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Lackawanna County Coal Mine

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Address: McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
Phone Number: +1 800-238-7245
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The tour will take you 300 feet below the earth into the pitch blackness...

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 interesting and neat attraction. Being from the south, I knew nothing about coal mines. My husband and I highly recommend this trip for older kids and adults. Our guide... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Merritt Island, Florida
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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and neat attraction. Being from the south, I knew nothing about coal mines. My husband and I highly recommend this trip for older kids and adults. Our guide was Bob. He was funny and very knowledgeable.

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Trevose, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to do a small getaway up in the Poconos in November, not realizing many trails and whatnot are closed up for the season. Googling tours, we came across the Lackawanna Coal Mine tour. We googled other coal mine tours and many seemed to close in October for the season, this one in-particular was open until the end of November.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was planning a day trip to Scranton, decided to do the Lackawanna Co Coal Mine (1st) & Steam Town...glad we did since not only was this more informative than I thought, but tied it into the coal into steam train industry. Spent a little over an hour there.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Years ago I went to a coal mine replica in a museum in Chicago -- at the Museum of Science and Industry it must have been -- and really enjoyed it. I still have fond memories of the experience, but seeing the real thing was much better. Coal has been so important for so long, and may be in the... More 

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Lehman, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not entertainment, you actually are going into what was a working coal mine that helped fuel the industrial revolution in America, generate the child labor laws, and fuel the greatest country in the world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Take a day and visit the coal mine . Very informative about the workings of a mine. Also visitSteamtown to complete a tour of the industrial heritage of this area

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Went on a lark while spending a weekend in the area. The miner who took us down was very informative and had a great sense of humor ("Is this the first time in a mine for everyone here? Me too!"). The mine is not claustrophobic, in the sense that there are no tight spaces. The ceilings are a little low... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

For the first time we went onto the coal mine, the trip down into the mine was great, after arriving at the 250 foot mark underground our guide took us the through the mine. It was very educational about how the people did the mining back in the day and very hazardous not only to the men but the children... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A great experience for young and old. Kids and adults alike will learn of the historic impact of coal mining in the area as well as the geology behind coal formation, etc. Kids will be entertained and will learn something without even realizing it. The tour is reasonably priced and very informative. Set in McDade park, there are several other... More 

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Bloomfield, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Very informative museum. Knowledgeable and personable tour guides. Friendly and helpful staff. The tour itself lasts almost an hour and gives you a very clear picture of the hardships those children and miners endured. Very educational.

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