley, West Virginia
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26 Nov 2017
“Closed for the season. but still interesting ”
24 Oct 2017
“Interesting but lacking in some areas.”
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215 Shop Hollow Road, Pocahontas, VA 24635
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Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

Although the exhibit and tour was closed for the season we enjoyed the scenic ride up and around the mountain from Bluefield to get here. We laughed as we exited and entered Va and W. Va several times. We took some nice pics and looked...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank angieinohio
Reviewed October 24, 2017

As a historian studying Appalachian mining communities, I was interested in visiting this mine. However, some of the information relayed during the tour of the mine was inaccurate and incorrect. The museum portion is in complete disarray, which is really unfortunate, because it has a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Manuliv17
Reviewed June 30, 2017

Easy stroll, very informative. The ladies working there are very nice and friendly. $10 for the tour. It's well worth the price.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 981keithy
Reviewed December 2, 2016

I visited the mine, but never went into it. I talked to local council member, and she became interested in learning more about him, and where he was buried. But she couldn't find the burial site after conducting searches for days. I obtained his death...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Vic C
Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Good easy stroll in a mine. Roomy enough and we'll lit. See relics and learn how things got done 4.5 stars. The navigator might take you on some interesting shortcuts. Don't go on empty tank.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank ralph spoil s
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

This mine closed in 1954, but our tour guide worked in a mine nearby in the 70s and 80s. He was very informative. It is always cool and damp in here (50 or so). Tour takes about an hour, so bring a jacket. Also, water...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank scodougle
Reviewed August 4, 2016

Drove up from NC to visit this exhibition mine in the small, former coal mining town of Pocahontas, Virginia. Our guide, Mr. Miller, was a retired miner and was quite knowledgeable about the history of the mine and how the "black diamonds" were extracted from...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Tyaskin
Reviewed July 8, 2016

Experienced miner took us through what use to be a working mine, explaining how the coal was extracted. We were allowed to look at actual equipment used to extract the coal as he recounted incidents that actually happened within the coal mines. Many artifacts were...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Eva S
Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

We couldn't go down the entire mine because of flooding, but they reduced the cost to $5 and it was still worth my time. The reviewers are right - the old miner tour guide did retire and we had a young girl. She did a...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank wildokie
Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

The tour is neat and interesting to see the exhibition mine, however the area look to be in disarray. The museum and area around the mine really showed it's age and lack of upkeep and maintenance. Restrooms had no paper or towels and water was...More

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank Mtnman300
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October 13, 2016|
Response from bdec22 |
Address: 215 Exhibition Mine Rd., Pocahontas, VA Directions: Coal Heritage Museum is next to the coal mine. Hours: T-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5 (Call to verify) Phone: 276-945-2134 Admission: Adults $10.00