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Lackawanna County Coal Mine

McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 800-238-7245
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Surprisingly A Very Informative Attraction

My husband and I are new to the area and after visiting a Nay Aug Park, we decided to check out the... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Staten Island, New York
Understanding family heritage

I took my daughter and her two sons there during my visit to their home in NY. My husband's... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Susan M
Corpus Christi, Texas
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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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McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 800-238-7245
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

My husband and I are new to the area and after visiting a Nay Aug Park, we decided to check out the coal mine. To be honest, I wasn't overwhelmed to go to the mine but my husband wanted to see it so I gave...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2017

I took my daughter and her two sons there during my visit to their home in NY. My husband's grandfather was killed in a coal mining accident in 1919 and I wanted to introduce the boys to that part of their heritage. The tour was...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 20 April 2017

this is a must if you want the history of Scranton. the tour is so amazing from walking the grounds to the mine. event the gift shop is pretty awesome. the staff was so great and nice as well!

Thank pchack
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Tony was an excellent tour guide. Really gave you insight into working in the coal mine. Fun ride into and out-of the mine.

Thank James65Louisiana
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Hubby, 17 year old son and I just got back from Scranton and this was one of our stops. All three of us had a terrific time at this extensive facility dedicated to educating folks about coal mining. Before the tour you can view a...More

1  Thank luv2fly77
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Ride in an actual coal car to learn about mining and the history of the area. The mine is cool so a jacket or sweatshirt is needed.

1  Thank NikkiValleyStream
Reviewed 31 March 2017

A trip to northeast Pennslvania wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Lackawanna County Coal Mine tour. This tour of about one hour places you in an electric coal mine car and takes you underground to view how coal was mined many years ago....More

Thank Warren W
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Excellent tour guides, interesting info to learn, all in all a great way to spend an afternoon. Even my son was entertained.

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 2 March 2017

You will get a glimpse into the past of what the brave men endured to mine coal. Without this resource, many industries would not have been able to flourish. Anthracite Coal was the key to connecting the east and west coast via railroad because of...More

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 15 February 2017

See live and up close the atmosphere of a coal mine. Experience the damp cold of a mine. Gives you a regard for what many men experienced in the past in the area; especially enlightening is the exposure to 4 feet high mines that existed....More

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Gina G
If you go into the mine and find that you are claustrophobic, is there a way out or do you have to wait for the tour to finish?
6 September 2016|
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Response from LAKFL | Reviewed this property |
Hitching a ride with a group going back up is the best way but if you have no problem going down in the car you should have no problem in the mine because the car is a bit cramp. The leader did show us a shaft that... More
Ed A
Does this tour fall under the access guidelines?
19 July 2016|
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Response from LisaMLew | Reviewed this property |
"Handicap accessible with some restrictions"... From their website. Call ahead for more info
I am quite tall. The walking part of the tour, does it have low ceilings and walkways? Walking half bent over isn't my " cup of tea". Thanks.
19 March 2016|
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Response from LAKFL | Reviewed this property |
I am 6'1". I was ok for the most part. There are a few areas that are a little low but as a tall guy I sometimes get used to it.