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Lackawanna County Coal Mine

McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 800-238-7245
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Coal Mine Tour

My grandsons (ages 11 and 8) really enjoyed going 300 feet beneath the earth to learn about how the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania
Amazing history of our past

We were looking for something to do after picking up ou son from camp. This was recommended from... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
New Jersey
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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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“coal mine” (174 reviews)
McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 800-238-7245
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My grandsons (ages 11 and 8) really enjoyed going 300 feet beneath the earth to learn about how the coal mines were operated and what a tough life the workers endured. Children their own ages worked 10 hours a day for nine cents an hour.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were looking for something to do after picking up ou son from camp. This was recommended from our hotel. Short drive from downtown Scranton and worth the visit. You begin by checking in and watching a short video about the coal mine. It was...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to go at the last minute. So glad we did. Our guide Tony was great. Very knowledgeable and has a passion for what he's teaching. Makes you realize how good we have it today. I would highly recommend this tour.

Thank Redranger475
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a very informational tour that our family had. It really gave you the sense of what it was like to work in the mines. Don't forget your coat though because it's chilly down below.

Thank donovan34walker
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very wary about going into the mine but it turned out to be a very worthwhile experience. I did not feel claustrophobic and that was my concern about taking the tour. The cool temperature underground was a treat on a hot summer day....More

Thank lmk1126
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

going through the mine and seeing and hearing about the life and working conditions of the miners gave me a better understanding of what those men and young boys went through in the 1800"s. this is a must see if you are in the scranton...More

Thank LouisvilleGrace
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit on hot summer day. Wear a light jacket because you go down into the mines. Interesting history lesson. Great family fun as long as your kids aren't afraid of dark or enclosed places. A real gem.

Thank ndfamily1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was an awesome trip being lowered into the mine, seeing the conditions that coal miners endured. Great historical tour. The tour guide was awesome. He comes from a family of miners himself. Highly recommended!

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you would like to see how our ancestors worked in a real coal mine, then you must visit the Lackawanna Coal Mine. You go deep in the ground on a trolley and see what conditions the poor miners had to experience.

Thank Coreen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very informative tour. Anthony, our guide, was great. Takes about an hour. Take a sweatshirt. Our teens really enjoyed it as well.

Thank John S
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Gina G
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
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
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.