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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 6 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 5 weeks ago
Ann K
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Reviewed May 8, 2006

I took my 3 children (14,12,8) to Pioneer Tunnel April 30, 2006. I had visited it when I was a child, and my 12 yo daughter wanted to visit to complete a school project. The tour times where posted online, and began promptly. We took a battery operated open rail-type car into the mountain to view several scenes of actual veins of coal. We were able to get out and walk for a portion. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the role of anthracite coal mining in the region, miners lives, and this particular mine specifically. We were able to take as many photos as we wanted, and the guide answered many questions. Being in the cold, damp, and dark tunnel reinforced the difficulties of the work the miners did. All of my children thought it was interesting. Bring a sweatshirt as it is very cold in the mine, even in the heat of summer!!!

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